Athlete Profile: Elisha Vo (12)

  1. If you have any, what are some of your pre-game routine? Pre-game meal?
  2. How long have you been playing this sport and what got you into it?
  3. What was something you got out of this sport?
  4. How has being part of the team change you?
  5. Role model/inspiration
  6. Biggest challenge?
  7. What pushed you past your limit?
  8. Memorable game?
  9. If this sport was gone, what other sport would you choose to play?
  10. Did you ever hit a breaking point during training or game? If so, how did you get out of it?
  11. How do you mentally prepare before the game?
  1. Before game, I rally with Tiffany Huynh and work on my form so that I’m well prepared for my sets. Normally, I don’t like to eat before our games because I always feel sluggish and tire; But if I am hungry, I like to eat a granola bar and drink a lot of water.
  2. I remember when I was in elementary or middle school, my uncle and cousins always played tennis, so I wanted to continue the tennis tradition in the family.
  3. Tennis has made me become more confident in myself and let me be a part of an irreplaceable family
  4. The team is like a big family. I like to think of it as “mess with the bean, you get the burrito”. We laugh,cry,and act like complete weirdos on the courts
  5. My role model has to be Tiffany Huynh. She is the best player on the team and she is always improving and applying her skills on the courts.
  6. Even though I’ve played tennis throughout my whole high school career, there is always a challenge in tennis everyday. Tennis is not an easy sport because there is always something I can improve on. I learned that if I wanted to win and get undefeated, I had to work hard and show that I want to win.
  7. Losing to LQ my freshman year motivated me to beat hem my sophomore year.
  8. My most memorable game had to be my first year in varsity. It was my junior year and my partner, Vivian, and I  were on a roll. Until our game at Bolsa. Our opponent hit a super deep and high ball and as I was running, I popped my knee and was out for the rest of the season. I was devastated. I felt like I had let my partner and my team down. Due to my injury, I was out for 3 months and it took another month to get consistent shots again.
  9. If I had to choose another sport,I’d choose waterpolo because I like the teamwork in that sport and it seems fun.
  10. Our opponent hit a super deep and high ball and as I was running, I popped my knee and was out for the rest of the season. I was devastated. I felt like I had let my partner and my team down.
  11. For one thing, having the confidence and right mindset is one big thing I learned from coach. Yes, there are times when my shots are decent, but if I believe that I will lose my set, I will lose my set.