Photos from Siena's men's and women's tennis sweep of Rider (9/28/13)
GENERAL: A strong left-handed player with tremendous athletic ability and great instincts...Her speed allows her to cover the court, and her advanced foot work allows her to compete at a very high level...She can hit a variety of shots from many different angles...Her productivity comes from her rugged, physical play and sound mental approach which enables her to stay cool under pressure. BEFORE SIENA: Garrity won the 2012 Division I Medina Sectional Tournament as a senior, and advanced to the state tournament each of her last two years at Medina...She completed her high school career with a 90-23 record and is the first female to receive the Medina County Gazette MVP all four years of her career...She was also named Medina Post Player of the Year four years in a row, and served as team captain as a junior and senior...Garrity was ranked No. 15 in the state of Ohio and 283 Nationally (U-18 division) by the USTA on November 12. PERSONAL:Garrity is a presidential scholar at Siena and plans to major in biology...She is the daughter of David and Valerie Garrity and has two sisters, Kellie and Rebeccah...In 2009, she had the opportunity to play with Sam Querry in doubles against John Isner and Mardy Fish in a Victory Gallop charity Pro-AM.
GETTING TO KNOW ALI:
Nickname: Al One thing I wish people knew about me, but don't is: I am a very approachable person! I love meeting new people and making new friends! Why did you choose Siena? I choose Siena because it was really the only school I went to that I could picture myself having the best college experience. The campus is the perfect size and the people are so friendly! If I didn't play tennis, I would: Be very overweight. I love food. (Suki can agree with me on this one) My favorite TV show is: Breaking Bad My favorite pro sports team is: Any team that beats the Heat My favorite book: The Great Gatsby My favorite movie: Anchorman. Really anything with Will Ferrell! My favorite food/ice cream is: Sushi or my grandma's Spanish rice...And I love moose tracks ice cream! If I could travel anywhere in the world, I would go to (why): I would like to go back to Europe and spend more time in Switzerland, such a gorgeous country! The person I would pick as my dream doubles partner would be: Sam Querry, because I actually have played doubles with him before and I hit a winner on John Isner, so I believe he is my good luck charm. What song/band is most likely to be playing on your iPod? Ride by Lana Del Ray or It Wasn't Me by Shaggy Do you have any pre-game rituals or traditions? I usually just listen to music really loud and make video montages in my head of me winning the match. Is that weird? What reality show could you see yourself being a part of? Wipe Out. I know I could get past those big red balls. Three words to describe yourself: Spontaneous, compassionate and sarcastic Words to Live By:"Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you will be criticized anyway." -Eleanor Roosevelt