Break Point with Ali Garrity

Ali Garrity

Nov. 6, 2013

What is your favorite thing about playing tennis at Siena?
The family aspect of the team. Hanging out with the girls on and off the court has brought me really close to all of the girls!

What was it like the first few weeks at school?
Exciting and scary. These next four years are what gets you ready to do what you want to do for the rest of your life. I mean, that's pretty scary.

What have you learned about yourself since you became a student at Siena College?
I love napping

What is a typical day like for you at Siena?
Depending on the day, I either have a 9:10 class or weight room training. Then I go class to class. After my classes it's either conditioning with the team, practice, people watching in Saga, or studying for bio.

What has been the biggest adjustment from high school to college tennis?
All of the extra stuff! It's not just showing up to practice then to a match. It's hosting recruits, team dinners, volunteering and hanging out with the team. I love it all!

Please use three words to describe Siena College?
Close-knit, pretty, underestimated

What is your all-time favorite class at Siena so far?
I really enjoy my physics class!

How do you kill time while in Loudonville?
Napping, catching up on Walking Dead, being weird with Suki, and trips to the mall with Maria!

If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
A fox, so people would sing about what I have to say

List five things you would need to survive, if left alone on a deserted island?
Oreos, sunblock, iPod, probably some sort of weapon, and Ryan Gosling

What is your favorite tourist spot?
Zermatt, Switzerland! I wouldn't mind living there!

What is your favorite spot on campus?
Saga, its always a good time

Did you always think you would play tennis? What other sports did you play?
I played soccer for five years until I realized I'm terrible at soccer. I played in a local county tennis tournament when I was 8 and won it. After that, I was hooked. What is something that Siena Saints fans should know about your style of play?
I can get really into it especially if I'm in a close match. Fist pumps, shouting, then doing the Tsonga dance when I win. Ha. Kidding.



What is that one thing, you can't do without?
Sweets. Sorry coach.

If you could have dinner with four people (alive or dead) they would be...
Clint Eastwood, My grandpa, Ellen Degeneres and Rafael Nadal

If you could change one thing on planet earth what would it be?
Make it September weather all year round.

What do you miss most about Ohio?
I miss my friends and the simplicity of being home.

Who is your tennis idol?
Rafa, because he's the best lefty tennis player in the world.

Do you have any role models?
I look up to people who go through life on their own terms and beat the odds they were against.