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Meet the Spartans: Gijs Linders

Linders has a 2-1 singles record so far this season.

Jan. 20, 2014

EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State men's tennis team is three matches into its 2014 season. In an attempt to "Meet the Spartans," will feature a student-athlete every week throughout the season. Junior Gijs Linders (Amsterdam, Netherlands) is featured this week. Linders is off to a 2-1 singles start this season and a 1-2 doubles record.

Year: Junior

Major: Accounting

Hometown: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Favorite part about your hometown: The city center is always alive, always something to do

Siblings: Younger brother and younger sister

Reason for coming to MSU: The size of the school, quality of the accounting program and the quality of athletics

Post-school plans: Get my masters degree and work for one of the big public firms

How long have you been playing tennis: Since I was 2 in the living room, started playing at a club when I was 5

Pregame ritual/superstitions: Music is always on and I just try to relax

Hobbies: Basketball, soccer, football, and music

Something most people don't know about you: I'm the second-worst singer on the team

Favorite cafeteria on campus: Brody

Favorite cartoon character: Donald Duck

Celebrity crush: Mila Kunis and Jennifer Aniston

Favorite class at MSU: ACC 201

Last movie you watched: "Grease", okay okay I was forced to by my sister

Biggest fear: Hospitals

How your friends would describe you: Foreign, easy-going, social

How you pass time on away road trips: Talking about the most outrageous and random things with my teammates

Nicknames: G, Flying Dutchman

What you are most looking forward to this tennis season: Raising the Big Ten trophy



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