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Meet the Spartans: Gijs Linders

Linders leads the team with a 15-7 singles record for the year

April 25, 2012

EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State men's tennis team will feature a student-athlete every week this spring in attempt to "Meet the Spartans". This week freshman Gijs Linders (Amsterdam, Netherlands) sat down with to answer some questions about why he chose to come to Michigan State and how he's enjoyed his first year here. Linders currently leads the Spartans in wins in singles play with a 15-7 record while playing on courts three through six. He also has an 11-6 record in doubles play, playing on all three courts.

Name: Gijs Linders

Nickname and why: G because my first name is too hard to pronounce

Year in School: Freshman

Hometown: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Major: Supply Chain Management, with a minor in International Business

Best thing about being at MSU: I get the best out of myself along with having fun and getting a degree

Favorite class: Any business related class

Favorite movie: Training Day, American Gangster; basically all of Denzel Washington's movies

Favorite food: Italian

Favorite restaurant: Any classic Italian restaurant

Special talent: Dutch accent

Pets: Guinea Pig named Nero

Siblings: 18 year old brother, and 16 year old sister

What do you want to be when you grow up: A successful businessman

Most exotic place you have traveled to: Costa Rica

Dream vacation spot: Ibiza, or a nice place in Italy

Favorite musician or band: I'm into rap and R&B

Song that gets you pumped up before a match: Meek Millz

Reason you picked MSU: The coaching staff and the school in general

Favorite TV show: How I Met Your Mother

If you could play a tennis match against anyone, who would it be and why: Roger Federer, because he is the best in the world



Favorite celebrity: Mila Kunis

Favorite thing to do besides play tennis: Play basketball, hanging out with friends

Favorite store to shop: European clothes stores

If you were not playing tennis, what other sport would you be involved with: Basketball or soccer

Favorite spot on campus: South Wonders

Favorite pro sport & team: AFC Ajax and the Los Angeles Lakers

Favorite match played at MSU: The away victory at Wisconsin

Pre-game ritual: Listening to music and just relaxing

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