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Meet the Spartans: Amy Barton

Junior Amy Barton played at both the No. 1 singles and doubles position last season.

Jan. 25, 2012

EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State women's tennis team will feature a student-athlete every week this spring in attempt to "Meet the Spartans". This week junior Amy Barton (Brisban, Australia) sat down with to answer some questions about her coming to MSU from Australia and some of her hobbies. Barton played at the number one singles spot last season, recording a 12-8 record. She also paired up along side Marina Bohrer at the No. 1 doubles position to go 16-8.

Name: Amy Barton

Nicknames: Bartana and Amz

Year in School: Junior

Hometown: Brisbane, Australia

Major: Dietetics

Best thing about being at MSU: I get to experience four seasons

Favorite class: Psychology 101

Favorite movie: Matilda and Never Back Down

Favorite food: Meat pies and sushi

Favorite restaurant: OMI at MSU

Special talent: I can talk underwater

Famous relatives: Sir Edmund Barton

Pets: Fish, bird and a kangaroo

Siblings: Two brothers, Andrew (25) and Richard (23)

What do you want to be when you grow up: Sports dietician

Most exotic place you have traveled to: Australia

Dream vacation spot: Greek islands and the Amalfi coast

Favorite musician or band: Justin Bieber

Song that gets you pumped up before a match: Baby by Justin Bieber

Reason you picked MSU: The amazing sporting facilities and the snow

Favorite TV show: Home and Away, Gossip Girl

If you could play a tennis match against anyone, who would it be and why: Pat Rafter because he is the best player of all time

Favorite celebrity: Steve Irwin

Favorite thing to do besides play tennis: Playing any other sports and watching Gossip Girl



Favorite store to shop: Forever 21 in America

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

Favorite spot on campus: Brody Café

Favorite pro sport & team: Broncos, rugby team in Australia

Favorite match played at MSU: When we went to Florida, at Bollettieri's on spring break in 2011. I was the last match and it was 3-3. I was down 5-2, but I came back to win 7-6 in the third set. Since I Was the deciding match for MSU, this allowed us to beat William and Mary who were ranked in the top 50 in the country. This also helped up get ranked in the top 60.

Pre-game ritual: Putting on my skins, Queensland socks

Anything else you want the world to know about you: I can wrestle crocodiles just like Steve Irwin.

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