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Meet the Spartans: Catherine Parenteau

Parenteau holds a 1-0 singles and a 2-1 doubles record this season.

Jan. 27, 2014

EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State women's tennis team holds a 2-1 record so far into its 2014 schedule. In an attempt to "Meet the Spartans," will feature a student-athlete every week throughout the season. Junior Catherine Parenteau (Montreal, Canada) is featured this week. Parenteau won her first singles dual match of the season last weekend, defeating Ball State in three sets 6-1, 6-7, 10-6. She is also 2-1 in doubles play this season.

Year: Junior

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Favorite part about your hometown: It's beautiful, it's a nice city

Siblings: One brother

Reason for coming to MSU: I'm a transfer from Arkansas. I chose MSU because it's a good academic school and they play in the Big Ten so it's a good challenge

Post-school plans: I want to try to get a masters in psychology for sports psychology

How long have you been playing tennis: Since I was six

Favorite meal: Qdoba

Favorite movie: "Titanic"

Favorite TV show as a kid: Spongebob

Favorite place to eat in East Lansing: Qdoba

Favorite spot on campus: Smith Center

Favorite class: WRA

Nicknames: Cat, Cathou

Hidden talent/what most people don't know about you: I can throw a baseball 65 mph

Biggest fear: Snakes

Hobbies: Shopping, movies, hang out with my friends

Pregame ritual: Listen to music

Pregame meal: Fruit

Most played song on iPod: Pursuit of Happiness the remix by Kid Cudi

If you could play doubles with anyone in the world, who would you play with: Victoria Azarenka

First thing you did when you woke up this morning: I played with my cat and turned off my alarm



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