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Meet the Spartans: Emmy Virkus

Virkus tallied a 2-2 record in fall play.

Feb. 3, 2014

EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State women's tennis team holds a 4-1 record so far into its 2014 schedule. In an attempt to "Meet the Spartans," will feature a student-athlete every week throughout the season. Freshman Emmy Virkus (East Lansing, Mich.) is featured this week. Virkus tallied a 2-2 singles record during fall play. Prior to coming to MSU, Virkus was a four-year letterwinner at Haslett High School, earning three consecutive Division 3 All-State nominees, and compiled a high school singles record of 70-17.

Year: Freshman

Major: Journalism and advertising

Hometown: East Lansing, Mich.

Favorite part about your hometown: Being close to MSU

Reason for coming to MSU: I grew up a Spartan because I'm from here. Everyone in my family went here and because of tennis

Post-school plans: I'd like to go to grad school

How long have you been playing tennis: Almost 10 years

Favorite meal: Mac and cheese, caesar salad, and potatoes

Favorite movie: "Forgetting Sarah Marshall"

Favorite TV show as a kid: "Spongebob"

Favorite superhero: My mom

Favorite place to eat in East Lansing: Olive Garden

Favorite spot on campus: Football stadium area near the statue

Favorite class: JRN 108

What most people don't know about you: My elbow is double jointed so I can move it in cool ways

Biggest fear: Spiders and snakes

Hobbies: Write, hang out with friends, clean

Pregame ritual/superstitions: Listen to music and think happy thoughts

Pregame meal: Peanut butter and banana

If you could play doubles with anyone in the world, who would you play with: My cat, Beezlee

First thing you did when you woke up this morning: I worked out

Siblings: 3 brothers



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