Meet the Spartans: Anna Zelechonok
Feb. 10, 2014
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State women's tennis team holds a 6-1 record so far into its 2014 schedule. In an attempt to "Meet the Spartans," msuspartans.com will feature a student-athlete every week throughout the season. Freshman Anna Zelechonok (Northbrook, Ill.) is featured this week. Zelechonok holds a 4-1 record in doubles play this season. Prior to coming to MSU, Zelechonok was a four-year member of the Glenbrook North High School varsity tennis team and was a three-time All-State selection. The Spartans will play in Zelechonok's home state this weekend as it faces UIC on Feb. 15 and DePaul on Feb. 16.
Hometown: Northbrook, Ill.
Favorite part about your hometown: It's really close to downtown Chicago
Reason for coming to MSU: To play on the tennis team. I visited the school a bunch of times and really liked it here. It was fairly close to home. It was a good fit
Post-school plans: I think it would be really cool to travel for a year after school
How long have you been playing tennis: Since I was eight
Favorite meal: Mac 'n cheese
Favorite movie: "Shawshank Redemption"
Favorite TV show as a kid: "Friends" or "Arthur" when I was really little
Favorite superhero: Superman
Favorite place to eat in East Lansing: Conrad's
Favorite spot on campus: Bridge behind the library over the Red Cedar
Favorite class: I like my Calc II class
Nicknames: Anna Banana
What most people don't know about you: I can click my tongue really loud or I can speak Russian
Biggest fear: Being out in the middle of the ocean where you can't see land
If you could play doubles with anyone in the world, who would you play with: Rafael Nadal
First thing you did when you woke up this morning: Got dressed and went to weights
Siblings: Older brother