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Meet the Spartans: Olga Chernova

Chernova is 10-2 in singles this season.

March 2, 2014

EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State women's tennis team holds a 10-2 record so far into its 2014 schedule. In an attempt to "Meet the Spartans," will feature a student-athlete every week throughout the season. Senior Olga Chernova (Moscow, Russia) is featured this week. Chernova has been a consistent presence in the singles starting lineup during her four years in Green and White. She currently holds a 10-2 singles record in spring dual play, seeing action on courts two, three, four and five. Chernova is also 2-0 in doubles this season, pairing with Katarina Lingl and Anna Zelechonok.

Year: Senior

Major: Supply Chain Management

Hometown: Moscow, Russia

Siblings: Two younger sisters

Favorite part about your hometown: It's famous for churches and cathedrals. It's a really old city. It's the center of the Orthodox church in Russia

Reason for coming to MSU: Michigan State University is a great school and has a good business program. I planned to go to a Division I school and I really liked the coaches.

Best memories from MSU: Every year I have different memories

Post-school plans: I'll try to find a job and some experience or graduate school

How long have you been playing tennis: Since I was 7

Favorite meal: Borscht (Russian soup)

Favorite movie: "The Notebook"

Favorite TV show as a kid: "Sesame Street"

Favorite superhero: Superman

Favorite place to eat in East Lansing: Brody

Favorite spot on campus: Smith Center

Favorite class: My 200 level Hospitality Business class

Favorite quote from coach: She has a bunch and it's all inspirational



Nicknames: Olga's Kitchen

Biggest fear: To lose close people around me

Hobbies: Sleeping, watching TV, reading

Pregame ritual/superstitions: I take a little Spartan statue with me for my matches. I put it on the bench or keep it in my bag

If you could play doubles with anyone in the world, who would you play with: Marat Safin

First thing you did when you woke up this morning: Went to weights

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