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Meet the Spartans: Katarina Lingl

Senior co-captain Katarina Lingl is 3-0 in singles this season.

March 10, 2014

EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State women's tennis team holds a 12-2 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 Katarina Lingl (Rochester Hills, Mich.) is featured this week. Nicknamed "Kat," the co-captain Lingl has been a presence in the starting lineup during her four years on campus, tallying a 22-17 career spring dual play record including a 3-0 mark this season.

Year: Senior

Major: Journalism

Hometown: Rochester Hills, Michigan

Favorite part about your hometown: I grew up there, was born there. I made all my friends there my entire life

Siblings: An older sister

Reason for coming to MSU: My junior coach played here. He started coaching me when I was 12 and kind of got me into the whole college thing - he worked with me for six years and then that's how I got here

Best memories from MSU: Just with the team being able to travel and then even outside of practices just hanging out with the friends I've made from the team and even other athletes. It's been fun meeting all these different people

Post-school plans: I'm trying to get a graduate assistant position somewhere with coaching tennis

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

Favorite meal: Anything Italian, but pretty much lasagna. My mom's side is Italian and we all cook

Favorite movie: "Walk the Line"

Favorite TV show as a kid: "Rugrats"

Favorite superhero: Catwoman

Favorite place to eat in East Lansing: Pizza House

Favorite spot on campus: Dairy Store

Favorite class: JRN 203

Nicknames: Kat, Kitty Kat, Special K, Ten K

What most people don't know about you: I'm a very good cook and baker. I like to make cakes. As far as cooking, I do a lot of pasta dishes and Italian food.



Biggest fear: Dark

Hobbies: Cooking, baking, I actually really like to write, listen to country music

Pregame ritual/superstitions: I say a prayer to my deceased grandpa and I listen to country music

Most played song on iPod: "It Goes Like This" by Thomas Rhett

If you could play doubles with anyone in the world, who would you play with: Blake Shelton

Pregame meal: Usually bagels

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

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