Cougar of the Week: Dan Paradee

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By Mai Hayashi
Scarlet Staff

Photo by Mai Hayashi

Name: Dan Paradee
Year: Junior
Home: Gardiner, Maine
Sport: Tennis

Q. How long have you been playing?

A. Since freshman year of high school.

Q. What made you start playing tennis?

A. I tried baseball and lacrosse but I didn’t like helmet, so I picked tennis.

Q. How is this season going so far?

A. It feels good to win and nice to get a conference win. This year we have five freshmen, which I am happy about. Personally, it’s been pretty good. I’ve lost only one match. It’s a lot of fun, and I have improved my game.

Q. Do you have any team or college that you are excited to play?

A. Babson College. We will play them this Saturday. We lost last year, so it’s going to be a good game. And Coast Guard Academy (on April 26th). They are a really good team.

Q. Do you have any memorable moments?

A. Beating Wheaton two weeks ago. And our spring trip to Florida. We trained and played some matches and hung out with my teammates.

Q. What is your play style?

A. Pusher. I don’t go for a big shot.

Q. How has tennis changed your life?

A. I have been enjoying life more and doing something everyday.

Q. What is your motivation?

A. Working for my team. My win is a team win.

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Upcoming Matches:

Sat 14, Babson College *
1:00 PM

Wed 18, at Bridgewater State
3:30 PM

Mon 23, Endicott College
3:30 PM

Thu 26, at Coast Guard Academy *
3:30 PM