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Quick Q&A: Malini Wijesinghe, Apple Valley tennis

10/26/2013, 4:36pm CDT
By Star Tribune

 


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Apple Valley junior Malini Wijesinghe just finished competing in the Class 2A individual girls’ tennis state tournament. She is the No. 1 singles player for the Eagles. Here is a closer look at Wijesinghe:

 

The best movie you’ve seen in the last year? “Pitch Perfect.”

 

What are your three favorite apps? Instagram, Snapchat, Candy Crush.

 

Three words your friends or teammates might use to describe you: Determined, silly, busy.

 

Three songs you never skip on your iPod are … Definitely Taylor Swift’s “Starlight,” “Holy Ground” and “Stay”.

 

At your first varsity practice, you felt … intimidated.

 

What did you work on most before the start of this season? All aspects of my mental and physical game.

 

What is your most memorable moment as a high school athlete? So far [it] was just a week ago when I had to play my teammate and friend Mia Davis for the right to go to state.

 

You know you have an edge on an opponent when … they start throwing their racquet.

 

How do you balance school and sports during the year? I try to capitalize on my work time in school.

 

Who is your favorite college or pro sports team? Ohio State Buckeyes all the way.

 

In 10 years, you hope to be … just finishing graduate school.

 

What is the best sports advice you ever received? It’s all mental.

 

RON HAGGSTROM

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