BC Player Profile: Erica Leong

Erica Leong SOURCE: (bellevuecollege.edu)
Erica Leong SOURCE: (bellevuecollege.edu)

Please state your name, age, high school attended and favorite tennis position

Erica Leong, 19, Mercer Island High School.  Doubles!

What initially sparked your interest in tennis?

My big brother used to play tennis.  When I was young, I used to always do things he did because I thought he was so cool, and tennis is just something I picked up from him.

How long have you been playing this sport? And where at?

Since I was 10 or 11.  I started playing at Robinswood Tennis center

What’s the primary reason you are playing for the Bulldogs tennis team?

Jason Chapman, head coach of Robinswood Tennis Center, and coach of the Bellevue College women’s tennis team recruited me.

Outside of tennis, what are your other interests or hobbies?

I like playing video games, my favorite is Call of Duty.  I like working, I like knitting, and I love my car! He’s a blue Subaru STi :)

I just recently picked up shooting.  It’s a great stress reliever.

What would you like to do with your future in education? Are you planning on getting a specific degree? (Basic overview).

I would like to go back to UW and get a degree in sociology.  It’s my second year at Bellevue College and I’m ready to graduate from here!

What’s the single most unique thing about you?

I think that the most unique thing about me is I love learning.  If something interests me then I really like to grasp all aspects of it.

How are you feeling about the future NWAACC playoff games and what is your attitude going into each competitive match-up?

I for sure think that Bellevue is going to dominate this year.  We have a strong awesome team of ladies this year!  We play to win, and always strive to do our best.

Whose your favorite tennis athlete? and for what reasons?

Rafael Nadal—Besides the fact that he picks his wedgy before every serve, he’s kinda cute!