California Women's Doubles Team, Mari Andersson & Jana Juricova

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ITA: In the Spotlight highlights the 2009 NCAA Championship Doubles Team, from the California Golden Bears, Mari Andersson and Jana Juricova.  This dynamic duo finished the 2008-09 season ranked #3 in the Campbell/ITA National Doubles Rankings as well as each of them being named to the ITA All-America Team.  To top off their amazing season, this top doubles team won the 2009 NCAA Doubles Championship hosted by Texas A&M in College Station last week.  Andersson and Juricova have taken time from their busy schedules to sit in on this week's ITA: In the Spotlight.




Q&A

Mari Andersson
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown
:
Bastad, Sweden

Jana Juricova
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Piestany, Slovak Republic
1.

What is your favorite movie?

Miss Congeniality

The Shawshank Redemption

2.

What is your partner's favorite movie?

Finding Nemo 

Miss Congeniality

3.

What is your favorite snack?

Potato Chips

Fruit

4.

What is your partner's favorite food?

Jana loves M&M's
The yellow ones.

Mari likes anything :)

5.

What is your favorite sporting event to watch?

Winter Olympic Games

NBA - LA Lakers!

6.

What is your partners favorite sporting event to watch?

Basketball

Ice Hockey

7.

Where is your favorite place to shop?

Union Square in San Francisco

Anywhere in San Francisco

8.

Who takes the longest to get ready before a match?

Jana

Me (Jana)

9.

Who would you say was the better player out of the two of you?

Jana

I would say we're pretty even.

10.

Who was the first team you guys played against together?

Does it count when we got bagels against our coaches in January this year?

No idea, but I'm sure the match wasn't fun to watch.

11.

What is the most exciting moment on the court with your partner?

When Jana hits line off the return and the opponent ducks

Winning the 2009 NCAA Doubles Championship

12.

Who is more emotional on the court?

We both get mad on court but I think I show it more.

Mari

13.

Who has the better serve between you two?

Haha..  is the sky blue?!
Jana.

Me (Jana)

14.

What are two things you both have in common?

We are both from countries that start from an "S" and we are both are super happy we moved out of the dorms.

The Dorms and History Class

15.

Which celebrity does your partner look like?

Winnie the Pooh

None because she is unique!


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