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Spotlight Players of the Week: Sam Goidel and Alyssa Getty
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SPOTLIGHT ON Sam Goidel (Montclair, New Jersey)

 

Music on your playlist: Before matches, I usually listen to Drake, Post Malone or Ariana Grande. On the way to matches, I also like to listen to podcasts like The Daily or Tennis.com podcasts.

Dream vacation destination: Tokyo. I am really interested in Japanese cultural things like Pokemon and Japanese food. I think that would be a cool city.

Favorite food: Sushi. I can eat it every single day. Or, as often as my parents will buy it, I will eat it.

Favorite athletes: Rafael Nadal for sure, because I like the way he plays with heavy spin and I try to take after that. And he is a very fiery competitor, but he also demonstrates good sportsmanship. I also like (Yankees infielder) DJ LeMahieu. He appears to be a really hard-working player and he goes about his business and is a very consistent and reliable performer. He is a great role model.

Future occupation: Probably engineering because I am really interested in STEM and I want to use that knowledge to solve practical and world problems. I think it would be really interesting to combine the two.

If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive, who would it be: I have two answers. My friend, John Walentowicz, who lives close to me and is a four star in the junior class. We have sushi together and play ping-pong after and hang out to talk. Then, the ‘69 Mets. I think that would be a cool dinner because they were an unsuspecting group who came together and won the series. They just kind of put their heads down and scraped it out.

Must-watch TV show: Breaking Bad or Modern Family

Favorite movie: Get Out and Parasite

If I am not playing tennis, I am … Probably writing computer code or playing on Chess.com or watching tennis YouTube videos or maybe playing Pokemon Showdown.

Instagram handle: @samgoidel

 

SPOTLIGHT ON Alyssa Getty (Nashville, Tennessee)

 

Music on your playlist: I like a lot of genres in music. I like country, rap and rock. Right now, it’s been a lot of rock like Motley Crew, AC/DC and Guns N Roses.

Dream vacation destination: Probably Australia. I think it would be cool to go over there and see the Australian Open.

Favorite food: Sushi

Favorite athlete: Roger Federer. I like his game style a lot and he is fun to watch.

Future occupation: I am interested in real estate and home designing, something where I have my own business and can be an entrepreneur.

If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive, who would it be: I share a birthday (June 14) with President Trump, Steffi Graf and the great Pat Summitt, so I’d love to have dinner with any one of them to seek their advice and find out how they became successful.

Must-watch TV show: Friends

Favorite movie: The Blind Side

If I am not playing tennis, I am … hanging out with friends and family and working on some homework.

Instagram handle: @aly.getty

 
 

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About Rhiannon Potkey

Rhiannon Potkey is a veteran sportswriter with more than two decades of experience in journalism. Potkey has covered many sports at many levels and has a passion for finding great stories. Potkey has covered the U.S. Open, junior sectional and national events, college conference championships and Davis Cup matches. Potkey is currently Content Strategist for Tennis Recruiting. You can reach Rhiannon by email at [email protected].
 
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