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SEATTLE - (Oct. 5) Seattle U Athletics sat down with men's tennis sophomore Arshak Ghazaryan to get to know more about him. Ghazaryan was the No. 1 ranked tennis player in Armenia for U12, U14, U16 and U18. Ghazaryan has competed in tennis tournaments in France, Sweden, Finland, Spain, Turkey, Russia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Norway, Iceland, Georgia and the United States. Ghazaryan was 6-3 in tournament play his freshman season as a Redhawk.

Where are you from?
I am from Yerevan, Armenia.

What attracted you initially to tennis?
The first time I played tennis was very spontaneous. My family and I were walking next to some tennis courts when I was six and my dad asked me if I want to try it. I said yes, and since then I have never stopped playing.

Do you prefer singles or doubles?
Doubles is more fun if you have a partner who has similar energy to yours.

What is your favorite part of playing tennis in Seattle?
Definitely winning and improving.

What is your favorite thing to do in Seattle?
Finding new coffee shops.

What is your favorite type of music?
Hip-Hop.

What is your favorite type of food?
Definitely sushi.

What was the last meal you had?
A chicken pesto sandwich.

Pick one: 100 degrees or 40 degrees
100 degrees. I enjoy being outdoors and I also play tennis better outdoors.

What is your best memory as a Redhawk?
Probably moving in and feeling the energy of Seattle University.

What was your favorite show growing up?
I like to watch Russian shows, my favorite is called "кухня" in Russian.

What is your hidden talent?
My hidden talent would be eating whole lemons. My friends and teammates are usually shocked when I just casually do it after I drink my water which had a piece of lemon in it. I also graduated from a school of music, playing the saxophone.

What was the last concert you saw?
I went to a Russian artist concert, his nickname is "Тимати," he is super famous in Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, and some other countries.

Are you a dog or a cat person?
Dogs all day.

What is your favorite sport to watch?
Tennis is number one, but soccer comes right after it.

What soccer club do you support?
FC Barcelona.

The men's tennis program at Seattle U starts thier season at the Dar Walters Tennis Classic in Boise, Idaho on Friday. The tournament runs from Oct. 6 thru Oct. 8.

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