Name: Elise Winward

Sport: Tennis

School: Serrano

Grade: Senior

This week’s accomplishment: Winward dropped just two games in six sets. She put up a triple bagel against Burroughs and went 6-1, 6-0, 6-1 against Oak Hills.

What do you like most about your sport: I like that you have to have a mixture of athleticism and intelligence to be a good player. You have to be fast but also smart about what kind of play you will run and where to place the ball.

How long have you been playing your sport and how did you get started: I have been playing tennis for eight years. My mom played, and I just followed in her footsteps, loving it just as much as she does.

Pregame ritual: Giving Coach Browning a hard time (after he gives one to me, mind you).

Most memorable sports moment: This past weekend actually, at the Etiwanda Tournament. The No. 1 player from Alta Loma and I were so well matched. Even though I didn’t win, it was one of the most fun matches I have ever played because it was so challenging, but not discouraging at the same time.

If you could be someone else for a day, who would it be and why: I don’t know who I would want to be, but I would want to meet Jesus.

Something most people don’t know about you: I like to shoot trap with my dad.

How would you spend $1 million: College

Where would you go if you could travel anywhere in the world: Alaska. I would drive so I could see the interior back-country of the state where you are immersed in nature and without anyone else for miles around.

If you had an extra hour every day, how would you spend it: Unfortunately, on my mountain of homework.

What superpower do you wish you had: I wish I could fly.

Favorite class: Pre-Calculus or Honors Chemistry

Favorite sports team: Serrano track and field

Favorite athlete: My dad who runs four miles every single day and expects the same from me.

Favorite superhero: Ironman. I love his sarcasm.

Favorite TV show: “The 100”

Favorite movie: “Chicago”

Favorite song: “What a Beautiful Name” by Hillsong Worship

Favorite meal: A Heff’s Burger with french fries and a vanilla milkshake (not every day, I promise. Just as a treat.)

Favorite local restaurant: The Grizzly Cafe

Favorite app: Scientific Calculator

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