March 28, 2008

Up Close & Personal with Romulus Teague

Banner Elk, NC--Join us today as we meet up with Romulus Teague. Teague, a sophomore, comes to Lees-McRae from Hickory, NC. He currently plays No. 5 for the Bobcats.

1. What made you decide to come to Lees-McRae? I decided to come to Lees-McRae College because I love the mountains and felt that the program was a good fit for my future.

2. How long have you been playing tennis? I have been playing tennis since I was able to hold a racquet but did not play competitively until I was 12.

3. What are your personal goals for this season? My personal goals for the season are to improve my fitness and improve my mental strength on court.

4. What's your favorite tennis memory here at Lees-McRae so far? My favorite memory at LMC so far would have to be all the time spent with the team on and off the court and my match against Mars Hill last season.

5. Who has been the most influential person on your athletic career? The most influential person on my athletic career would have to be my father.

6. If you weren't playing tennis, what other sport would you play? I would be skiing.

7. What is your major and what do you plan to do with your degree? I am a business major with a concentration in finance. I am not sure what I will do with it yet, possibly take over the family business.

8. What is your favorite part of being on the tennis team at Lees-McRae? My favorite part is the camaraderie within the team.

9. What is your favorite book? My favorite book is The Art of War.

10. If you could play in any of the Grand Slams (Australian, French, Wimbledon, U.S. Open) which one would you choose and why? The French Open because red clay has always been appealing to me.

11. If you could visit any place in the world, where would it be? I would like to visit Alaska.

12. What is one word that describes you and why? One word that describes me is eccentric.

Rom's Story … My name is Rom Teague. I grew up in Hickory, N.C. and have been surrounded by tennis my entire life. My love for the game comes from my father, Linney. He is an avid tennis player and has given the drive and support to push myself further into the sport. I played tennis throughout my childhood but it wasn't until I played on my high school team that I realized that I wanted a future in the sport. Throughout high school I got more and more involved in tennis. My senior year my team won the state championship for N.C. and that moment has been the highlight of my tennis career so far. After high school I went to Mars Hill College and played there for a year and a half. After that I found myself wanting something else and started looking other places. My friend Zack Williams works with Coach Goode at Hound Ears and that is how I found out about the opportunity to play at LMC. I came for a visit and loved everything about it and decided to come.