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Q&A With Nicola Wellman

April 4, 2013
|  Lynchburg, Va.
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Under the direction of first year head coach Jeff Maren, the Liberty women's tennis team is having a strong season, posting a 10-7 (6-2 Big South) record overall. Throughout the 2013 season, LibertyFlames.com will provide a look at each of the Lady Flames' players.

Sophomore Nicola Wellman has emerged as one of Liberty's strongest players so far during the 2013 season. Wellman has a team-best 11-4 singles record, including a 7-1 mark in Big South Conference matches. The Spring Hill, Fla., native has been a versatile player for Coach Maren, earning starts in the No. 3, 4 and 5 positions. In doubles play, Wellman teams with Rebekah Jenkins to form the Lady Flames' No. 1 tandem, notching six victories on the year.

From the Head Coach: "Nicola's commitment to improving her conditioning and mental strength has paid off as she is now playing at a very high level.  She contributes to the team's success in both singles and doubles, but also helps to lead the team with her strong work ethic and determination to be the best that she can be.  We are blessed to have her in our program!"

Off the Court with Nicola
What is your favorite Bible verse and why?
Philippians 4:13 - "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
I think about this verse during matches and it gives me confidence that I can win the match because of His strength.

What is your favorite restaurant?
Shoemakers American Grille

My favorite place on campus is …
Doc's Diner.

What is the most exciting place you've ever been?
Australia

Something very few people know about me is …
I'm half Spanish.

The person I communicate with most often on Facebook is …
My sister.

The most impressive thing about Coach Maren is …
He never gets upset with us and he is always positive even if we have a bad day.

Other than tennis, my favorite sport to play is …
Golf.

My favorite professional tennis player to cheer for is …
Roger Federer.

When I have an hour of free time, I like to …
Shop.

What is your favorite Liberty team to watch?
Men's club lacrosse team