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Q&A With Siim Tuus

September 24, 2012
|  Lynchburg, Va.
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Siim Tuus is one of Liberty's top returnees for the 2012-13 season.

The Liberty men's tennis team enters the 2012-13 season looking to build upon a very successful 2011-12 season. Last season's total of 15 wins marked the program's second highest single-season win total. The Flames racked up 90 singles victories on the year, as five players notched double-digit win totals for the first time since the 1990 season. Liberty returns four players from last season's squad and also welcomes four new players to the team. Throughout the 2012-2013 season, LibertyFlames.com will provide a look at each of the Flames' players.

Senior Siim Tuus returns as the Flames' top singles performer from a year ago. Tuus tallied 14 singles victories and was named to the Big South All-Conference Singles team. He also notched 14 doubles wins playing in the No. 1 position, which earned him a spot on the All-Conference Doubles team with partner Gincarlo Lemmi.

From the Head Coach: "I couldn't be more proud of Siim. He is our senior team captain and his work ethic and leadership are fantastic. Even though he already holds several individual records, he remains focused on team goals. It has been my pleasure to coach him for four years now."

Off the Court with Siim
What is your favorite Bible verse and why?
Isaiah 26:3. "You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you."

I like this verse because it tells us that as long as we stay focused on the Lord, He will keep us in perfect peace.

What is your favorite restaurant?
My favorite restaurant in the Lynchburg area is Waterstone.

My favorite place on campus is …
Center court at the Cook Tennis Center.

What was the most exciting thing you did over the summer?
I flew home to Estonia for a weekend.

Something very few people know about me is …
I absolutely love paintings.

The person I communicate with most often on Facebook is …
My very good friend from back home, Armand Levandi, who is also a collegiate tennis player.  

The most impressive thing about Coach Johnson is …
His ability to analyze the game and his incredible knowledge of tennis tactics.

Other than tennis, my favorite sport to play is …
Golf. I just wish I could have more time to get better at it.

My favorite professional sports team to cheer for is …
Los Angeles Lakers. For some reason, I remember the Lakers from when I was a little kid in Estonia even though I did not know much about the NBA or even about the team, but from then on I have always liked them.

When I have an hour of free time, I like to …
Read the news.

Who is your favorite Liberty athlete to watch?
I love watching our basketball team.