Get to know: Brooke Doane

Monique Muñiz

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LEADER: Senior Brooke Doane has a 10-10 singles record to go with a 4-3 Big West Conference record. Photo Credit:courtesy of Braden Villanueva CSUN athletics

Full name: Brooke Doane
Date of Birth: May 2, 1989
Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii
Height: 5’ 4”
Major: Biochemistry
Stats: In singles, Brooke is 10-10, 4-3 in Big West Conference. In doubles overall, 18-4 and with Jennifer Sher, 11-1, 7-0 in Big West Conference

Favorites
Food: Baked spaghetti
Music: Reggae/ Ska/ R&B
Movie: “The Notebook” directed by Nick Cassavetes
Song: “Up to You” by Chris Brown
Athlete: Roger Federer
Book: Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

Life
Greatest Difficulty: Being a biochemistry major
Greatest Goal Accomplishment: Getting out of Hawaii for college
Most Embarrassing Moment: Too many
Hobbies: “Collecting souvenir pennies for my mom.”
 

Tennis
Best part of my game: “My net game.”
Part of my game that needs improvement: Consistency from the backcourt
Best player I’ve played against so far: Danielle Lao (USC, ranked Top-10 in the nation)
Player I pattern my game after: “My coach says I play old school like Martina Navratilova.”
Pre-game rituals: “I Listen to island music.”
Superstitions: “For the next point, I have to use the same ball I won the previous point with and I can’t use the same ball I lost the point with.”
 

Goals
Team: Win the Big West Championship Tournament
Individual: “To finish the season with a winning record in singles. Go undefeated in Big West doubles.”
 

Extras
My first sports: Soccer and tennis
Other sports I played while growing up: “Basically just tennis.”
When I started playing tennis: 6 years old and tournaments at 7
What I do to stay in shape during the offseason: “Try to stay on top of our summer workout schedule. Go on hikes back home.”
Person I would like to meet: My grandpa