Tori: How did you get into tennis?
Amber: When I was younger I didn’t like running very much, so at first I got into tennis by just getting out of athletics. I heard so many stories, like, “Oh the coaches make you run ’til you get sick,” and I was like, “That’s not for me.” So I got into tennis, and I actually really started to like it. I just stuck with it.
It’s just something I really love.
T: What is your favorite time of year?
A: My favorite time of year is kind of right after summer as it starts to slowly cool down. It’s not windy; it’s not really hot like it is in the summer. It’s the perfect temperature.
T: Hobbies or activities outside of tennis?
A: I have a job, but tennis takes up a lot of time. I’ve had so many hours of practice. It’s very important in my life. I study (for school), and that’s about it. Tennis, work, study.
T: What would be the hardest part of running the Domino’s chain your dad owns?
A: There’s not many challenges because I’ve worked there for four years. My dad’s owned it since we moved to Graham 13, 14 years ago. It’s just my height does come as a problem. I know how to make the pizzas, I know how to take orders and all that. It’s just getting (the pizzas in) the ovens. There’s one I can’t see in. It’s just too tall.
T: What’s it like knowing this is your senior year of high school?
A: It’s just kind of unbelievable because I’ve got so many memories. I don’t want it to end because tennis has been such a big part of my life. I practice all summer, it’s all school year and it’s just never ending. Just to think that it’s about to end, it’s weird.
T: What’s your favorite TV show?
A: I watch a lot of Netflix. Right now, I’m watching these old shows. I just got finished watching all six seasons of “Lost.” I don’t know where it came from. I just started watching it. And then I just now started watching “90210.”
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