Jan. 24, 2018

As we continue through the 2017-18 season, members of the Virginia women’s tennis team took some time to sit down and answer a few questions to provide a little insight and help our fans get to know them better as student-athletes.

Name: Erica Susi
Marketing & Management
Classification: Junior
Hometown: Vero Beach, Fla.
High School:
Vero Beach High School

What do you love most about competing as a Virginia Cavalier?
Fighting on the court with my teammates and getting better through the process.

Why did you choose Virginia?
I fell in love with Charlottesville, and UVA has great academics and athletics.

What will be your lasting memory of your time as a Virginia Cavalier?
When Julia Elbaba clenched the match against UNC in the sweet sixteen at the NCAA Tournament my freshman year.

What defines a Cavalier?
Integrity, strong work ethic & passion for the game.

Who or what motivates you in your sport?
My teammates motivate me.

What are your goals for the season?
Help our team reach the Elite Eight.

Favorite family vacation?
A cruise around Alaska.

Favorite class?
Managerial Accounting

Favorite cereal?
Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Favorite movie?

What would you sing at Karaoke night?
Drift Away

Teammates would describe you as?

Who is your hero and why?
Roger Federer, because he’s the best player of all time and classy.

Name one thing most people probably don’t know about you?
Most people don’t know I’m an aunt with three nephews and one niece

Besides your own sport, what’s a sporting event on Grounds that fans need to experience at least once and why?
Field Hockey

If you could play any other sport, what would it be?
Beach Volleyball

If you could give any advice to younger athletes entering the sport what would it be?
Never give up, always believe in yourself, and enjoy each moment you spend competing and training.

Favorite holiday?
New Year’s

Favorite TV show?
Law and Order: SVU

What is your biggest fear?
Lightning and Sharks

Dream job?
CEO of Nike

Best Athletic Memory?
When our team beat UNC and advanced to the Elite Eight my first year of college.