Feb. 13, 2018

As we continue through the 2018 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.

Hunter Bleser
Classification: Sophomore
Hometown: New Braunfels, Texas
High School: Austin Tennis Academy

What do you love most about competing as a Virginia Cavalier?
The support we get from our peers and our community.

Why did you choose Virginia?
It has a good balance between everything I was looking for in a school, which was great academics and a strong athletic program.

What will be your lasting memory of your time as a Virginia Cavalier?
I think the people I have met here will forever stick with me.

What defines a Cavalier?
Someone who is supportive and loyal to the people they surround themselves with and who strive to be the best they can be.

Who or what motivates you in your sport?
My family is what motivates me. They have always pushed me to be my best and I do everything I can to make them proud.

What are your goals for the season?
To continue to improve and help my team to an amazing season, doing whatever it takes

Favorite family vacation?
Disney World

Favorite class?

Favorite cereal?
Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Favorite movie?
A Few Good Men

What would you sing at Karaoke night?
Weird Al Yankovic’s “White and Nerdy”

Teammates would describe you as?
Tall, Sarcastic, and Southern to the bone

Who is your hero and why?
People who serve in the United States Military because they risk their lives so that we have the freedom that we do.

Name one thing most people probably don’t know about you?
I am a horror movie fanatic.

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

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

If you could give any advice to younger athletes entering the sport what would it be?
Everybody loses, it’s how you respond to that loss will determine your success.

Nickname (is there a story you can share that goes with it)?
Big Hunt

Favorite holiday?

Favorite TV show?
American Horror Story

What is your biggest fear?

Dream job?

Best Athletic Memory?
Accepting the offer to play at UVA.