Ramblin’ with freshman Johnnise Renaud

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Freshman women’s tennis player Johnnise Renaud has already made a name for herself despite being a freshman.

Renaud leads the team with ten singles wins and faces the opponent’s best player every match.

She is from North Miami, Florida, and was ranked as high as the number four high school tennis player in the country.

Renaud currently is the top ranked singles player on the lady Jackets’ tennis team and will most certainly continue to only get better and better as the years go by.

She has played in the juniors tournament at the US Open and Wimbledon  and also won the famous Orange Bowl.

The Technique sat down with Renaud to learn a little more about herself and her tennis career so far.

Technique: What do you love most about playing tennis?

Renaud: I’d have to say the competitive aspect; just being able to play and compete.

Technique: If you could play with any professional tennis player, who would you play with and why?

Renaud: I would play with Serena Williams. She’s intense; I like it.

Technique: What are your goals for this season?

Renaud:  This season I want us to make top five and hopefully we can win ACC’s Sweet 16.

Technique: What is your favorite thing about attending Tech?

Renaud: I like the city. That would definitely have to be it.

Technique: Do you have any superstitions or rituals before a match?

Renaud: I always change the grip on all of my racquets. I have five rackets and I’ll change the grips on all of them. And I’ll just listen to music.

Technique: What’s your favorite food?

Renaud: Seafood. I like seafood alfredo a lot.

Technique: What is the workout drill that you hate doing the most?

Renaud: I think it would be rallying 100 balls in a row. If you miss you have to start all over again.

Technique: How long have you been playing tennis?

Renaud:  I’ve been playing tennis for about 12 years. Since I was seven-years-old.

Technique: What’s your favorite movie?

Renaud: Hunger Games. For sure.

Technique: What’s the last book you read?

Renaud: The last book I read was The Cartel 5 by Ashley Jaquavis

Technique: What’s your favorite tennis memory that you have had?

Renaud: Winning the Orange Bowl Doubles when I was 16.