Name: Rosy Arora
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
University of New Brunswick logged their best season in program history as they claimed their first-ever Championship title in the Atlantic University Tennis League (AUTL). After upsetting the 3-time Atlantic League Champions, Dalhousie University, in the final tournament, they also earned their first bid to the Canadian University Tennis Championships held during Rogers Cup presented by National Bank from August 10 – 12, 2018.
As the team prepares to compete for a national title, women’s team member, Rosy Arora, took some time out of her practice schedule to talk to us about her experiences playing university tennis and her goals for the upcoming national championships.
What led you to your decision to attend the University of New Brunswick?
I was looking for a smaller law school and UNB is known as a great small-wall school. It’s known for its positive ratio of professors to students. I was looking for a university that would provide me with that type of experience and UNB fit the bill.
What is your favourite part about playing University tennis?
The competitive atmosphere. It’s competitive but collegial at the same time. Everyone participating is there to compete and play their best but everyone is still friendly so it’s a great environment.
Congratulations on winning the Atlantic University Tennis Championships for the first time in UNB history. How did it feel to be a part of history and what type of preparation was put in to achieve these results?
I feel really lucky to be on the team! I guess I came in at a good time. The team has been really strong, especially this year with the new players who came in and really helped us get to our current level. Our new coach implemented a stricter training regime with more practises on and off the court.
UNB will be taking part in the Canadian University Tennis Championships for the first time. How excited are you to be going to Montreal to take on other top University teams and what are you looking forward to?
I’m really excited because it will be a level of competition I haven’t experienced before. For me I think it’s going to be such a great learning experience. I know it will be a great experience to compete against some of the top players in Canada
What are you expectations/goals for the Canadian University Tennis Championships?
Just to go out there and give it our best. I know everyone on the team has been training really hard and I’ve been training a lot as well. So the main goal is to just go out there and do the best we can do and see how it holds up against some of the country’s best.