Catching Up With Women's Tennis
Feb. 6, 2009
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Kristin Chamberlain is the lone senior on the 2008-09 Memphis women's tennis squad. She is a Memphis-native and played her high school tennis at St. Agnes Academy. Chamberlain is the daughter of former Memphis men's tennis head coach Phil Chamberlain. Her father coached the Tiger men's tennis team from 1999-04. He was also a former Memphis tennis player, competing at the U of M from 1973-76. He was inducted into the M Club Hall of Fame in 1988. The younger Chamberlain originally decided to attend Cleveland State before transferring to Memphis for her junior year.
As the only senior on the team, what kind of leadership role have you tried to take on?
You originally decided to attend and play tennis at Cleveland State University, what brought you back to Memphis to play tennis?
You are the daughter of a former Memphis tennis player and former men's tennis coach and your brother played at Memphis, what does it mean for you to have the opportunity to play tennis at Memphis?
What is your outlook on the team this season. What do you think about the team's progress so far three matches into the season?
"This is a totally different team then we were even two or three weeks ago. I just really think we have a good team this year and that we are going to surprise some people. We have a big road trip coming up to UAB and Samford and I don't think they know what they are getting themselves in to. I really think we have a good chance to surprise those two teams, as well as a lot of other teams on our schedule. "
What are your plans after you graduate from the U of M?
What have you tried to do off of the court to be a successful student-athlete?
What do you enjoy doing off of the tennis court? Do you play any other sports, have any other hobbies?
What are some of the things you have learned from your dad and brother that you try to apply to playing tennis?