Cardinal Capsule

April 3, 2001


Sarah Pestieau

Sport: Women's Tennis
Year: Senior
Height: 5-7
Events: 3rd doubles/6th-7th singles
Hometown: Brussels, Belgium
High School: Lycee Francais de New York
Major: Biomechanical Engineering, Pre-med
Stanford Athletics Highlights: Won Pac-10 in Seattle (2001) flight 3 singles. Doubles runner-up with Jennifer Heiser in Ojai (2000) (Pac-10 invitationals)

NICKNAME?
Pesty


FAVORITE FOOD?
Salad, fruits, frozen yogurt/ice-cream


FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST(s)?
Mana, Ronstad, Vicente Fernandez, Gypsy Kings, REM, Phil Collins, Journey, Elton John, Selena


FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM?
Don't have one


FAVORITE PLACE TO HANG OUT?
Outdoors

BEST BOOK YOU HAVE READ?
Sophie's World


FAVORITE CLASS?
ME 103 Manufacturing and Design


FAVORITE HOBBY?
Sports (soccer, ping pong, swimming, volleyball), chess, museums, travel


FAVORITE MOVIE?
Good Will Hunting


FAVORITE TV SHOW?

don't watch TV very often, can't tell


FAVORITE ATHLETE?

Muster, Seles


ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES YOU?
Passionate


IF YOU WERE GOING ON A ROAD TRIP AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE CD, WHICH ONE WOULDYOU TAKE?
The Best of Mana


BEST VACATION OR TRIP YOU HAVE EVER TAKEN?
Club Med, Martinique


OPPONENT YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO BEAT?
Georgia

HOW DO YOU PREPARE BEFORE A MATCH? DO YOU HAVE ANY GAMEDAY SUPERSTITIONS?
No superstition, try to relax and focus on tennis only and get my adrenaline up


IF YOU COULD PLAY ANOTHER SPORT AT STANFORD, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Soccer


BEST THING ABOUT BEING A STUDENT-ATHLETE AT STANFORD?
Combining sports and academics and not being the only one to do so, feel and lovethe challenge. Not having to work to pay for tuition.


BEST PART ABOUT YOUR GAME?
Creativity, variety


WHAT IS THE BEST SPORTING EVENT YOU HAVE EVER ATTENDED AS A SPECTATOR?
Yankees game in the Yankees Stadium in NYC

SOMEWHERE YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN THAT YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO VISIT?
Sydney, Australia


IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH A FAMOUS PERSON, WHO WOULD IT BE?
Hillary Clinton

WHAT DO YOU SEE YOURSELF DOING IN 10 YEARS?
No clue, hopefully practicing orthopedic medicine and raising kids somewhere in the world with someone I love.


WHAT HAS BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR ATHLETIC CAREER TO THIS POINT?
Winning NCAAs in Gainesville 2 years ago.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME?
Play sports, read, catch up with sleep


MOST INFLUENTAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE?
Mother


WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE TO ATTEND STANFORD?
Tennis and academics


WHAT IS SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF THAT FEW PEOPLE KNOW?
I have lived in four different countries and speak four different languages. I love dancing.


WHAT WOULD YOU WANT PEOPLE TO SAY ABOUT YOU WHEN YOU LEAVE STANFORD?
She took full advantage of what was given to her and made something good with it.


FAVORITE BREAKFAST CEREAL?
Oatmeal


COKE OR PEPSI?
Don't drink soda


WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUNGSTERS WHO WANT TO PLAY COLLEGIATE TENNIS?
Keep your priorities straight.


EARLIEST TENNIS MEMORY?
Learning to play on the Colombian red clay tennis courts.


MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH I LIKE?
Dancing

FAVORITE PRE-MATCH MEAL?
Turkey on wheat sandwich


PAPER OR PLASTIC?
Plastic


HOW DID YOU SPEND LAST SUMMER?
I did research on Biomineralization at the VA in Palo Alto then I went to Mexico City

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