Men's Tennis

    Meet Jakub Praibis (10-14-02)

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    October 14, 2002

    Meet Jakub Praibis

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    Bloomington, IN - Litomerice, Czech Republic product, Jakub Praibis, begins his sophomore season on the Indiana University men's tennis team.

    During his freshman year campaign, Praibis finished with a 15-5 singles record and 5-2 in the Big Ten. During this stint, Praibis had a nine-match winning streak. Pairing mostly with Reid Strand, Praibis compiled a doubles record of 7-10, 2-3 in the conference.

    Prior to joining the Hoosier squad Praibis enjoyed an extensive list of accomplishments. In 2001 he finished fifth in the Czech Republic Championships, first in the Region Championships, and ranked No. 62 in the Czech Republic.

    Now that we know Jakub's achievements on the court, let's learn more about him off the court!

    Major: Journalism
    Birthdate: June 27, 1982

    Actor/Actress: Tom Hanks, Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey
    Type of Music: R.E.M, The Doors, Simon & Garfunkel
    Movie:  The Shawshank Redemption
    Food: Pizza and Pasta
    Sports Figure/Team: Ole Einer Bjoerndalen - Norway Biathlon Relay
    TV Show: South Park and M.A.S.H

    Q: Do you have any brother's or sisters?

    JP: "I have one brother, David, and one sister, Petra."

    Q: What do you like to do in your spare time?

    JP: "I like to write, take pictures, and paint."

    Q: Most memorable athletic moment?

    JP: "When Ole Einer Bjoerndalen won four gold medals in the Salt Lake City Olympic Games."

    Q: If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be?

    JP: "Scotland or any where in the United Kingdom."

    Q: What do you aspire to be or do after graduation?

    JP: "I would like to establish a family."

    Q: When did you start playing tennis?

    JP: "When I was four."

    Q: If you had to play another sport, what would it be and why?

    JP: "I wouldn't like to play any other sport instead. I can't say why, I just feel that way."

    Q: What three words best describe you:

    JP: "Strange, crazy, and creative."

    Finish this sentence: I came to Indiana because...

    JP: ...of my future."




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