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Dayna Bennett of Issaquah, Wash. wins IMG Academy Tennis Gatorade G-Award Week of August 5th

Zachary Dash
Dayna Bennett of Issaquah, Washington wins IMG Academy Tennis Gatorade G-Award Week of August 5th

Every week of camp, IMG Academy selects the Athlete of the Week sponsored by Gatorade. The honoree is bestowed the G-Award in recognition of the athlete who displays Heart, Hustle and Soul, and exhibits a true desire to reach their true athletic potential.  

The IMG Academy Tennis winner of the Gatorade G-Award for the week of August 2nd is 18-year-old Dayna Bennett from Issaquah, Washington.

How long have you been playing tennis for?

I am 18 and have been playing for six years.

Who are your coaches?

Coach Jakub Grzeslo.

What are your favorite things about IMG Academy and why?

Meeting and playing tennis with kids from all around the world.

Do you have any pre-game rituals that help you prepare for a big game?

I just listen to music.

What professional athlete inspires you the most?

Sabine Lisicki.

What is your favorite thing to do after you win a game?

I go out to dinner with my family and brother who plays tennis.

What motivates you to push through a tough practice?

I think about how it will pay off in a match.