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Liza Hegedus of Summit, N.J. wins IMG Academy Tennis Gatorade G-Award Week of June 24

Zachary Dash
Liza Hegedus of Summit, NJ. wins IMG Academy Tennis Gatorade G-Award Week of June 24

Every week at least one athlete from each sport will earn the Gatorade G-Award/IMG Academy Athlete of the Week for displaying Heart, Hustle and Soul, and exhibiting a true desire to reach their true athletic potential.

The IMG Academy Tennis winner of the Gatorade G-Award/IMG Academy Athletes of the Week Award is Liza Hegedus from Summit, New Jersey.

How long have you been playing tennis for? 

This is my third year.

Who is your coach?

Coach Aurelio Andrade.

Aurelio Andrade

What is your favorite thing about IMG Academy and why?

I love the freedom that we get, but I also love the intensity. I love how they push us so hard but we also get the freedom to do whatever we want when it’s our time. 

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

I just think of what I need to do to stay in the game.

What professional athlete inspires you the most?

Maria Sharapova.

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

I am usually just happy and think of what I did well.

What motivates you to push through a tough practice?

I just keep going and I drink a lot of water and Gatorade.