Inside Access: Emese Sulyos

March 13, 2007

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Hungarian senior Emese Sulyos has been a dominant force on the tennis court as soon as she arrived at Jacksonville University four years ago. Sulyos could not have had a better freshman season. She went 22-0 to begin her career at #1 singles (16-2 doubles), was named the Atlantic Sun Women's Freshman of the Year and Tennis Player of the Year, was named to the Atlantic Sun 1st team all conference, and earned a #22 ranking in the south region in the ITA poll.

Her success continued over the last three seasons which has led to a 55-6 record during her four year career at Jacksonville University. Sulyos has been named to the Atlantic Sun 1st team all conference in her sophomore and junior year as well. Also, this season Sulyos became the Atlantic Sun's 1st five time winner of the Athlete of the Week Award, after helping Jacksonville University defeat University of Central Florida for only the second time in 25 years.

Sulyos is off to a great start to the spring season with a 11-2 record at the No. 1 singles position and has been a key factor in leading the Dolphins to an 10-3 record (4-1 in A-Sun) this season. Sulyos will look to win her seventh match in a row on Friday, March 16th, at home against Wyoming. A win will give the Dolphins their eighth victory in a row.

Top Ten: Question & Answer Session

Who is your favorite tennis player? Roger Federer

What made you decide Jacksonville University was for you? It's a private university, so I thought it would be good for my education, and I love the weather in Florida

What is your favorite movie? Wedding crashers, Shark Tale

What do you like to do when you're not on the tennis court? I like just relaxing, hanging out with friends, and eating sushi

Who is your favorite team to play against? University of North Florida

What place would you like to visit the most? Barcelona in Spain

What is your most embarrassing moment? I was playing doubles at Georgia State, and I hit the referee on her cheek accidentally

Do you prefer playing singles or doubles? Singles, because I have played more singles in my tennis career than doubles

What is your favorite food? Sushi and cheesecake

What is your favorite sport besides tennis? Volleyball