Leading Lion: Piedmont Men’s Tennis

Koen Gottenbos

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Senior, biology major

High School: Mon Plazier


Position: Line 1 singles and doubles

Hometown: Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Experience: Played tennis since he was 10 years old

What are your pregame rituals and superstitions?

Listening to music keeps me relaxed and focused for the matches. I also have to tie my shoes a certain way.

Why did you choose Piedmont? 

The biology program is really good, and so is my coach.

What are your plans after graduation? 

I want to be a graduate assistant and get my

Masters’ in sports management.

What is the best part of being a member of the team?

The team builds character and has always been there when having problems or issues on and off the court.

What are the team’s goals for this season? 

I want to get the team and myself ranked in the

nation and being a team-member, giving good

examples for the new guys, and graduating.

Before coming to play at Piedmont, Gottenbos played division 2 tennis for Young Harris College. Last season, he won seven matches of 17 in singles.