Ali Alkhatib
Ali is a senior majoring in Mathematics and minoring in Statistics. He joined Club Tennis last year, and had so much fun playing tennis and making new friends, that he decided to become the club president. His favorite memories, so far, include attending almost every single court hours, spending time with everyone at THON, and playing Roger’s games (especially the party game). He hopes to keep Club Tennis fun and enjoyable for everyone with the help of all his wonderful officers, and looks forward to meeting all of the new members.
Marko Resetar
Vice President
Marko is a junior majoring in Mathematics (Actuarial Science) and minoring in German, Economics, and Statistics. He has been a part of Club Tennis since his freshman year and is looking to make sure the club has another awesome year. Marko loves ping pong almost as much as tennis, so let him know if you're looking for a challenge. He also plays Super Smash Bros. competitively at Penn State. Marko's favorite place to travel to is Disney, and he only owns the color blue.
Rachel Piecknick
Rachel is a junior majoring in Chemical Engineering. She has been with the club since the fall of her freshman year and participates in Club Tennis THON. In her undergraduate career, Rachel has completed one May-mester in China and a summer internship with Intertape Polymer Group in Michigan. In addition, she will be the treasurer for Club Tennis and Engineering House this year. When Rachel is not playing tennis, she enjoys spending time with friends and traveling. Feel free to say hi if you see her at court hours or around campus. This is no average picnic, people.
Raquel Duque
Travel Team Captain
Raquel Duque is a junior majoring in Mining Engineering with a minor in Engineering Leadership and Entrepreneurship. She was born in Medellin, Colombia and will be the travel team captain this year. She has been playing tennis since she was 5 years old and joined the tennis travel team freshman year. Besides playing tennis she likes reading, exercising, and traveling. She enjoys meeting people from different cultures and backgrounds, so feel free to go and talk to her anytime about anything. One of her biggest problems is that she is 19 years old and still doesn’t know how to differentiate left and right. (She writes with her left hand but does almost everything else with her right hand).
Giancarlo Motta
Travel Team Captain
Giancarlo is a junior majoring in Industrial Engineering. He has been playing tennis for more than 10 years. He played many ITF junior tournaments around Central America and the Caribbean. His favorite tennis player is Roger Federer. Besides playing tennis, he also enjoys playing soccer and FIFA. If you have any questions about the Club Tennis travel team, feel free to contact him.
Ryan Winthrop
Ryan is a senior majoring in Psychology, and working to obtain his Master’s in the 5 year BS Psych HRER IUG Program. He has also done work as a TA and as a Research Assistant. He has been playing tennis since middle school, and was on both the high school JV and Varsity teams. Ryan has been a member of Club Tennis since sophomore year and just became the Club Secretary. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys hanging out with friends, competing in different sports, playing video games and tabletop games, and watching a variety of shows. His favorites are Survivor, Big Brother, The Office, 30 Rock, and The 100. Ryan can mostly be found around campus as a Lion Scout and at Psi Chi meetings. He is very friendly and open to conversation, so if anyone has a question or concern, just start up a conversation. Ryan is looking forward to another great year at Penn State and another great year with Club Tennis!
Bryana Melnic
THON Chair
Bryana Melnic is a senior majoring in Mathematics with a minor in Economics. She joined Club Tennis her sophomore year and has loved being a part of such an amazing club ever since. Last year she served as the club’s social chair and was very involved with THON too, which is why she was selected as the club’s THON chair for this school year. Bryana really enjoys meeting new people and always has a smile on her face (probably from laughing at her own jokes, who no one else usually thinks are funny, but at least she can provide herself some entertainment). You can normally catch her at the HUB hanging with friends or anywhere there is yummy food because this girl loves to eat. Make sure to reach out to her with any questions regarding Club Tennis THON and try to make time to meet our incredible THON family, the Beltz, because they are awesome! THON is an incredible organization here at Penn State and Bryana is excited to help Club Tennis raise as much money as they can, all FTK.
Eric Yen
THON Chair
Eric is a junior majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in Entrepreneurship and Management. He started playing tennis when he was six, and has been involved with Club Tennis and on the travel team since his freshman year. Some of his favorite memories with the club have been canning weekends, and traveling to nationals to represent Penn State. He is super excited to meet all the new members and have them meet our incredible THON family, and is ready for a fun year of Club Tennis.
Emily Rothermel
THON Family Relations
Emily is a senior majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and minoring in Psychology. She has been involved with Club Tennis since her sophomore year and has loved getting to know all of the new members over the years. Her favorite memories with the club have been racing our THON child Xander, playing mafia on canning trips, and playing Bobsled at court hours (duh). She can’t wait for everyone to meet our AMAZING THON family this year and make some awesome memories with them.
Allison Oblon
THON Family Relations
Allison is a sophomore majoring in Supply Chain Management and Information Systems. She has been playing tennis for 11 years and she joined the travel team her freshman year. She is really looking forward to getting to know more of the club this year through THON and other fun events. She is also excited to bond with The Beltz, our incredible THON family, and travel to tournaments. Allison really enjoys traveling, reading, and cooking (hello fellow vegeaquarium friends), so if you have any fun and yummy recipes and/or a kitchen she will never turn down an invitation to cook for you. Allison loves to meet new people and is always open to talk or give advice to help you have a great year with Club Tennis!
Vineet Champaneria
Social Chair
Vineet is a junior majoring in Aerospace Engineering. He has been an active member of Club Tennis since the start of his freshman year, and really loves it. Some of his favorite Club Tennis memories include canning and traveling to North Carolina for nationals during his freshman year. In addition to Club Tennis, Vineet is involved in THON and hopes to join a committee again this year. As social chair, he hopes to help organize plenty of fun events to bring us closer together as a club. Please feel free to reach out and say hi—Vineet is very excited to welcome all new members to Club Tennis!
Anirudh Gottiparthy
Social Chair
Anirudh is a sophomore majoring in Computer Science and Actuarial Science and minoring in Statistics. He has been playing tennis for about 10 years and it is by far his most favorite thing to do. He has been an active member of Club Tennis since Spring 2017. He could not take part in any of the events last year due to some injuries and hopes to contribute more to the club this year. He hopes to join the travel team and play more tournaments. As social chair, he wants to put together a lot of events to turn the members of Club Tennis into a big family. He loves to make new friends and he is looking forward to meeting the new members of Club Tennis!
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