Name: Mariah Turiano
Athlete of the week achievement: She teamed up with Suzie Ellis to win the No. 1 doubles championship at the Altoona Invitational this past weekend.
Season update: Earlier last week, she picked up a win in a rematch of last year's District 6 team championship, at State College to help Hollidaysburg improve to 4-0 on the season.
Coach Denis' quote: "She's worked real hard all summer. She's put in a lot of time with lessons and practice. She is really peaking at the right time now and playing her best tennis."
Favorite teacher: Mr. Tinker
Favorite subject: Biology
Favorite movie: The Notebook
Favorite food: Coffee Ice Cream
Favorite song: "Teenage Dream" by Katy Perry
Outside interests: Traveling, reading, and hanging out with family and friends
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Favorite college team: PSU
Pro athlete most admired: Billie Jean King
Best athlete I ever played with: Hollidaysburg's Anisa Khalouf
Best athlete I ever competed against: Altoona's Mike Faretta
Most influential person on my athletic career: Amanda and Brian Denis and my mom and grandfather, Frank Fedeli
Proudest athletic achievement: Winning districts as a freshman and winning the Altoona Invitational
How I got my start in tennis: I played in clinics at ProCare and Summit when I was younger
Future goal: To win districts this season and to advance to states.