March 12, 2014
Suresh Eswaran is a junior from Sacramento, Calif., and a member of the Vanderbilt men's tennis team.
How did you get into tennis?
When I was three my mom had me play tee-ball. She thought I had good hand-eye coordination, so she put me on a tennis court.
Why did you decide to come to Vanderbilt?
When I took my recruiting visit, I just had a great time and loved the guys. They just had a great atmosphere that felt like a family, which really drew me to the school.
I enjoy outdoor activities like playing basketball and a lot of other sports. I like reading books and spending time with friends.
Right now, I like The Wolf of Wall Street. I also love comedies. Old School and Wedding Crashers are a few of my favorites. I’m a big Will Ferrell guy.
Pick a superpower.
The ability to fly. I think it’d be cool to see the world from a completely different perspective.
This past summer I spent three months back home in Sacramento as an intern at Morgan Stanley.
Plane tickets to anywhere. Where would you travel?
Probably somewhere in Africa. I’m not sure exactly where that would be, but I really want to go see the natural wilderness.
I don’t like spiders or snakes. They scare me pretty badly. There was one in the locker room the other day, so I got out of there fast.
If you had a time machine, what year would you travel to?
I think it would be really cool to go back 100 years and see how different the world would be.
Most visited websites?
I hate to say it, but I go on Facebook too much. I love the NBA, so I’m on nba.com quite a bit.
Name someone who impacted your life.
My friend Joe Davison from home. I actually lived with his family for six months because I was doing this tennis academy/home school thing in the Bay Area. I lived at their house and being with his whole family was just a great experience. His mom is a really great person and had a huge influence on me. They probably changed my life.
If you could have dinner with three people, who would they be?
LeBron James, George Washington and Steve Jobs.
What will you be doing 10 years from now?
I’m not exactly sure what I’ll be doing, but I’d like it to be something I love doing and hopefully it involves traveling around the world.
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