Women's Tennis
Q & A with Ly-Huong Dinh

Q & A with Ly-Huong Dinh


Dinh is a senior on the Wolf Pack women’s tennis team. She comes to Nevada from Spijkenisse, Netherlands.


What do you like to do in your free time?

Enjoying good food while watching series on my laptop


What is the best thing about Nevada so far?

My wonderful teammates and the beautiful Lake Tahoe


What was one thing you didn’t know about Nevada that surprised you when you got here?

It is hard to breath and tennis balls often end up in the fence because of the altitude, and it is often very windy.


Do you have any nicknames?

Bruce Lee


What are some of your hobbies away from tennis?

Eating strawberries, dancing, shopping, and sleeping.


Did you bring anything to Nevada to remind you of home?

No, it would make me more homesick.


Do you feel fortunate to be where you are today?

Yes, and I thank my parents for all that


What is something that very few people know about you?

I can be very talkative


What has been the biggest challenge in your college experience so far?

Going to school during the summer and making the mile


What is something not a lot of people know about you?

I feel more Vietnamese than Dutch, but I speak better Dutch than Vietnamese


Is there a food you hate?

Maria’s quaker oats porridge


Who are some pro athletes you look up to?

Roger Federer and Juan Carlos Ferrero


Do you have a pet?

Yes, she’s called Maria


What is your pre-game favorite routine?

Dressing up, listening to my favorite song


How would your teammates best describe you as?

The Dutch girl


What is your best place on campus?

The track


Where do you see yourself today if you were not playing tennis?

I would be a doctor


Who is the person that has most influenced your athletic career?

My father


What is the best advice you have ever been given?

If you don’t know what to do, go to the middle


If you won $1 million, what would you do?

I would travel around the world. To Australia to see my brother and his wife, niece and nephew. To Netherlands to see my parents. To Vietnam to see my aunts and uncles.


If you were left alone on a desert island, what would be the three things you would take with you?

Fishing rod, matches, and some company