|THE PATRICKS ON MOORE:|
"Daron is a good ball striker who is learning a lot more about what she needs to do inside the points. She is working on her strategies and using her ball-striking skills to become a better player. She has the potential to be a real threat."
|MOORE'S CAREER HIGHLIGHTS|
FRESHMAN (FALL 2004): Earned a fifth-place finish in flight five play at the St. Mary's Fall Classic, rebounding from a first-round loss with two victories....Played with Sabita Maharaj in her only doubles action of fall at the Women's College Tennis Invitational, going 2-1...In singles play, Moore tallied four wins and six setbacks.
HIGH SCHOOL: Named to the Cum Laude Society; top eight percent of her class received the honor...Appointed to the Headmaster's List for 10 semesters...Member of the California Scholarship Federation her sophomore and junior years...Member of the Campbell Hall School band as a freshman and sophomore, playing drums and percussion...Earned four letters for the tennis team and served as captain for one campaign...Played No. 1 all four years...Her team went undefeated and won the CIF championship her senior year after reaching the finals her junior season...CHS also won league championships all four years, including a co-championship her freshman year...Earned all-league honors in 2000, 2001 and 2002...Finalist in doubles play at the national clay court championships in 1999...Received third place in singles in two National Interscholastic Tournaments.
PERSONAL: Chose UT because it is the best fit as a tennis player, student and person...Also considered Columbia, California and Texas A&M before deciding on Tennessee...Aspires to be involved in the music business in some way and make a positive impact in her job...Highest ambition is simply to be the best player she can be...Aspires to win an NCAA championship and become a professional player following her collegiate career...Biggest athletic thrills occurred when she reached the finals of the prestigious Ojai Tournament twice and received a silver ball for doubles play in the national clay court championships...Loves music and browsing for CDs, going to concerts, watching the Lakers play and watching romantic movies...Models herself after Steffi Graf, admiring her quickness, graceful footwork, big forehand and court presence...Admires her parents for what they have accomplished in their lives; her dad, Robert, for moving from a small Wisconsin town to become a successful general manager of a Los Angeles radio station, always teaching her something new every day and being one of the funniest people she knows; her mom, Helen, for being a great mom, always looking out for her, leading her in the right direction and being very understanding...Daron Breanne Moore was born on Nov. 28, 1985, in Santa Monica, Calif.
|MOORE UP CLOSE|
Favorite food: Sushi or anything chocolate
Favorite book: The Great Gatsby
Favorite movie: The Aviator
Favorite tennis racket: Babolat
Favorite tennis surface: Indoor hard court, grass
Favorite tennis players: Steffi Graf, Jennifer Capriati, Goran Ivanisevic
Favorite vacation spot: Newport Beach, Calif.
In my free time I enjoy: Watching movies, being with close friends, listening to music
My dream job would be: Professional tennis player
Favorite moment at UT: Watching the Tennessee football team beat Florida in Knoxville with six seconds left in the game
Best class I've taken at UT: Psychology
Something people would be surprised to know about me: I played the drums for my high school band