April 7, 2004
How would you describe yourself on the court? Off the court?
“On the court I like to have fun and just try my hardest each match. Off the court, I am laid back and like being with my friends.”
If you compete against any professional tennis player, who would it be and why?
“Andy Roddick because I would want to try and get a racquet on one of his 140 mph serves.”
What has been you biggest transition in playing tennis at the collegiate level?
“Playing through the entire year and having a tough match day in and day out. Another tough part is practicing for three hours daily. We didn’t practice near as much in high school.”
Hoak was crowned Iowa Class 2A state singles champion as a freshman at Dowling High School in Des Moines.
What has been your most memorable tennis moment?
“Getting a standing ovation by my entire school my senior year at boarding school by being named my team’s most valuable player.”
What is the one area of your game that you would most like to improve on?
“My serve because I lose my serve about thirty times a match.”
What has been your most embarrassing moment on the court?
“When I double faulted four times in a row when I was serving for the match.”
If you were stranded on a deserted island, which one of your teammates would you like to have with you and why?
“I would want to be with Chaitu because he could probably think of a way to get off that island that I probably couldn’t think of.”
If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be and why?
“Bill Gates because I would want to see how what it would be like to have 42 billion dollars.”
What movie have you watched the most of times and why?
“Tommy Boy because Chris Farley is probably the funniest guy ever.”
What CD in your collection do you consider most embarrassing?
“Pure Moods III. I accidentally took it from this girl and now whenever someone looks through my CDs it’s there and I feel really weird considering my other CDs are rap or rock.”
Name: Jonathan David Hoak
Birthdate: August 30, 1984
Sibling (age): Michael (27)
Food: hot dogs with a lot of ketchup
Restaurant: Any type of Japanese steakhouse where they cook in front of you, throw knives in the air and do cool tricks
Song: Lose Yourself by Eminem
Musical Artist: Eminem
Movie: Old School
TV Show: Family Guy
Athlete: Andy Roddick