ATHLETE OF THE WEEK – Catherine Tiedemann and Emma Borowicz

The KROX Athletes of the Week are the state-bound Crookston Pirate Girls Tennis doubles teams of Catherine Tiedemann and Emma Borowicz.  The junior duo will be making their second straight trip to the state tournament after they finished second place in the Section 8A Individual Tennis doubles tournament in Fargo. 
Catherine and Emma beat Hannah Samuelson/Aili Toyli of Parkers Prairie 6-0, 6-1, in the first round.  They beat Brea Prickett/Brooklyn Broadwell – Thief River Falls 6-4, 6-0 in the quarterfinals.  In the semi-finals, they beat teammates Hayden Winjum/Halle Winjum 6-4, 6-2.  In the championship, they lost to Khloe Lund and Bela Nelson of TRF 6-2, 7-5, and finished second place.
Borowicz and Tiedemann went 7-3 on the year as a pair with a loss to Hibbing and two losses to Lund and Nelson of Thief River Falls.
Tiedemann was 15-8 in singles and 8-3 in doubles this year.  Borowicz was 2-2 in singles and 10-8 in doubles.

Catherine Tiedemann is a two-sport athlete and has played varsity tennis and hockey since seventh grade. She was named She is a member of the LEO Club and the honor roll.

Emma Borowicz is a three-sport athlete and has played varsity tennis since eighth grade, varsity basketball since eighth grade (where she has become one of the top players in the area), and she has run varsity track since seventh grade.  She is also a member of the LEO Club, student council, and honor roll.

The girls will play in the first round of the State Class A Double Tennis tournament at 10:00 AM on Thursday, October 24, at the Reed Sweatt Tennis Center in Minneapolis.  They will play #5 seed Danielle Thorfinnson/Alissa Thorfinnson of Minnewaska Area in the first round.  In the second round, they will play either the #4 seed from Virginia or a team from Litchfield.

First started playing tennis-
Catherine –
10 years old
Emma – Eighth grade

The best part of your game – 
Catherine – Ground strokes
Emma – Netplay

Part of game still needs work –
Catherine – My Volleys
Emma – Serving

The toughest player you’ve faced
Catherine – Savannah Haugen of Bemidji
Emma – Osakis’ #1 doubles team

Favorite tennis court –
Catherine – Crookston High School courts
Emma – Crookston High School courts

Biggest thrill in your athletic career so far
Catherine – Going to state again with Emma
Emma – Going to the section championship in basketball last year

Do you have a pre-match ritual – 
Catherine – Not really – hang out with the team
Emma – Not really

Favorite sport  –
Catherine – Tennis
Emma – Basketball

Favorite sports team

Catherine – Minnesota Gophers
Emma – Minnesota Lynx

Favorite athlete –
Catherine – Serena Williams
Emma – Giannis Antetokounmpo

Favorite tennis player
Catherine – Serena Williams
Emma – Bianca Vanessa Andreescu

Last movie you’ve seen
Catherine – Joker
Emma – Don’t remember

Favorite TV program –
Catherine – Greys Anatomy
Emma – The Office

Favorite food

Catherine – Cesar salad
Emma – Alfredo

What music are you listening too –
Catherine – Pretty much everything
Emma – Whatever is on the radio

Something about you that people don’t know
Catherine – I am a fast typer
Emma – I still like math

You are stranded on a deserted island, and you can have ANY three people with you –
Catherine – My sister Ally, brother Bobby, and the tennis team
Emma – Hayden Winjum, my parents, my siblings

Plans after graduation
Catherine – Go to college and hopefully play a sport, preferably tennis
Emma – Go to college

Family – 

Ally Tiedemann
Dad –  
  Mike (Farmer)
Mom –   Sue (Special Education teacher)
Brother – Bobby (Farmer)
Sister
–    Ally (Sophomore at Minnesota Duluth)

Emma Borowicz
Dad – Garrett (Surveyor at Widseth Smith Nolting)
Mom – Jennifer (Potato Farmer)
Sister – Abbi (9th grade – plays tennis)
Brother – Breck (3rd grade)