School Brawley Union High School
Pro athlete Rafael Nadal
Pro team Los Angeles Lakers
Movie “Mean Girls”
TV show “Pretty Little Liars”
Actor Ashton Kutcher
Song “We Are Never Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift
Band Maroon 5
What do you enjoy most about your sport?
I just like to get lost in the game. Tennis is harder than it seems, so seeing yourself improve is really rewarding.
What is one of your more memorable moments in your sport?
This year so far, was when my partner Amanda and I pulled in a big win against Calexico’s No. 1 doubles team. They played a good game but we pulled through and took the win that we deserved.
Tell us about someone who inspires you and why?
My daddy put me in sports most of my life. I was always athletic, but tennis took a little more effort. My parents inspire me mainly by telling me that with hard work and determination, anything is possible.
What is your goal in your sport for the rest of the season?
My goal for the rest of the season is to continue undefeated and hopefully becoming IVL champions in doubles with my partner Amanda Casey.
AOTW: Dayanara Favela
Amanda Casey (left) and Dayanara Favela, Brawley Union High's No. 1 doubles tennis team, is helping the Wildcats stay undefeted in Imperial Valley League. (FERNANDO ACOSTA JR. PHOTO / October 4, 2012)