Emma Stanton sometimes has to fight through the boredom, whether she wants to admit it or not.
Each and every girl on the Hilton Head Island High tennis team suffers from the same problem. The Seahawks -- the five-time state champions, mind you -- generally coast through the weaker competition at the Class 3-A level prior to the postseason. It can be tough to stay motivated when you're breaking through the competition like Hilton Head High does.
"It can be difficult," she said. "But it's all about who you are as a player. There's always ways to improve yourself."
The senior, who will go for a personal four-peat when it comes to state titles this season, always tries to work on the little things during Region 8-AAA play.
"You want to make the most of any opportunity and just enhance all aspects of your game," she said.
The Seahawk did, however, take some time out of improving her tennis work for The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette and our two-minute drill. One word to describe you? I would say motivated. Best way to spend your free time? I like to spend time with friends and work on my music. Last movie you saw? The Avengers. Favorite sports movie? Bend it Like Beckham. Who would play you in a movie? Anne Hathaway. Favorite pregame meal? Spaghetti. Favorite postgame meal? Salad. Favorite college sports team? That's a tough one. I guess the Gamecocks. Favorite professional sports team? The LA Galaxy. Most hated team? Oh goodness, Michigan. Favorite athlete? Abby Wambach. Celebrity you would want to have dinner with? Probably Elvis. Last book you read? Their Eyes Are Watching God. Favorite school subject? Math. Facebook or Twitter? Facebook. Xbox, Wii or PS3? Wii. If money is not an issue, what band or artist plays your birthday party? The Beatles. Last song to play on your iPod? Oh! Darling. TV show you can watch over and over again? The Big Bang Theory. Best high school sports memory? Winning the state championship for tennis last year.