Maksim Fil is a senior from Minsk, Belarus and plays tennis for the Savage Storm men’s team. Last season, Fil was a driving force behind a second-straight regular season Great American Conference Championship and an 18-4 overall record. In his first season at SE, Fil compiled a 14-4 mark in singles play and a 16-3 mark in doubles en route to earning both the GAC Player of the Year and GAC Newcomer of the Year in addition to first team all-conference.
The Southeastern men’s tennis team is number two in the GAC pre-season poll. They open the season February 20th at Cowley County Community College.
Q: Tell us about yourself
MF: My name is Maksim Fil. I’m a senior from Minsk, Belarus. I play tennis and my major is recreation.
Q: Why did you choose to play at Southeastern?
MF: I chose Southeastern because I was really amazed by what the tennis program has done in the past years and I wanted to be a part of the success in the future.
Q: What do you like best about SE?
MF: A couple of things I really like about Southeastern is the friendship I’ve built with the tennis guys. I’m really happy with the people that work in the athletic department that help us improve every day in the classroom and on the tennis court.
Q: What are your hobbies outside of tennis?
MF: In my free time, I like to hang to hand out with my friends and play soccer and basketball.
Q: What are your plans after graduation?
MF: After I graduate I would like to become a professional tennis coach.
Blake Allen is SOSU Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing & Promotions Department of Athletics.