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Luis Acaba ’16: Puerto Rico’s Tennis Star becomes a Black Squirrel!

Her Campus wants to introduce you to Haverford’s next tennis superstar, Luis Acaba! Ranked as a
top men’s tennis player in Puerto Rico, Luis is definitely a Ford to watch this year as he makes his
debut on the Haverfordteam.

Name: Luis Acaba
Year: 2016
Major: Undecided
Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico

How are you involved at Haverford?
I play on the Men’s Tennis Team.

Who first inspired you to play tennis?
Clara and Gab both inspired me to play tennis…

If you could play against anyone (dead or alive) who would it be?
I would play against Serena Williams.

What do you miss most about Puerto Rico while at Haverford?
I miss… the beach, warm weather, the girls, nightlife, clubs, tourists…

How do you handle the pressure of tennis matches?
I try not to think about it that much and just go for my shots.

What is your favorite pump-up song?
Gasolina by Daddy Yankee, best song ever.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?
I usually just listen to Daddy Yankee music before games.

Nadal or Federer?
Definitely Federer, he is the man.

Charlotte Bax is a Junior at Haverford College and is majoring in History with double-minors in French and Film. She is originally from Santa Monica, California, but has also lived in San Francisco and currently resides in London with her family. Charlotte enjoys cooking, watching movies, going to sports games in Philadelphia. In addition, she enjoys traveling, surfing with her dog Cassie, and skiing during the winter in Solitude, Utah. After college, Charlotte hopes to start her own line of women's sports apparel.
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