Rick Davis profiles Chartiers-Houston graduate Tanya Timko, now a standout tennis player at IUP.
"At 5 feet 2, Tanya Timko isn't the type of tennis player who is going to strike fear in her opponent every time she steps onto the court ... and she wouldn't have it any other way.
"They probably get so mad at this little rug rat running all over the court," she said with a laugh. "I think it's an element of surprise. When we line up and do intros, and they announce 'Playing No. 1, Tanya Timko' and I step out, I don't look very intimidating. It's very psychological.
"It's not something I do on purpose, it's just who I am. I think it works in my favor because people get frustrated about it."
Timko has been frustrating opponents since she stepped onto the Indiana campus of IUP two years ago and was named PSAC West freshman of the year and first-team All-PSAC West in singles."