Zoà« and Mary Kaffen come to Trinity from San Juan Capistrano, California. The first years are identical twins, best friends and doubles partners on the Trinity women’s tennis team. During a break from competition this past Saturday, the Kaffen twins told me a little bit about themselves.

Who is older?

MARY: Mary.

ZOà‹: What?

MARY: (laughs)

ZOà‹: It’s a debated fact.

MARY: I’m older.

ZOà‹: Ok, but only by one minute.

MARY: Ok, but scientifically I’m older. I’m older. Mary is older.

Why did you start playing tennis?

MARY: We were kind of forced to by our parents.

ZOà‹: No, don’t say that.

MARY: OK. We really love the sport.

What is your on-court relationship like?

ZOà‹: Mary and I are hitting partners, doubles partners just””

TWINS: “”partners.

ZOà‹: We play against each other and with each other and help each other out.

What is your off-court relationship like?

ZOà‹: With each other?

MARY: Yeah with each other! It’s a relationship.

ZOà‹: (laughs) I don’t know. We are always with each other.

ZOà‹: We hang out all the””

TWINS: “”time.

MARY: We’re besties.

Do you fight a lot?

ZOà‹: We fight a lot on the court.

MARY: No we don’t!

ZOà‹: Oh, no we don’t.

MARY: We don’t fight on the court all the time.

ZOà‹: We fight over clothes and over regular girl stuff but not over tennis.

Who is your favorite tennis player?

MARY: I really like the Bryan Brothers, obviously “˜cause they’re identical twins and they play doubles.

ZOà‹: I have to say my favorite tennis player is Roger Federer.

Who is the Venus and who is the Serena in your relationship?

ZOà‹: Isn’t Serena more intense? You’re Serena. I’m Venus.

MARY: Cool.

ZOE: Mary’s Serena and””

MARY: “”Zoà«’s Venus

If you did not play tennis, what sport would you play?

ZOà‹: Beach volleyball.

MARY: Yeah! I really wanna play beach volleyball. Maybe one day.

What is the biggest difference between you two?

MARY: Zoà«’s more talkative””

ZOà‹: “”and Mary’s quieter.

What is the worst part of being twins?

ZOà‹: People will ask us “Are you twins?” and then we’ll say yes, and then they’ll ask me when my birthday is, and then they’ll ask Mary””

TWINS: “”when [my/her] birthday is.

ZOà‹: That’s probably the most annoying part.

MARY: That’s an annoying question.

What is the best part of being twins?

ZOà‹: Always having someone to hang out with, who you can talk to.

What is a misconception about you two?

ZOà‹: I think a misconception would be that we like all the same things. We differ in a lot of things””

MARY: Yeah we have a lot of different”¦

ZOà‹: “”likes and dislikes.

MARY: I’d say the same thing. We don’t like everything the same. We have a lot of differences.

What are you looking forward to in playing tennis at Trinity?

ZOà‹: The team.

MARY: Yeah, the team for sure. Playing on a team with””

TWINS: “¦.everyone

ZOà‹: Getting to know all the girls””

MARY: “”for four years.

ZOà‹: It should be fun.

 

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