Double Trouble

Double Trouble

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.