updated 12/14/2010 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 12/14/2010 AT 1:30 PM ET
Susan Sarandon can’t say enough good things about her daughter’s new fiancé. And it doesn’t hurt that she can beat him at ping-pong, too!
“He’s just a very sane, really lovely guy. His family’s fabulous. He adores her. You couldn’t ask for anything more,” Sarandon, 64, tells PEOPLE of Kyle Martino, who just became engaged to Sarandon’s actress daughter Eva Amurri.
Martino, 29, is an accomplished athlete, having enjoyed a successful career in Major League Soccer before retiring in 2008 and taking up broadcasting. But he still needs some work on Sarandon’s favorite sport of ping-pong.
Asked if she beat Martino when they squared off at table tennis, Sarandon replied: “I did!”