Columbia Women's Tennis BIO
 Kanika Vaidya

Fall 2014:
Ranked No. 85 on the ITA preseason national singles rankings … With partner Kanika Vaidya ranked No. 41 on the preseason ITA national rankings … Went 2-1 in singles play and a 3-2 doubles record including a 2-1 mark with Asatrian at the Mizzou Invite. Posted a 2-2 singles mark at the Princeton Invitational and competed in doubles with Asatrian (1-0) and Solovyev (1-2) ... Captured the USTA/ITA Northeast Regional doubles title with Asatrian and reached the singles quarterfinals.

Spring 2014:
Named to the All-Ivy League singles and doubles first team … Finished the season ranked No. 21 in doubles with Sanon … Posted an 11-7 record in dual matches, playing all but two at No. 1 … Defeated Princeton’s Lindsay Graff and Yale’s Madeleine Hamilton in straight sets at the ECAC Cahmpionships … Topped Stefanie Mikesz from Memphis, 6-1, 6-4 … Breezed past UC-Santa Barbara’s April Scatliff, 6-1, 6-0 … Was 4-3 in Ivy League matches, beating opponents from Cornell, Harvard, Dartmouth and Penn … Compiled a 16-3 doubles record in dual matches, playing at No. 1 with Bianca Sanon … Went 6-1 against the Ivy League … Shutout Denver’s Schnell/Van Genechten … Blanked Boyer/Garcia from UC Santa Barbara … Won top doubles match over Kentucky’s McGraw/Witten at the NCAA Tournament.

Fall 2013:
Went 10-3 during tournament matches … Won all three of her matches at the Columbia Invitational … Captured the singles title at the ITA Northeast Regional tournament, winning six matches … Downed Florida’s Sofie Oyen in three sets at the USTA/ITA Indoor Nationals … Was 14-3 in doubles matches … Won the doubles title at the Cissie Leary Invitational, winning five straight matches with Sanon … Finished as the runner-up at the ITA Northeast Regional in doubles.

Spring 2013:
Was selected to the All-Ivy League doubles first team and singles second team … Posted a team-best 29-5 overall record and 13-2 mark in dual competition in the No. 2 and 3 spots … Had a seven-match win streak from Feb. 23 – April 13 … Defeated Kate Fuller, 6-2, 6-2, in the match against No. 6 ranked Georgia … Bat Carlotta Orlando in the Lions’ sweep of FIU … Defeated Ivana Kubickova, 6-3, 6-2, to help Columbia upset No. 42 Kansas … Picked up wins against Maryland, Akron and Stony Brook … Defeated Christine Ordway, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, to assist in the Lion’s shutout of No. 64 Cornell … Blanked Melissa Matsuoka to help the Lions shutout Dartmouth … Went 9-1 in dual doubles playing in the NO. 1 spot alongside Bianca Sanon.

Fall 2012:
Won the singles and doubles flight ‘B’ draws at the Columbia Invitational, her first collegiate tournament … Captured the singles flight ‘A’ title at the Cissie Leary Invitational … Reached the finals of singles flight ‘A’ at the NTC BJK Women’s Collegiate Invitational … Advanced to the finals at the ITA Northeast Regional.

Amateur:
Ranked 133rd by the Junior ITF following the US Open …. Played in the qualifying round of the Australian and US Open Juniors brackets … Singles winner of the Brunei ITF … Runner-up at the Singapore ITF, Sri Lanka ITF aand Indonesia ITF.

Before Columbia:
Member of National Honor Society. 

  SINGLES     DOUBLES 
Year Overall Dual Tour Ivy Overall Ivy
2012-13 29-5 13-2 16-3 6-1 16-5 4-1
2013-14 21-11 11-7 10-4 4-3 30-6 6-1
2014-15 7-4 0-0 7-4 0-0 11-4 0-0
Career 57-20 24-9 33-11 10-4 57-15 10-1
Year: Junior
Hometown: Singapore
High School: Laurel Springs (Calif.)
College: CC
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