Fall 2012: Won the flight 'A' draw at
the Columbia Invitational (9/14/16/12) ... Won her opening round match over No.
15 Natalie Beazant from Rice at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships
(10/4/12) ... Upset No. 7 Zoe Scandalis from USC, 6-4, 6-4 and beat UNC's Whitney
Kay at the ITA/USTA Indoor Intercollegiate Championships (11/9-10/12).
Spring 2012: Unanimous choice for Ivy
League Player of the Year and first team All-Ivy League selection ... Finished
the season with a 14-5 record in the spring playing as the No. 1, going
undefeated in the Ivy League ... Posted back-to-back wins over Hofstra's Elena
Ivanova (2/3/12) and UMass' Yuliana Motyl (2/4/12) ... Picked up wins over
Cornell's Sarah O'Niel and Dartmouth's Sarah Leonard at the ECAC Team
Tournament (2/17-19/12) ... Defeated Alexis Coats from Southern Miss, 6-4, 7-5
(3/15/12) ... Ended the season with 10 straight wins, including all seven Ivy
League matches ... Recorddd straight-set wins over Dartmouth's Leonard (4/6/12),
Princeton's Hilary Bartlett (4/20/12) and Penn's Sol Eskenazi (4/22/12) ...
Partnered with Ioana Alecsui for 12 doubles wins, including four in the Ivy League.
Fall 2011: Ranked No. 20 in the nation with doubles partner Crystal Leung … Won the 2011 ITA Northeast Regionals single title, dropping only one set along the way … Became the first player in Columbia history to earn a regional title … Earned an automatic bid to the USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, and a No.1 ranking in the Northeast Region … Won the A doubles draw at the 2011 USTA National Tennis Center Women’s Collegiate Invitational with partner Crystal Leung, beating the No.3 seed from Rutgers, a pair from Buffalo, and two Boston College teams to take the title … Won the back draw of the Flight A doubles at William & Mary with partner Bianca Sanon … Advanced to the semifinals of the A singles bracket, defeating players from Old Dominion and Virginia Commonwealth … Advanced to finals of main draw singles at Cissie Leary Invitational … had wins over Cornell, Temple and Penn, before falling to a player from Penn State … Advanced to semifinals of doubles draw with partner Bianca Sanon, with wins over Temple, Penn and Maryland … participated in Riviera/ITA All-American, getting a win in the pre-qualifying bracket over Katie Pleiman of Xavier.
Spring 2011: Earned unanimous first-team All-Ivy League honors in singles … Went 13-7 in singles overall playing in the No.1 spot, including a 3-4 Ivy League record … Went 4-6 in doubles with Bianca Sanon and 2-4 with Natasha Makarova … Had non-league singles wins over players from Fairleigh Dickinson, St. John’s, Stony Brook, Eastern Tennessee State, Rutgers, Temple and Long Island … Had Ivy League wins over athletes from Yale, Cornell, Dartmouth and Brown.
Fall 2010: Advanced to the semifinals of the main draw of doubles at the ITA Northeast Regionals with Bianca Sanon … Had wins over pairs from NJIT, Quinnipiac, the No.3 seed from Harvard and the No.6 seed from Binghamton, before falling to the top seed from Princeton … Had a first round doubles win at the William & Mary Invitational with partner Chelsea Davis, beating a pair from Old Dominion … Paired up with Davis to get three wins at the Columbia Invitational … Also participated in the Cissie Leary Invitational.
Spring 2010: Went 11-5 in singles in the spring, playing in the No. 1 spot … Had wins over non-league opponents from St. John’s, Stony Brook, Fairleigh Dickinson, Syracuse, Buffalo, Long Island, NJIT and Florida Atlantic … Had Ivy League wins over opponents from Brown and Cornell.
Fall 2009: Won the A singles title at the USTA Collegiate Invitational, beating players from Fairleigh Dickinson, Harvard and Rutgers without dropping a set on the way to the finals … Beat Sandhya Nagaraj from N.C. State in the finals in three sets, 0-6, 6-3, 6-0 … Earned a #5 regional ranking in singles, and a national ranking of #112 in her fall season … Advanced to the finals of the Cissie Leary Tournament in the main singles draw, beating players from Yale and Penn before falling to the No.1 seed from Eastern Tennessee in the finals … Also advanced to the semifinals of the doubles draw with partner Natasha Makarova, beating duos from Penn and Purdue … Participated in the Riviera/ITA All-American tournament.
At Pendleton School: Competed in junior Wimbledon and the US Open in 2008 … Has a career-high ranking of No. 86 in the world in the ITF … Has competed internationally, playing tennis in over 18 countries … Named 2009 Student of the Year at IMG Academies.
Personal: Political science major ... Daughter of Zofia and Chris Bartnik … Sister, Katherine, played tennis at Florida Atlantic … Father, Chris, was an amateur weightlifter in Poland.
|Getting to Know Nicole:
|What do you like best about Columbia?
||All the food carts conveniently located right outside the gates.
|What is your favorite thing to do in New York City?
||I just like to walk around and discover new stores, parks, or restaurants that I never knew of before.
|Who's your favorite professional tennis player?
|People would be surprised to know that I:
||Cook better than anybody's mother
|If I were to have a dinner party, I would invite:
||Abraham Lincoln, Dostoevsky, and Beyonce - it could make for interesting conversation.
|Song you never get sick of:
||Baby Got Back
|Favorite season and why:
||Spring, because I like wearing shorts.
|Favorite Disney movie:
||It is between Lion King, Finding Nemo, and Aladdin.
|What is your favorite ice cream topping?
|What TV show do you HAVE to watch each week?
||Sadly, Pretty Little Liars
|What song would you sing at karaoke?
||Something by Celine Dion to show off my vocal range.
|What is your dream vacation?
||After seeing Sex and the City 2, I would like to go to Abu Dhabi.
|If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
||On a hammock in one of the Florida Keys.
|If you could stay one age for your entire life, how old would you chose to be?
||9, good times
|Your most over-used word/phrase is:
||I mean, like, whatever, so, you know - the list kind of goes on.
|What's the best advice you've ever recieved?
||Nobody really cares if you are miserable so you might as well find a way to put a smile on your face.
|If you could attend any sporting event in the world, what would it be and why?
||World Cup, because everybody is filled with pride and energy.