Nithya Kanagasegar
Nithya Kanagasegar
Height: 5-2
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Crossville, Tenn.
High School: Cumberland County
Major: Biomedical Engineering

2017-18: Finished the year ranked 36th in Division III in singles play and 10th in doubles (along with teammate Madeleine Paolucci)...was also ranked seventh for singles and second for doubles in the final ITA Central Region poll...Named All-American at the NCAA Division III Championships after advancing to the quarterfinals of the doubles draw...Became first All-Americans in the history of the women's tennis program...named to the All-UAA First Team for her play at first singles and also to the All-UAA Second Team for her play at first doubles...finished the year with overall records of 15-13 in singles play and 23-9 in doubles action...named UAA Athlete of the Week on February 23 after winning each of her two singles and doubles matches against Hope College and Kalamazoo College...All-time leader in doubles wins with a 76-32 career ledger, and is third in school history with a 56-48 singles record...selected as the first recipient of the ITA Ann Lebedeff Leadership Award...received UAA All-Academic honors.

2016-17: Finished the year ranked 29th in Division III in singles play and 21st in doubles (along with teammate Jessica Liu)...was also ranked fourth for singles and fifth for doubles in the final ITA Central Region poll...named to the All-UAA First Team for her play at first singles and also to the All-UAA First Team for her play at first doubles...finished the year with overall records of 9-11 in singles play and 18-4 in doubles action...named the UAA Athlete of the Week on February 20 after winning each of her two singles and doubles matches against Hope College and Kalamazoo College...received UAA All-Academic honors.

2015-16: Finished the year ranked 37th in Division III in singles play and 19th in doubles (along with teammate Sara Zargham)...was also ranked third for doubles and seventh for singles in the final ITA Central Region poll...named the 2016 UAA Most Valuable Player, becoming the first Spartan in school history to earn the honor... Went 3-0 in both singles and doubles play at the conference championships...named to the All-UAA First Team for her play at first doubles and All-UAA Second Team for her play at first singles...finished the year with overall records of 15-11 in singles play and 16-9 in doubles action...went 7-3 singles record in tournament play...6-3 doubles record in tournament play...improved to 32-24 overall in singles matches for her career, and to 35-19 in doubles action... Top seeded doubles team at the Fall ITA Regional Championships... Reached the finals of the singles draw at the ITA Fall Championships... named an ITA Scholar Athlete and received UAA All-Academic honors... Selected to the UAA Presidents' Council Scholar Athlete Team.

2014-15: Finished the year ranked 45th in Division III in singles play and tied for 25th in doubles (along with teammate Sara Zargham)…was also ranked sixth for doubles and eighth for singles in the final ITA Central Region poll...tied for the team lead in singles victories, going 17-13 overall, including a 9-4 record in tournament play…was second on the team in doubles wins with a 19-10 record, including a 6-0 mark in second doubles matches... Named an ITA Scholar Athlete.

Personal: Earned four varsity letters at Cumberland County High School…daughter of Sumathy and Sivalingam Kanagasegar.