Nikita Pradeep
Nikita  Pradeep

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Sugar Land, Texas

High School:
Clements HS '16

Height:
5-3

Major:
Computer Engineering


05/02/2018

Five Aggies earn All-Big West accolades

Breisacher and Jorgensen earn second team singles, Green and Pradeep received honorable mention singles, while Jorgensen and Bryant secure spot at second team doubles

04/27/2018

Aggies conclude season in Big West quarterfinal

UC Davis was tied with the Mustangs leading into the final singles match, but the latter of the two came out with the dual victory

04/24/2018

Aggies enter Big West Championships as the No. 2 seed

UC Davis earned a bye into Friday’s quarterfinals, and will start their tournament with a match against Cal Poly’s team

04/21/2018

Aggies secure the win over Sacramento State

UC Davis secured both the doubles point and three singles match wins over Causeway rivals

04/14/2018

Women’s tennis shuts out Sonoma State, 7-0

UC Davis scored six straight-set wins over the visiting team at the Marya Welch Tennis Center

2016-17: Finished her freshman season with a 17-8 overall, 16-5 dual, 1-3 tournament and 3-3 conference singles record... Tied for second amongst the team in singles wins... Led the team in win percentage in singles play at .680... Went on a 12 match win streak between January 28 and March 10... Won five of those twelve matches without allowing a single point to her opponent... Was undefeated at both the No. 2 position (2-0) and the No. 5 position (9-0)... also went 3-4 at No. 3 and 2-1 at No. 6... Finished with a 12-13 overall, 11-9 dual, 1-4 tournament and 2-4 conference record in doubles... Began the year with Lani-Rae Green in tournament play before partnering with Samantha Martino for the majority of 2017... Pradeep and Martino finished 9-8 together including shutout victories over Sonoma State (2/05) and Chaminade (2/10)... closed out the final four matches of doubles play with Kristy Jorgensen at the No. 1 position for 2-1 overall record and two Big West wins over Long Beach State (4/07) and UC Riverside (4/22).

CLEMENTS HS '16: Led Clements High School to three consecutive league titles... Team finished 15th, 11th and eighth within its section during her sophomore, junior and senior seasons... Competed at the No. 1 position all three years... Pradeep captured third place individual finishes at the 2014 and 2016 state playoffs... Won an individual state championship in 2015... Earned Academic Excellence from 2014-16 for maintaining a 3.0 GPA or above.

PERSONAL: Soja and Pradeep Nair are her mother and father... Recorded a No. 5 state and No. 45 national ranking during her high school career... Won several USTA Texas Super Championship Tournaments... Not many people know that she is a self-proclaimed "very dorky nerd" when it comes to video games... Would choose volleyball if she could play another sport at UC Davis... Roger Federer is her sports hero... Post-UC Davis plans include developing video games while working at Nintendo or Sony... Favorite hobbies, other than her sport, include eating... The top three things on her bucket list include visiting Tokyo, cliff diving and working at her dream job... Chose UC Davis because the team was very friendly and welcoming; also felt that the school was a perfect fit for her.

Year Singles 1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 Doubles 1 D2 D3
2016-17 -- -- 2-0 3-4 9-0 2-1 2-1 -- 9-8
Totals -- -- 2-0 3-4 9-0 2-1 2-1 -- 9-8

NOTE: Dual records listed above