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  Conor Niland
Conor Niland

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Limerick, Ireland

High School:
Millfield HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 180

Birthdate:
09/19/1981

Experience:
3V

05/31/2013

Tyler Browne Named Associate Head Coach

Wright Promotes Fifth-Year Assistant Coach

2004-05: Finished the season ranked No. 12 in the nation ... Recorded wins in both of the Bears first and second round NCAA Championships matches ... Tallied three-consecutive wins to advance to the quarterfinals of the Pac-10 Championships singles main draw ... Upset No. 5 Patrick Ysern of San Diego on Feb. 5, 6-1; 6-7; 6-3 ... Straight-set win over No. 9 Luben Pampoulov in Cal's upset victory over the Bruins (4/9) ... In doubles play with partner Patrick Briaud, clinched the doubles point on court one en route to upsetting USC (4/9) ... Entered the fall as the No. 17 ranked singles player in the nation ... Compiled six victories and three losses during singles play in the fall, four of those wins coming over ranked opponents ... Notched two wins at Cal's Napa Valley Tennis Classic, defeating Georgia's No. 89 Matic Omerzel and No. 50 Chris Martin of Illinois ... Advanced to the Round of 16 at the IcyHot/ITA Men's All-American Championships, knocking-off No. 27 Nathan Thompson of Clemson, 6-3; 6-3, and No. 73 Fabrizio Sestini of TCU, 6-0; 7-6(4) ... Also advanced to the round of 16 in the ITA West-North Regional Championships ... Ends the fall as the No. 8 singles player in the West Region ... Entered the fall as the 18th ranked doubles team in the country, along with partner Patrick Briaud ... Posted a 6-4 tournament doubles record ... Upset Virginia's No. 6 duo of Rylan Rizza and Antonio Ruiz, 8-3, at the Icy Hot/ITA Men's All-American Championships, advancing to the quarterfinals of the tournament ... Strung together four consecutive victories, defeating teams from Washington, Santa Clara, USF and Oregon, to advance to the finals of the ITA West-North Regional Championships, before falling to the No. 1 Stanford team of Sam Warburg and KC Corkery, 8-2 ... Ended the fall as the No. 6 doubles team in the West Region. 2003-04: Redshirted the spring ... Entered the fall ranked No. 25 nationally by the ITA ... Certified himself as the Bears No. 1 player by posting a 12-4 mark, including 10 wins in a row ... Won the ITA All-American Consolation Championship in mid October, then finished the month off by becoming the ITA Northwest Regional Champion. 2002-03: Finished the season rated No. 36 nationally after leading the team in victories (27) ... Earned first team All Pac-10 honors for his efforts ... After stumbling slightly out of the gate in 2003 going 1-3, Niland quickly improved, winning 11 of his next 12 matches and continued from there to coast to one of the better records in the conference ... In dual matches Niland was outstanding going 19-6, winning 7of 9 in court No. 1 and 11 of 15 in court No. 2 ... In doubles action Niland tallied a combined record of 18-12, forging his talents with five different partners throughout the season ... He was most successful with Balazs Veress and Patrick Briaud as his partner, owning a winning percentage of .667 with each ... Entered the fall ranked No. 49 by ITA in singles ...Had a stellar fall performance, compiling a 6-2 record over two events ... Started off with wins over No. 50 Saber Kadiri of Virginia Tech and No. 26 Zoltan Papp of Baylor in main draw of ITA All-American Championships, advancing to the quarterfinals ... Advanced to quarterfinals of Omni Hotels Regional Championships, beating Stanford's Sam Warburg 7-6(5); 6-1 ... Competed with sophomore Patrick Briaud at Omni Hotels Regional Championships where the pair advanced to the quarterfinals with win over Phil Sheng and Jon Wong of Stanford. 2001-02: Finished 2002 with No. 84 national ranking ... In first season with squad, held down No. 3 court for Bears, compiling a 7-3 record there ... Also went undefeated at court two (3-0) ... Won seven straight matches between 2/26 and 4/10 ... Did not lose a match the entire month of March ... Season highlight came with big win over UCLA's No. 22 Marcin Matkowski (7-6; 2-6; 7-5) ... Got first-ever dual-match victory in 6-1; 6-0 win over St. Mary's Aturo Planell at second court ... Became a fixture in doubles early, playing mostly with Chase Exon ... Pair reeled off four straight wins between 3/26 and 4/6, helping Cal to 4-1 record during that run ... Joined Ben Miles late in the season ... Pair won three of five matches played together ... Big win came over No. 29 Tobias Clemens and Lassi Ketola of UCLA, 9-7 ... Won his first-ever intercollegiate event, defeating Alex Zharinov of Minnesota by 7-6(0), 6-2, score at Napa Valley Tennis Challenge ... Advanced to third round of Omni Hotels Northwest Regional Championships by defeating Nick Weiss of Washington by 6-2, 6-1 mark ... In doubles, competed with fellow newcomer Chase Exon at Napa Valley Tennis Challenge, defeating duo of Robertson and Stephens from Minnesota by 9-8 mark.

Previous Experience: Spent year playing on ATP circuit ... Captained his high school to British National Schools Title, where he never lost a singles or doubles match ... Unbeaten in his final two years of high school tennis ... Competed for Irish Davis Cup Team, European Cup Team and numerous junior Irish cups.


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