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Nikhil Jayashankar
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Nikhil Jayashankar 1250139
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 160
Year: Senior
Hometown: Saratoga, Calif.
High School: Saratoga HS
Experience: 3 Years

Spring 2015: Finished 4-0 in singles and 1-2 in doubles in the spring to wind up with season records of 7-6 (singles) and 7-4 (doubles)…his last complete singles match was a 6-4, 7-5 victory over UC Santa Barbara’s Andrew Riminton that clinched a 7-0 rout of the Gauchos on Feb. 22.

Fall 2014: Won his first singles match of the season, topping Sonoma State’s Daniel Holz, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3, in the Aggie Invitational at UC Davis, in which he reached the round of 16… teamed with Jordan Smith to capture the Aggie Invitational flight B doubles final against Pacific’s Bernardo Oliveira/Miguel Diaz, 8-4…advanced to the singles round of 16 at the Gael Classic at Saint Mary’s…posted a 3-6 singles record and a 6-2 doubles record in the fall.

Spring 2014: Ended the season with a 15-6 singles record and 4-5 doubles mark…went 3-2 at No. 6 singles…clinched Cal’s 4-0 win over Washington on McManus Legends Day at the Hellman Tennis Complex with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Michael Chamerski…garnered a spot on the Pac-12 All-Academic second team.

Fall 2013: Jayashankar won the UCSB Classic championship as part of his 12-4 singles record…he was also 4-5 in doubles…was the only Bear to win a group posted a 3-0 record to win a group at the Audi Napa Valley Tennis Classic, as he went 3-0 in Group 8; Jayashankar fell in the playoffs at Meadowood…in doubles, reached the semifinals of the UCSB Classic with Jack Sanford.

Spring 2013: The Northwestern transfer posted a 5-10 singles record and a 5-5 doubles record, pairing mostly with Jordan Smith.

Fall 2012: Compiled a 2-5 singles record...earned a doubles record of 5-3...paired with Wyatt Houghton he reached the semifinals of the UC Davis Aggie Invitational and playing with Jordan Smith reached the semifinals of the Pacific Tigers Invitational.

Personal/Previous: Economics major...the San Francisco Bay Area native is a transfer from Northwestern, who came in with an overall record of 11-9 during his freshman year with the Wildcats...his Saratoga HS team finished No. 3 nationally for the 2010-11 season...he was the 2011 CCS singles champion, claimed the 2011 San Jose Mercury News Player of the Year award and was named the 2011 MVP of his high school team...parents are Prema Jayashankar and Jay Bharaduaj.

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