TCU vs. SMU :: March 28, 2012 :: Photos by Jim Boyd
2013 Academic All-Big 12 Second Team 2012 All-Mountain West Doubles Team
2012-13 (JUNIOR SEASON): Played at No. 1 doubles with Olivia Smith, recording a 9-6 record on the season ... Nichols/Smith finished the season ranked No. 54 in the ITA rankings ... made rankings debut after defeating Pepperdine's No. 8 ranked doubles team of Lorraine Guillermo and Khunpak Issara 8-7 (2) ... the next day, knocked off Vanderbilt's No. 29 doubles duo of Courtney Colton and Lauren Mira 8-6 ... peaked with season-high ranking of No. 37 after victories ... teamed up with Smith to defeat North Texas' doubles pair of Valentina Starkova and Barbora Vykydalova 8-1 in first round of NCAA Championships ... in singles, finished season with 13-13 ... during dual meet season, earned a 9-9 mark playing at No. 4 and No. 5 singles ... 10 of 13 singles wins came in straight sets ... earned four victories in Big 12 play, helping TCU get team points against Iowa State, Oklahoma State, Texas and West Virginia.
2011-12 (SOPHOMORE SEASON): Solid contributor in the middle of TCU's singles lineup ... Went 15-7 overall and 10-5 during the spring season ... Qualified for the NCAA doubles championships with Olivia Smith giving TCU a doubles team in the field in seven of the last eight years ... Was Nichols' second-straight trip to the NCAA Championships after qualifying while at Tennessee as a freshman ... Won her first three matches of the spring season ... Closed the year on a five-match winning streak ... All three of her wins in the conference season came via straight sets ... Grabbed a gutsy 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (8) triumph at No. 14 Alabama ... Bettered Rice's Kimberly Anicete, 6-4, 6-0 ... Both of her matches at the conference tournament were unfinished despite having large leads in both ... Scored TCU's lone point at the NCAA Championships, a 6-2, 6-2 win over South Carolina's Dominika Kanakova ... Went 5-2 during the fall season ... Claimed the consolation bracket of the Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational ... Had two wins at the USTA/ITA Texas Regionals ... Played all of her doubles matches in the fall and spring with Olivia Smith ... Duo went 19-7 overall and 11-4 in the spring ... Won five matches at the USTA/ITA Texas Regionals in the fall to claim the title ... Knocked off Texas A&M's Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar and Sun Wen in the finals ... Advanced to the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships where they bettered Nicole Bartnik and Crystal Leung of Columbia ... Opened the spring ranked No. 31 in the nation and No. 1 in the state of Texas ... Won their first two matches of the spring ... Went 4-1 during the conference regular season ... Had a key win over San Diego State's Roxanne Ellison and Sierra Ellison in the Mountain West title match to clinch the doubles point.
Prior to TCU (At Tennessee): Racked up a 27-13 overall singles record as a freshman, including a 17-8 record during the dual season ... Was 8-3 against SEC competition ... Was 12-6 during the dual season in doubles ... Was ranked in the ITA top-30 with two different doubles partners.
High School/Amateur: Attended Lake Travis High School in Austin, Texas ... One of the top recruits in the state of Texas as a high school senior.
Personal: Born Oct. 4, 1991 ... Parents names are Mark and Janice ... Her sister, Kewa, and brother, Zach, both played tennis at TCU ... Majoring in fashion merchandising ... Enjoys painting and exercising.