Kewa Nichols
Kewa Nichols

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Austin, Texas

High School:
Westlake

Height:
5-10

Experience:
3L

Plays:
Right


• All-MWC Singles Team (2007)
• All-C-USA Third Team (2005)

2007-08 (SENIOR): Registered a 16-14 overall record and a dual mark of 13-11 at the No. 3-5 singles positions... notched a six-match winning streak during the spring season... named the MWC Women's Tennis Player of the Week on April 4 after going a combined 6-0 against conference opponents... compiled an 8-5 doubles mark during the spring at all three positions... went 3-3 overall in singles play during the fall... opened the season with an impressive win over Maria Sanchez of USC at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships... defeated Karolina Filipiak of Baylor and Michaela Kissell of Miami to advance to the quarterfinals of The Racquet Club Invitational... went 1-3 in doubles play with Nina Munch-Soegaard... shutout the North Texas duo of Moreton and Franca in the opening round of the Wilson/ITA Southwest Regional Championships.

2006-07 (JUNIOR): Earned All-MWC singles honors... Posted a dual singles record of 19-7 playing primarily at the No. 4 position... Notched a perfect 8-0 mark in regular season MWC matches... Reeled off 12 consecutive wins from March 16 to April 15... Named the MWC Player of the Week on April 19, after going 6-0 overall against three MWC teams as the Frogs clinched the MWC regular season title... Compiled a doubles record of 19-8 in dual match play... Teamed up with Nina Munch-Soegaard for an 11-5 record and Ana Cetnik for a 7-1 mark... Put together an overall singles record of 23-10 for the year, posting a 20-win season all three years at TCU... Went 4-3 in the fall in singles action through the Wilson/ITA Southwest Regional Championships, Riviera/ITA All-American Championships and Baylor Invitational... Advanced to the round of 16 in the Southwest Regional before falling to the third-seed from Baylor... Strung two wins together including win over the top single from Baylor to advance to quarterfinals of the Baylor Invite before falling to former national champion and top-seeded Zuzana Zemenova of Baylor... Paired with Nina Munch-Soegaard for a 2-1 record at the Southwest Regional in doubles.

2005-06 (SOPHOMORE): Posted record of 20-8 playing at bottom half of line-up... Saw most time at No. 5 singles where she combined for 15-7 record... Posted 12-5 record at No. 3 doubles with Nicole Leimbach... Went 1-2 at No. 3 doubles when paired with Andrea Morgado... Came from one set down at No. 5 singles in NCAA match against top-ranked Texas to win sixth-straight match and clinch win for Frogs, ensuring road to the Sweet 16 for first time in history... Shut-out No. 5 single from Wyoming in quarterfinals of MWC Championships to clinch match for Frogs and marking her eighth conference win.

2004-05 (FRESHMAN): Ranked 59th in the preseason spring ITA doubles rankings along with senior Story Tweedie-Yates...Teamed with Tweedie-Yates to form the No. 4-ranked doubles team in the Southwest Region...Won a pair of matches at the Baylor Invitational to open her career...Advanced to the semifinals of the ITA Southwest Regional while teaming with Tweedie-Yates...Finished the fall 5-7 in singles and 5-3 in doubles...Played every singles position except No. 1 in the spring...Went 18-7 in duals with most of her action coming at three and four singles...Was 10-6 at No. 3 and 5-1 at the fourth slot...Named to the All-Conference USA Third Team...A member of the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll as well...Started the spring with six consecutive wins in singles play without losing a set...Had a big win against Ioana Paun from No. 7 Clemson at four singles, winning 6-3, 7-5 to help the Horned Frogs earn their first victory in school history against a top 10 team...Four days later, she downed Texas A&M's Tiffany Clifford 6-3, 6-0 at four to help TCU beat the Aggies 5-2...Defeated the first ranked player of her career April 9 when she downed No. 118 Julie Smekodub from Tulane 2-6, 6-4, 6-1...Had a string of seven straight wins that began against Oklahoma on March 30 and lasted through Houston on April 23...Tallied a trio of three-set wins in a row during that same stretch...The first was a 6-3, 3-6, (10-7) decision over South Alabama's Maria Zivcicova...Next to fall was Tracie Chong from Rice, 6-4, 2-6, (10-4)...Last was Tulane's Smekodub...Played several dual doubles matches with Helena Besovic...They finished 3-5 together playing every match at the second position...Nichols and Besovic defeated teams from East Carolina, Houston and LSU...Played four matches with Gloriann Lopez in the spring as well, going 3-1 with wins against Texas State, Tulsa and Houston.

High School/Junior: Attended Westlake High School in Austin, Texas...Went undefeated in singles during the spring of her junior year until the state semifinals at Tascosca High School...Was the Easter Bowl doubles champion with Ashley Joelson in 2001...Placed third in doubles at the National Claycourt Championship in 2002...Was a finalist in the 2004 ITA Summer Collegiate Circuit at Texas-Arlington...A 2004 finalist in a summer ITA event in College Station, Texas.

Personal: Kewa Nichols is the daughter of Mark and Janice... Is a health and fitness major at TCU...Is one of five children...brother, Zach, is a freshman on the TCU men's tennis team...sister, Millie, is currently the top-ranked junior player in Texas.

CAREER STATISTICS

SinglesDoubles
SeasonDualOverallDualOverall
2004-0518-723-146-611-9
2005-0620-820-813-713-7
2006-0719-723-1019-822-11
2007-0813-1116-148-59-8
Totals70-3382-4646-2655-35
 
  Email this article   Printer-friendly format


    Cook Children's Albertsons
    Pepsi American Airlines