Columbia Women's Tennis BIO
 Kanika Vaidya

Spring 2015:
At No. 2 singles, defeated Cornell’s Marika Cusick, 6-2, 6-4, and partnered with Adi Milstein for a 6-2 victory over Shah/Stewart as the No. 3 doubles pair to help Columbia reach the ECAC Championship match (Feb. 7) … In the ECAC Championship, teamed up with Milstein for a 6-3 win over Dartmouth’s Okuda/Schroeder at No. 3 doubles (Feb. 8) … Notched a 6-1, 6-2, win over Maryland’s Ekaterina Tour and teamed with Asatrian for an 8-6 win over Tour/Hovespyan (Feb. 14) ... Defeated Penn State's Dasha Sapogova in the No. 2 singles, 7-6, 6-1 (Feb. 20) ... Teamed with Asatrian at No. 2 doubles for an 8-2 victory over BU’s Davis/Craft and downed No. 122 Hyoty, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1, on court 1 (Feb. 27) ... At No. 1 singles, downed Memphis’ Anki Wind, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2, and teamed with Asatrian for a 6-0 defeat ofTymchenko and Hughes at No. 2 (March 7) … Defeated Drake’s’ Maddie Johnson, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 2 and paired with Asatrian for an 8-5 win over Ante and Jensen on court 2 (March 16) … Picked up a 7-6, 6-4, victory at No. 2 over UNLV’s Anett Ferenczi-Bako and combined with Asatrian for a  6-3 win over Shumilina and Artiga in the second doubles slot (March 21). 

Fall 2014:
Ranked No. 85 on the ITA preseason national singles rankings … With partner Kanika Vaidya ranked No. 41 on the preseason ITA national rankings … Went 2-1 in singles play and a 3-2 doubles record including a 2-1 mark with Asatrian at the Mizzou Invite. Posted a 2-2 singles mark at the Princeton Invitational and competed in doubles with Asatrian (1-0) and Solovyev (1-2) ... Captured the USTA/ITA Northeast Regional doubles title with Asatrian and reached the singles quarterfinals ... Competed in the main singles draw and the main doubles draw with Rima Asatrian at the 2014 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships.  

Spring 2014:
Named to the All-Ivy League singles and doubles first team … Finished the season ranked No. 21 in doubles with Sanon … Posted an 11-7 record in dual matches, playing all but two at No. 1 … Defeated Princeton’s Lindsay Graff and Yale’s Madeleine Hamilton in straight sets at the ECAC Cahmpionships … Topped Stefanie Mikesz from Memphis, 6-1, 6-4 … Breezed past UC-Santa Barbara’s April Scatliff, 6-1, 6-0 … Was 4-3 in Ivy League matches, beating opponents from Cornell, Harvard, Dartmouth and Penn … Compiled a 16-3 doubles record in dual matches, playing at No. 1 with Bianca Sanon … Went 6-1 against the Ivy League … Shutout Denver’s Schnell/Van Genechten … Blanked Boyer/Garcia from UC Santa Barbara … Won top doubles match over Kentucky’s McGraw/Witten at the NCAA Tournament.

Fall 2013:
Went 10-3 during tournament matches … Won all three of her matches at the Columbia Invitational … Captured the singles title at the ITA Northeast Regional tournament, winning six matches … Downed Florida’s Sofie Oyen in three sets at the USTA/ITA Indoor Nationals … Was 14-3 in doubles matches … Won the doubles title at the Cissie Leary Invitational, winning five straight matches with Sanon … Finished as the runner-up at the ITA Northeast Regional in doubles.

Spring 2013:
Was selected to the All-Ivy League doubles first team and singles second team … Posted a team-best 29-5 overall record and 13-2 mark in dual competition in the No. 2 and 3 spots … Had a seven-match win streak from Feb. 23 – April 13 … Defeated Kate Fuller, 6-2, 6-2, in the match against No. 6 ranked Georgia … Bat Carlotta Orlando in the Lions’ sweep of FIU … Defeated Ivana Kubickova, 6-3, 6-2, to help Columbia upset No. 42 Kansas … Picked up wins against Maryland, Akron and Stony Brook … Defeated Christine Ordway, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, to assist in the Lion’s shutout of No. 64 Cornell … Blanked Melissa Matsuoka to help the Lions shutout Dartmouth … Went 9-1 in dual doubles playing in the NO. 1 spot alongside Bianca Sanon.

Fall 2012:
Won the singles and doubles flight ‘B’ draws at the Columbia Invitational, her first collegiate tournament … Captured the singles flight ‘A’ title at the Cissie Leary Invitational … Reached the finals of singles flight ‘A’ at the NTC BJK Women’s Collegiate Invitational … Advanced to the finals at the ITA Northeast Regional.

Ranked 133rd by the Junior ITF following the US Open …. Played in the qualifying round of the Australian and US Open Juniors brackets … Singles winner of the Brunei ITF … Runner-up at the Singapore ITF, Sri Lanka ITF aand Indonesia ITF.

Before Columbia:
Member of National Honor Society. 

Year Overall Dual Tour Ivy Overall Ivy
2012-13 29-5 13-2 16-3 6-1 16-5 4-1
2013-14 21-11 11-7 10-4 4-3 30-6 6-1
2014-15 16-10 7-3 9-7 0-1 19-13 0-1
Career 66-26 31-12 45-14 10-5 65-24 10-3
Year: Senior
Hometown: Singapore
High School: Laurel Springs (Calif.)
College: CC
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