Men's Tennis

Home of 56 SCIAC Championships, 15 National Titles

Anish Nanda
Anish Nanda
Height: 5-10
Year: SR
Hometown: Cerritos, CA
High School: San Joaquin
Major: Biology

2012:  Major player for the nationally ranked Bulldog men’s tennis team… Instrumental in the squad’s return to the NCAA Championships for its 19th appearance in 21 years… Helped the Maroon and Gray to garner ITA All-Academic Team recognition… Posted a 15-9 mark in singles, competing primarily at No. 4 but as high as No. 3… Recorded nine triumphs over opponents from ranked schools… After falling to his counterpart from UC San Diego, he rattled off seven straight wins, highlighted by straight-set showings over Vanguard University, No. 20 Washington & Lee University, and Brandeis University… Also, collected a solid 6-4, 6-3 victory over the No. 4 foe from third-ranked Williams College…  Competed primarily at No. 3 doubles with teammate Gram Leahy, registering a 15-11 record on the season that included 10 wins over foes from ranked schools… Put together back-to-back, 8-2 wins over No. 12 Concordia University – Irvine and No. 6 Vanguard University… Came up with solid victories over No. 16 Bates College, No. 23 Swarthmore College, and No. 21 University of Mary Washington… Also recorded an impressive 8-4 win over the counterparts from No. 12 Cal Lutheran University… Stepped up with an 8-4 showing against the foes from No. 26 Whittier College… Finished the season with consecutive triumphs over the same duo from 12th-ranked Cal Lutheran… UR Scholar-Athlete…  CoSIDA Academic All-District First-Team selection… Dean's List…

2011:  Contributed to the team’s final national ranking of No. 15, which marked the 20th season among the top-20 for the Bulldog men’s tennis program… Earned a 5-15 record in singles, playing at the No. 2, 3 and 4 spots… Put together a 10-7 doubles showing, competing with now-graduated Cameron Spearman and Casey Fashouer… Started out the season with Spearman as the team’s No. 1 duo… Recorded wins against NAIA opponents Hope International and Vanguard University… Finished with Fashouer with an impressive 5-1 mark against NCAA Division III opponents… Also earned a 1-1 showing when competing with former teammate Leif Durley… ITA All-Academic honoree… UR Scholar-Athlete… Dean’s List… Recipient of the Robert F. Lenard scholarship… 

2010:  Key contributor to the No. 16 Bulldog men’s tennis team… Competed in singles and doubles, taking on the No. 1 slots at one time or another… Second-Team All-SCIAC in his rookie year… Garnered a singles record of 12-18, primarily at the No. 2 position… Recorded a come-from-behind, three-set victory over his counterpart from No. 28 University of Mary Washington (VA)… Cruised to a 6-3, 6-0 win against the No. 2 player from Trinity University (TX)… Joined forces with four teammates for a combined doubles record of 16-13… Primarily competed at the top slot with teammate Cameron Spearman, finishing 10-9 on the season… Posted a solid victory over the No. 1 duo from ninth-ranked Carnegie Mellon University (PA) before shutting down their counterparts from No. 10 Amherst College (MA)… Also boasted an exciting come-from-behind victory over the top duo from No. 5 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges, winning in a tiebreak on Verdieck Courts… Member of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team... Also garnered ITA Scholar-Athlete honors... Named UR Scholar-Athlete... Landed on the Dean's List both semesters... Recipient of the Jim Verdieck Coach's Award...