- Nischa Maier-Knapp
Nischa Maier-Knapp

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hausach, Germany

High School:
Robert-Gerwig Gymnasium

Height:
5-3

Birthdate:
03/10/1983



Spring 2006: Posted a 12-6 dual match record playing primarily number one singles ... teamed with Antonia Nugent to earn eight victories at number two doubles ... earned her first two dual wins at flight two singles ... caught on fire late in the season as she went on a run of eight-straight victories at number one singles before losing her final match of the season against Tulsa at the Conference USA Tournament.

Fall 2005: Finished sixth in flight "A" at the Middle Tennessee Fall Invitational after going 2-1 in the tournament ... was fourth in flight "A" doubles with partner Gulsah Esen ... placed sixth in flight 1 singles at the Seminole Classic ... partnered with Esen for a fourth-place finish in flight 1 doubles at the Seminole Classic.

Spring 2005: Posted a 13-6 overall mark during the season, including a 7-2 record at the No. 2 position for UAB ... had a six-match win streak from 2/27-3/20 ... was also 5-3 in the No. 3 slot for the Blazers ... tallied a 3-2 record in conference action ... teamed with Esen for an impressive 12-6 record in doubles ... with tandem was 8-1 in the No. 2 position and started the season with a six-match win streak ... also, the duo was 3-2 in Conference USA action.

Fall 2004: Finished the singles season with a team best 11-3 overall record ... had a four-match winning streak from September 24-26 ... had exciting wins over Grace Krammerer of Southern Mississippi, 7-6, 7-5, 7-4, and Sonja Nikolic of Alabama, 6-3, 5-7, 10-6, at the ITA Regional Tournament ... won eight of the last 10 singles matches of the season ... was 2-2 with two different partners in doubles ... she and Annemieke Elsholz beat Conyer/Rhodes of Belmont, 8-5, at the UTC Baras Fall Classic ... teamed with Jana Wild to beat Williams/Szabo of Middle Tennessee, 8-3, at the MTSU Invitational.

Spring 2004: Did not compete due to injury.

Fall 2003: Concluded the season with a 4-6 singles record ... earned a crucial straight-set victory over Ole Miss' Audra Adams, 6-4, 6-3, at the prestigious ITA Regional tournament ... teamed with Femke de Boer in doubles play and picked up a key victory over Mississippi State's combination of Kugakolova/Rekasi at the 2003 Roberta Alison Fall Classic.

Spring 2003: Finished the season with a team-best 10-2 overall singles record ... registered a perfect 3-0 mark while playing at the No. 3 singles position ... earned an impressive 7-2 record in the No. 4 singles spot ... notched vital Conference USA victories over Memphis' Marlene Dirnstorfer, 6-2, 6-0, and Marquette's Genevieve Charron, 6-4, 7-6(4) ... also earned a crucial straight-set win against Auburn's Sarah Suitor, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(6) ... competed in the bottom portion of the Blazers' doubles lineup and accumulated a 2-1 dual record with Nadia Dellarciprete.

Pre-UAB: Won several regional junior tournaments ... honored by high school as an outstanding women's tennis player ... has played club tennis since 1993 and is currently playing in the third-highest level.

Personal: Daughter of Hubert and Jiraporn Maier-Knapp ... born on March 10, 1983, in Chiang Mai, Thailand ... nickname is Nischa ... major is biology.