GENERAL: Mayer has developed into one of the elite singles players in the MAAC and perhaps the best ever to wear the Green and Gold...She has played #1 since her freshman year with much success...Currently ranked in the top-100 nationally by the ITA...Became the first Saint to receive an invite to the NCAA East Regionals as a sophomore and has attended Tournament every fall since...Very solid from the baseline, Mayer possesses outstanding movement and endurance...A basketball and tennis standout at nearby Shaker High School after transferring from Pittsfield...At Pittsfield High, she led both teams to Western Massachusetts Championships and the state finals...Helped Shaker to three straight Section II Championships when she arrived in the Capital Region...Won the prestigous Gold Medal at the Empire State Games and was Sectional runner-up in singles play...A marketing and management major who would like to work in the entertainment industry, Mayer enjoys drawing when not playing tennis or studying...Younger sisters Sarah and Melissa both play tennis as well and father is a pofessional instructor...The daughter of Dale and Katherine Mayer...Born January 25, 1981...AS A JUNIOR: Set or tied 17 school individual singles and doubles records in 2001-02, including 6 career records...Continued to excel at the #1 singles and doubles positions...A decisive 6-4, 6-1 victory over the #1 player in the MAAC this spring has solidified her position as one of the two top players in the conference...AS A UNDERCLASSMAN: Led the team in combined singles and doubles wins over the last 2 years (35)...Mayer finished her sophomore spring winning six of her last seven singles matches and five of her last six doubles matches...Missed part of sophomore fall season due to auto accident... Nikki was named the team's Most Valuable Player as both a freshman and sophomore.
Coaches comments: "Nikki can do it all. She?s dedicated, motivated and focused. There is no limit to what she can achieve.?