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Nikita Lis
Nikita Lis

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Kaliningrad, Russia

High School:
Lyceum No. 49

Height:
6-1

Birthdate:
04/10/1995

Experience:
1L

Spring 2014: All-Southland second team selection ... Posted team-best victory total, finishing with a 14-8 singles mark, which included a 3-3 conference showing ... Excelled primarily at No. 2, going 8-4 ... Went 6-4 at the top position ... Opened season with four consecutive victories, beating Junior Ore (Texas A&M), Lucas Morviac (Alcorn State), Rick de Groot (Louisiana) and Carlos Arbiza (UT Arlington) ... Followed up later in the month with a stretch of five wins over the next seven decisions, dispatching Jackson Varney (Prairie View A&M), Gonzalo Blanco (USC Upstate), Nils Skajaa (San Francisco), Alex Doleac (Southern Miss) and Thomas Patino (UMKC) ... Started conference play with a victory vs. Oral Roberts' Fabian Zierleyn ... Also posted Southland victories against Timo Kranz of New Orleans and Leonard Ivic of Incarnate Word ... Went 2-0 in the Southland Tournament, beating Nicholls' Nico Mertens and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi's Ricardo Mayagoitia ... Went 5-15 in doubles, teaming primarily with Mikko Rajamaki ... Joined forces with Trey Crysel for first doubles victory, beating a duo from PVAMU ... Posted 4-4 mark with Rajamaki, picking up wins over teams from Nebraska-Omaha, Oral Roberts, New Orleans and Nicholls, with the latter victory coming in the Southland Tournament.

Fall 2013: Went 3-5 in first semester in Beaumont ... Opened season with a win over Midwestern State's Kyle Davidson at the Tyler Junior College Quad Match ... Picked up two more wins at the Ron Wesbrooks Invitational, knocking off Incarnate Word's Leonard Ivic and Texas-Pan American's Ricardo Hopker ... Went 3-4 in doubles with Steven McMullan ... Knocked off LU teammates Juuso Laitinen and Mikko Rajamaki to earn top flight title at Ron Wesbrooks Invitational ... Other wins came over teams from Ouachita Baptist, Nicholls and UIW.

Prep: Attended Lyceum No. 49 ... Ranked as high as seventh in his age group in Russia ... Winner of multiple Tennis Europe and ITF Junior titles.

Personal: Born Nikita Lis on April 10, 1995 in Kaliningrad, Russia ... Son of Andrey and Nataly Lis.

04/27/2014

Cards fall 4-1 in Southland Tournament finale

Men's Tennis wraps up best season since 1987

04/26/2014

Cards advance to Southland Tournament championship match

Men's Tennis looking to upset defending champions

04/25/2014

Men's Tennis set for Southland semis

Cards to take on Nicholls

04/24/2014

Laitinen and Lis earn All-Southland accolades

Hoogenboezem named SLC Champion at No. 5 singles

04/18/2014

Men's Tennis beats Incarnate Word

Cards tie for best win total since 1987

04/09/2014

HIGHLIGHTS: TAMUCC @ LAMAR

Thompson Family Tennis Courts - Beaumont, TX

02/26/2014

Coach Shankles talks about the weekend's matches vs Troy and Southern Miss

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