Season ends at 15-9
Rice vs. Texas A&M 10 a.m. Friday
FIU 4, Rice 3
First serves at 9 a.m.
Face ODU in semis on Saturday
Rice met Texas A&M in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Championship
Rice defeated WKU on the first day of the 2018 C-USA Championship
Rice defeated Houston 4-3 on Feb. 17
Rice defeated Texas A&M, 4-3, on Valentine's Day
Rice defeated Lamar 7-0 on January 20
Honors at Rice
C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll 2017, 2018
All C-USA Doubles (third team) 2017
Spring: Won seven of 11 decisions in singles, highlighted by a five-match winning streak from March 13-April 3... Provided the clinch point in the Owls' win over No. 50 William & Mary ....Posted an overall mark of 10-7 in doubles, including a 6-3 mark with Fernanda Astete… Pair was 2-1 when facing C-USA opponents… Closed strongly by winning five of their last six decisions… Three of their six wins clinched the doubles point for the Owls, including wins over WKU and ODU at the C-USA Championship…. C-USA Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week (3/28) after clinching both the doubles point and the match with a win in singles vs. #50 William and Mary and adding wins in both in a win over #36 Princeton Fall: Tied for the team lead with a 10-1 mark in fall singles action and added a 6-5 record in doubles... Posted unbeaten weekends at CU's Haunted Horned Frog Classic and the River Oaks Country Club Fall College Invitational.. Teamed with Sofie Moenster to with the Third Flight doubles title at the Rice Invite.
Spring: Posted an unbeaten record in singles (7-0) while enjoying a run in the national doubles rankings with Alison Ho, finishing the year tied for the team lead with 15 doubles wins (15-6/1365 w/Ho)… Won both of her conference singles matches, downing Kylee Kato of UTSA, 6-1, 6-4, and Jill van den Dungen of Louisiana Tech, 6-4, 6-0… duo defeated a pair of ranked opponents… Defeated Fresno State’s 50th ranked Katerina Stloukalova and Georgia Lawson during the ITA Kickoff and then Texas Tech’s No. 33 Gabriela Talaba and Felicity Maltby. Fall: Compiled 17wins in singles and doubles while breaking into collegiate tennis during the fall tournament campaign... Finished 10-5 in singles and 7-5 in doubles.
Ranked as a 5-Star recruit and ranked as high as 27th nationally and 3rd in Gulf States on Tennisrecruiting.net... Complied twenty-three, 1st & 2nd place titles in the National Level 2/Sectional level tournaments in U16 & U18 age groups--Thirteen in singles and ten in doubles... National Level 1 Doubles Championship 2014, 3rd place/Bronze Ball Winner (U16); Quarterfinalist in 2015 Clay Courts Nationals... Competed successfully for Team Texas at the Girls 18 Nationals Team Championship; and Girls 16 Intersectional... Recipient of the 2015 Mary Lowden Award as the outstanding junior USTA girl in Texas; and the Nancy Jeffett Sportsmanship, USTA Texas Award.
Full Name: Priya Anne Niezgoda... Born: 01/13/1998 at Austin, Texas... Father: Paul Niezgoda, Mother: Asha Hegde-Niezgoda... Graduate of Chaparral Star Academy High School in Austin, TX...Ranked second in her graduating class... President of the National Honor Society, and secretary of yearbook ... Recipient of High School Distinguished Student Award.