No. 44 Wildcats will welcome No. 20 Illinois to Combe on High School Night
2011-12: Compiled 11-9 record including 7-4 in dual matches during his first season ... Played all but three matches at No. 6 ... Beat Denver's Othar Kordsachia in three sets (3/4) ... Defeated No. 59 New Mexico's Carl Ho at No. 6 singles, 6-7, 6-2 (13) (2/16) ... Defeated No. 51 Alabama's David Vieyra, 6-3, 6-0, to help the Wildcats upset the Crimson Tide on the road (1/20) ... Defeated UIC's Gautham Oroskar and Rahul Kamath, 8-1, with classmate Alberto Zanotti (1/15) ... Opened the dual season with four straight singles wins ... Went 4-5 in singles play during the fall season ... Advanced to the semifinals of Flight B of the Wildcat Invitational (10/21-23) ... Teamed with Zanotti to win three doubles matches at that tournament.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Saratoga, playing No. 1 and No. 2 singles ... Won the Central Coast Section singles championship in 2011 as well as the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League singles title, finishing 28-0 as a senior ... Led team to CCS finals in 2008 (19-2) and 2010 (22-4) ... 2011 San Jose Mercury News Tennis Player of the Year ... Rated one of the top 35 prospects nationally in his class ... Graduated with Academic Honors.
Personal:Born Nikhail Jayashankar ... Son of Jay and Prema Jayashankar ... Plans on majoring in economics.