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Nick Meister
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Nick Meister 1266677
Other Position: Graduated
Height: 5'10"
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Trabuco Canyon, CA
High School: Tesoro
All-American in singles ... Unanimous selection to the All-Pac-12 First Team ... One of four UCLA student-athletes to receive a Pac-12 Postgraduate Scholarship ... Ended the season ranked No. 25 in the Final ITA Singles Rankings ... Also finished ranked No. 40 with Dennis Novikov ... Listed at a career-high No. 16 in singles on April 30 ... Finished the year with a 19-7 overall singles record, including a 17-5 mark in dual matches ... Played primarily at the No. 1 singles spot, going 8-4 ... Was also 9-1 at the No. 2 position ... Owned a 7-6 singles record against ranked opponents ... Was 19-9 overall in doubles ... Went 10-2 with Novikov and 8-5 with Adrien Puget ... Took the fall season off in order to compete in several futures tournaments ... Captured the doubles title (w/John Peers) at a futures event in Edwardsville, Ill. in August ... Also won a pair of doubles titles in Australia while pairing with former UCLA teammate Michael Look.

Underwent hip surgery following the fall season ... Did not see any action in the spring ... Awarded a medical redshirt for the year ... Listed at No. 51 in singles and No. 6 in doubles (w/Amit Inbar) in the Preseason ITA Rankings ... Advanced through qualifying and into the main singles draw at the D'Novo/ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla. ... Fell in the second round to Florida's ninth-ranked Alex Lacroix, 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 ... Reached the round of 16 in singles at the USTA/ITA Southwest Regionals at UC Irvine ... Teamed with Inbar to take home the doubles title at the Regionals, defeating USC's Steve Johnson/Raymond Sarmiento, 9-7 in the final to earn a spot at the USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships in Flushing, N.Y. ... Advanced to the finals of the back draw at the Indoors.

Earned All-America honors in doubles with Amit Inbar ... First-Team All-Pac-10 selection ... Member of the All-Pac-10 Academic Second Team ... Listed at No. 73 in singles and No. 10 in doubles (w/Inbar) in the Final ITA Rankings ... Finished the season with a 24-12 overall singles record and a 27-9 mark in doubles ... Shared the No. 1 singles position with Haythem Abid, going 6-4 ... Ended the year 14-7 in dual singles matches ... Owned a 9-9 record against ranked opponents ... Highest ranked singles win of the year came in a 6-1, 6-0 victory over No. 16 Pedro Zerbini from Cal ... Advanced to the singles final at the Sherwood Collegiate Cup in January, falling to Pepperdine's Bassam Beidas, 6-2, 7-5 ... Captured the doubles title in Sherwood (w/Inbar), beating North Carolina's Clay Donato/Stefan Hardy, 8-6 ... Advanced to the round of 16 in doubles at the season-ending NCAA Championships in Athens, Ga. ... Ranked No. 57 in the ITA Preseason Singles Rankings ... Advanced to the round of 16 in singles at both the ITA Southwest Regionals and Southern California Intercollegiates ... Also competed in the qualifying draw at the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla. ... Finished the fall with a 4-3 singles record ... Listed at No. 33 (w/Amit Inbar) in the ITA Preseason Doubles Rankings ... Was 3-1 in fall doubles play ... Reached the semifinals at the Southern California Intercollegiates with Holden Seguso.

Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 selection ... Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 Academic Team member ... Listed at No. 100 in singles in the Final ITA Rankings ... Led the team in singles victories for the second straight year, finishing the season 26-7 overall ... Went 20-2 in dual-match play ... Appeared mostly at the No. 5 spot, going 13-2 ... Played as high as No. 2 in the lineup ... Defeated Mississippi's Marcel Thiemann, 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-4 in the deciding singles match to give UCLA a 4-3 victory in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament ... Ended the year on a 12-match singles winning streak ... Was 4-3 against ranked singles opponents ... Highest ranked win came over teammate Matt Brooklyn, who was ranked No. 37 at the time, at the Southern California Intercollegiates ... Ended the year ranked No. 26 in doubles with Haythem Abid ... Also played with Michael Look ... Finished the season with a 17-12 doubles record ... Teamed with Abid at No. 1 singles during UCLA's run to the semifinals at the NCAA Championships ... The duo upset top-ranked Jonas Berg/Bram ten Berge of Mississippi, 8-5 in the quarterfinals ... Was 5-4 in fall singles play ... Advanced to the singles final at the Southern California Intercollegiates, falling to Pepperdine's Mahmoud Kamel, 7-5, 7-6 ... Reached the quarterfinals in doubles at both the ITA West-South Regionals (w/Eugen Brazdil) and the So. Cal Intercollegiates (w/Matt Brooklyn).

Led the team in singles victories as a freshman, finishing the year with a 30-10 overall record ... Was 19-5 in dual matches, playing mostly at the No. 6 position ... Was also 4-0 at the No. 5 spot ... Had three ranked singles wins on the year, with the highest coming over No. 65 Eric Roberson of Boise state ... Debuted at No. 100 in the ITA Singles Rankings on Feb. 20 ... Owned a 13-match winning streak from April 4 to May 15 ... Won the deciding singles match in a pair of victories over No. 21 Oklahoma State (at the USTA/ITA National Team Indoors), and No. 10 USC (Mar. 6) ... Singles quarterfinalist in both singles and doubles (w/Harel Srugo) at the Pac-10 Championships in Ojai, Calif. ... Teamed with Srugo for most of the year in doubles, going 19-3 overall and 14-10 at the No. 1 position ... Finished the season listed at No. 37 (w/Srugo) in the Final ITA Doubles Rankings ... Reached the singles semifinals at the So. Cal Intercollegiates in the fall ... Quarterfinalist at the Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational ... Reached the semifinals in doubles at both the ITA West Regionals (W/Haythem Abid) and the So. Cal Intercollegiates (W/Srugo).

High School / Juniors
Listed as a blue chip recruit (No. 14 nationally) according to TennisRecruiting.net ... Captured the 18s title at the 2006 Southern California Junior Sectionals ... Three-time All-CIF selection while playing at Tesoro High School ... Won the Pacific Coast League singles title in 2006 ... Was also a quarterfinalist at the CIF-Southern Section individual tournament ... Was ranked in the top 10 nationally of the USTA Boys' 16s division ... Evelyn Houseman Sportsmanship Award recipient ... Has competed in such tournaments as the Orange Bowl, Easter Bowl and USTA Super National Hardcourts in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Full name is Nicolas Christian Meister ... Born May 15, 1989 in Santa Ana, Calif. ... Parents are Klaus and Mary Meister ... Older brother's name is Eric ... Holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do ... Great uncle played for the Estonian Davis Cup team ...Majoring in Political Science ... Minor is German.

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