Karen Nijssen
Karen Nijssen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Heerhoguwaard, Holland

Last College:
Trinitas College

Height:
5-9

Experience:
2L


ALL-SEC
Chancellor's Honor Roll • UMAA Honor Roll

FALL 2009 (JUNIOR)

Began the fall ranked No. 9 nationally in doubles and No. 49 in singles ... Teamed with Kristi Boxx to capture the ITA Southern Regional in doubles ... Won the ITA National Indoor doubles consolation bracket, knocking off the No. 5 team in the nation and the No. 2 ranked and defending NCAA Champion along the way ... Singles semifinalist at the ITA Southern Regional ... Won four of her last five in singles to end the fall ... Finished with a 10-4 doubles record ... Made the UMAA Honor Roll.

2008-09 (SOPHOMORE)

Earned All-SEC second team honors ... Second year in a row to make the team ... Helped lead the Rebels to a final national ranking of No. 21 and the second round of the NCAA Championships ... Helped the Rebels defeat five Top 25 teams in SEC play ... Ended the year ranked No. 12 in doubles and No. 71 in singles ... Qualified for the NCAA Doubles Championship for the second year in a row and advanced to the second round ... Posted a 24-13 overall singles record, 16-8 in dual matches ... Won seven in a row to end the year ... Won a huge match against Arkansas' Ela Kaluder to set up the clinching win by Gabby Rangel, as the Rebels knocked off the Razorbacks on their home court to reach the semifinals at the SEC Tournament ... Clinched the win over then No. 16 Alabama ... Teamed with freshman Kristi Boxx for a 27-9 overall doubles record, 16-5 at No. 1 ... The pair won the Ole Miss Fall Classic ... Doubles semifinalist at the ITA South Regional Championships ... Singles finalist at the Ole Miss Fall Classic ... Made the UMAA Honor Roll in the fall and spring.

2007-08 (FRESHMAN)

Earned All-SEC second team honors ... Named to the All-SEC Freshman Team ... Advanced to the second round at the NCAA Doubles Championship with Nika Koukhartchouk ... Ended the year ranked No. 26 in the nation in doubles ... Led the team with a 13-8 overall record, 12-7 at No. 2 singles ... Posted a 6-5 singles record in the SEC ... Went 13-8 at No. 1 doubles, including 8-3 in the SEC ... Made the Chancellor's Honor Roll in the fall and the UMAA Honor Roll in the spring.

PRIOR TO OLE MISS

Dutch champion with club competition ...Won several tournaments in doubles with teammate Laura van de Stroet ... Defeated the No. 5 and No. 8 ranked players in The Netherlands ... Ranked as high as No. 28 in singles and No. 10 in doubles.

PERSONAL

Born August 27, 1988 ... Daughter of Hans Nijssen and Marion Rijerse ... Enrolled in School of Liberal Arts ... Favorite tennis players are Don Ernsting and Bob Groenveld.

CAREER STATISTICS

YEAR OVERALL SINGLES DUAL SINGLES OVERALL DOUBLES DUAL DOUBLES
Fall 2008 8-5 ---- 10-3 ----
2007-08 13-8 13-8 13-8 13-8
TOTALS 21-13 13-8 23-11 13-8
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