Twist on Harijanto
“A tremendously, gifted player who has the complete game. She is ranked in both singles and doubles in our Northeast region, and played in the NCAA All American tournament. I have enjoyed watching Nise develop into a great tennis player and person. For our program at UB, she has redefined what it means to be the best!”
Career at UB
Fall 2009: Scored five singles and seven doubles wins during the fall campaign. Partnered with Diana Popescu at the ITA All-American Championships, winning one match and advancing to the second round. Advanced with Popescu to the quarterfinal round of the ITA Regional Championships and also made the round of 16 in singles play.
2008-09: Named to All-MAC First Team and Academic All-MAC, earning team MVP honors. Led Bulls with a 22-5 singles and an identical 22-5 doubles record. Named MAC Player of the Week (3/25) and defeated the MAC’s all-time wins leader, Western Michigan’s Kerstin Pahl, twice in 2008-09. Finished her junior season fourth in school history in singles wins with 65 and second all-time in doubles victories with 72. Became ranked in the East Region following the fall as the 28th best singles player and joined Diana Popescu to become the fifth ranked doubles team in the East. Won her flight at the MAC Fall Invite and went on to the ITA Regionals where she excelled in both singles and doubles play. Won two matches to advance to the main draw in singles play and moved all the way into the third round. Also moved into the semifinals in doubles, the farthest any UB team has reached.
2007-08: Finished the season with a 21-11 mark and an impressive 20-9 mark in doubles play. Was named to the all-tournament team at the MAC Tournament as she won two of her three matches during the championship run. Reached the championship round at the season-opening Army Invitational. Joined Diana Popescu to take the Flight “A” doubles crown at the Bucknell Invitational. Won the Flight “A” singles title at the Can-Am Invitational. Went 3-1 in singles play at the ITA Regionals, reached the main draw after two wins in the qualifying rounds. Took home one victory in the main draw. Also reached the main draw in doubles play with Popescu.
2006-07: Finished the season with 21 wins, which was tied for tops of the team. Was 21-9 in singles play and 25-6 in doubles, which was tops for UB. Was named the team’s Top Newcomer and was selected to the All-MAC Second Team. Won her first five doubles matches of the year, paired with Miglena Nenova. Won singles matches in both the MAC Quarterfinals and Semifinals. Scored three wins in the Niagara Regional Tournament and a victory at the ITA Regional Championships.
Prior to UB
Did not play high school tennis. Coached by Agustina Wibisono during her junior career in Indonesia.
Born January 16, 1988. Daughter of Dewny Harijanto and Lani Lesmadi. Has one brother (Ethan) and one sister (Cindy). Enjoys wall climbing. Favorite TV shows include Desperate Housewives and The Simple Life. Admires Simple Life star Paris Hilton, because “she’s a princess.”