Colonials Close 2014 With 20-Spot Improvement From 2013
Annual Commencement on National Mall Highlights Weeklong Activities
Colonials Fall to South Carolina, 4-1, in NCAA First Round
Dias Named Most Outstanding Performer, Munoz Tabbed League's Coach of the Year
Colonials Battle for Four Singles Wins to Earn League's Automatic Bid to NCAA Tournament
2012-13: Named team MVP during first season with Colonials...Wrapped junior year as No. 100 singles player in final ITA National Rankings and No. 12 player in ITA Atlantic Region...Named to Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team...Entered spring season with No. 96 national ranking...Upset four nationally ranked opponents, including No. 28 Max Wennakoski of VCU in A-10 Championship title match to force doubles play...Helped GW reach league title match for fourth straight year...Produced a team-best overall record of 24-8 and dual-match record of 17-6, competing primarily at No. 1 slot...Claimed UVA Ranked +1 Invitational Gold Singles title with upset victory over No. 70 Sebastian Stiefelmeyer of Louisville (Sept. 23, 2012)...Teamed up with freshman Danil Zelenkov for 21-7 overall record and 14-5 spring mark as GW's No. 2 duo...He and Zelenkov finished season on eight-match winning streak and were tabbed No. 10 doubles team in ITA Atlantic Region...Pair reached ITA Atlantic Regional doubles semifinal round with upset victory over No. 28 team from Penn State (Oct. 21, 2012)...Named A-10 Performer of the Week (March 6, 2013)...Won nine of final 10 singles matches.
Prior to GW: Competed for two years at Stony Brook University...Named America East Rookie of the Year in 2011...All-conference First Team selection for both singles and doubles his sophomore season...Named to America East All-Academic team...Posted a 26-8 mark over two seasons at No. 1 singles...Named America East Player of the Week three times in 2012...Closed sophomore season with No. 14 ranking in Northeast Region by ITA.
High School: Ranked among the top-20 players in Russia...Earned a top-400 ranking by the International Tennis Federation.
Personal: Born Nikita Fomin on March 17, 1991 in Moscow, Russia...Son of Svetlana and Vladimir Fomin...Has two younger sisters, Dasha and Polina...Majoring in business administration and finance.