LSU Transfer Signs With Hawkeyes

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa women’s tennis head coach Sasha Schmid announced on Monday that Nikita Vishwase has signed with the University of Iowa.

Vishwase, a native of Phoenix, Arizona, won 16 singles matches this past season as a freshman at LSU. Nine of her victories in dual play came primarily on courts five and six. She notched four wins. She was the 2022 ITA Southern Regional Doubles Champion with partner Anastasiya Komar. The doubles duo of Vishwase/Komar were ranked as high as No. 7 (Nov. 16, 2022) in the ITA doubles rankings.

“I am so excited to be a part of the program and team at the University of Iowa,” said Vishwase. “I feel like I already fit in so well and I know I will be able to succeed here.”

Prior to her collegiate career, Vishwase was the No. 1 player in Arizona according to She enjoyed a stellar career in ITF junior competitions. Vishwase was ranked as high as No. 4 in her recruiting class and had a registered 16 singles triumphs against five-star recruits. She earned five ITF doubles titles. Vishwase also represented her native country of India at the youth levels.

“Nikita is a wonderful addition to our team and the final piece of our roster for next season,” Schmid said. “Nikita is an experienced player who has competed at the highest levels of junior and college tennis. She will join our team and immediately make an impact in singles and doubles. I am thrilled with our team; they are all smart, generous, talented and dedicated young women. We are very excited for the upcoming season.”