SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State women's tennis program has signed British Columbia-native Jayden Nielsen to a National Letter of Intent (NLI), the team announced Thursday.
Jayden, who graduates from Heritage Woods Secondary this spring, will join the Sacramento State women's tennis team in the fall.
"Jayden will make an immediate impact on our program," said women's tennis head coach Cami Hubbs. "She has a solid foundation to her game and combined with hard work, we think the sky is the limit for her."
From Port Moody, BC, Canada, Jayden is a multiple-time province champion. She is a two-time Indoor Provincial Champion, claiming the singles title in both 2018 and 2017. Also in 2017, she was the singles champ at the Outdoor Provincial Championships, while in 2016, she took home the Outdoor Provincial Championship title in doubles play.
Her school - Heritage Woods Secondary - is the two-time defending AAA Provincial Champion (2016-17). Playing with her sister, Alex, the pair is also the two-time defending Girls Doubles AAA Provincial Champs (2016-17). Her freshman year, Jayden was the 2015 Girls Singles AAA Provincial champion.
In addition to an accomplished tennis career, Jayden is also a four-year soccer and basketball athlete for Heritage Woods Secondary. Her excellence across multiple sports earned her Heritage Woods' Athlete of the Year award in three straight years from 2015 to 2017 and is one of the things that caught Hubbs' and the program's eye.
"Her history of being a competitive multi-sport athlete for years gives her great experience in a team setting, an intangible in this sport," added Hubbs. "We're very excited to have her join the Hornet Women's Tennis family in the fall!"