Sandy Niehaus
Sandy  Niehaus


Cincinnati, Ohio

High School:
Mount Notre Dame



No. 4 Buckeyes Defeat B1G Ten Rival No. 10 Michigan, 5-1

De Santis clinches the nonconference win for the Buckeyes


Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics


Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics


No. 7 Buckeyes Down Alabama 4-0 to Earn Spot at ITA National Indoors

Ohio State improves to 4-0 this year


Quartet of Seniors to Serve as Buckeye Captains

Angeles Paz, De Santis, Kowase and Niehuas to lead No. 7 Buckeyes


Buckeyes Down Crimson Tide

Ohio State topped Alabama to advance to ITA National Team Indoors


Buckeyes vs Yellow Jackets in NCAA Round of 16

Buckeyes vs Yellow Jackets in NCAA Round of 16


Buckeyes Down UCLA in NCAA Second Round

Buckeyes Down UCLA in NCAA Second Round


NCAA Tournament First Round vs. YSU

NCAA Tournament First Round vs. YSU


Big Ten Tournament Champions!

Buckeyes Win B1G Tournament (Photo credit Matt Mitchell)

Ohio State Career: 2014 Second Team All-Big Ten ... 20+ wins in each of first two years as a Buckeye in both singles and doubles ... enters 2016 dual season with 58-16 career mark in singles and 56-19 doubles ledger ... led 2014 Buckeyes with 31 singles wins, tying for second for a Buckeye in a single season in program history ... in first ITA rankings of 2016, ranked No. 36 nationally and No. 4 in region in doubles with Ferny Angeles Paz and slotted No. 6 in singles among Midwest players.

2015-16 (Junior Season/Fall): Five singles wins and 10-2 doubles ledger in the fall ... reached ITA Midwest Regional final with Ferny Angeles Paz, falling in the championship match to teammates Anna Sanford and Miho Kowase ... duo picked up three doubles wins at regionals before losing in tiebreaker in final ... six-match doubles winning streak, with four wins at UT Fall Invite and two at Jack Kramer Invitational ... advanced to quarterfinals at ITA Midwest Regionals ... 2-1 at UT Fall Invite and 1-1 at Jack Kramer Invitational ... six-match winning streak in doubles, with four victories at UT Fall Invite and two at Jack Kramer Invitational to reach quarterfinals.

2014-15 (Sophomore Season): Second on the squad with 21 wins and 19 victories in dual matches ... 10-match winning streak March 6-April 17 ... 9-1 mark in Big Ten singles matches ... topped No. 62 Ebony Panoho in Buckeyes’ road win at Arizona State ... tied for team lead with 21 doubles victories ... 14-6 in dual matches, with 6-2 Big Ten mark and 13-5 ledger at No. 1 ... 8-2 in final 10 doubles matches ... ended season ranked No. 35 by ITA in doubles with Gabriella De Santis; No. 26 in poll entering spring ... advanced to main draw round of 32 with three straight wins at ITA All-American Championships alongside De Santis after earning a spot through qualifying, becoming first Buckeye duo in main draw since 2001 … notched 18-match doubles winning streak before falling at ITA All-Americans … advanced to doubles quarterfinals at ITA Midwest Regional … reached round of 16 in main draw singles at ITA Midwest Regional … ranked No. 120 in first preseason ITA singles poll and ranked No. 32 in preseason ITA doubles poll with De Santis released Sept. 8 … captured ITA Midwest Summer Circuit doubles title with De Santis at Purdue July 7.

2013-14 (Freshman Season): Second Team All-Big Ten selection ... led the Buckeyes with 32 total wins and nine B1G singles wins, ranking second all-time for a Buckeye freshman and tied for second for a single season overall … did not drop a singles match Jan. 18-March 28, posting team-high 14-consecutive wins during the streak … closed out season with eight straight singles victories … teamed with De Santis for a 19-2 record with a perfect 7-0 ledger in B1G contests … defeated South Carolina’s No. 51-ranked Blevins/Popova at No. 2 doubles and Folland at No. 3 singles in NCAA tournament appearance … led the squad with 10 singles wins in fall slate … claimed eight doubles victories in fall campaign … captured first career singles victory in debut match in straight sets Oct. 4 vs. Cornell’s Lauren Frazier at Akron Fall Invite … earned a spot in main draw of ITA Midwest Regional after three wins in qualifying … 3-0 singles record at Tennessee Fall Invite Oct. 25-27 … advanced to round of 32 of main draw doubles with De Santis at ITA Midwest Regional … 3-0 at Akron Fall Invite paired with De Santis and 3-0 in doubles at Tennessee Fall Invite with Grainne O’Neill … earned Ruth Johnson Award Nov. 3 from OVTA for sportsmanship for her play on the Midwest Cup squad in the Marian Wood Baird Cup.

Mount Notre Dame: Captured Ohio singles state championship in 2010 ... runner-up in back-to-back singles state championships in 2011 and 2012 ... earned 2011 and 2012 Ohio Tennis Coaches Association John P. Harlow Sportsmanship Award ... awarded 2013 High School Sportswoman of the Year by Women’s Sports Association of Greater Cincinnati.

Personal: Daughter of Mike and Theresa Niehaus ... has two younger siblings, Andrew and Kelli ... grandfather James Niehaus played basketball for Ohio State ...majoring in psychology ... hobbies include playing soccer and spending time with family and friends ... greatest sports thrill was coming back to win state singles championship as a sophomore ... involved in Unified for Unifat, a club dedicated to raising awareness for students in Northern Uganda.