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Annika Pandey

Annika Pandey

Women's Tennis / Sophomore / Austin, Texas

Majors: Economics and Public Policy

Annika Pandey is a sophomore on the UChicago women's tennis team. At the ITA Indoor Nationals, Pandey went 2-0 in singles and 2-1 in doubles against opponents from Carnegie Mellon University, Centre College and MIT. The Maroons finished in fifth place as a team. Pandey is 7-0 in singles and 3-1 in doubles on the season.

Head Coach Jay Tee: "Annika had a great showing at the ITA Women’s National Indoor Championships last weekend in Lexington, Ky. She finished with a overall record of 4-1, helping her team to a 2-1 record. As important as her wins were, it was her energy and attitude that helped set the tone for the team and gave everyone a confidence boost just knowing that she was on the court. While not playing in the lineup during the beginning of the season, Annika stepped right in and showed that she belonged in the lineup and delivered. Her success is a testament to her hard work in practice as well as her competitiveness and determination."

Teammate Lauren Park: "Annika is a role model on the court and off the court. She has never failed to be a devoted team player, friend and mentor to the women's tennis team. On the court, Annika gives the team our fire and sparks our fierce competitive, enthusiastic and positive spirit. Her 'c'mon' is always heard, and it serves as a key source of energy during our matches. Annika is such a clutch player with a stellar singles record and knows how to play strategically with her game style. Off the court, Annika is just as talented. She is a mentor and teacher to young students through Debate It Forward. Her presence is always felt as she genuinely cares for each team member and knows how to brighten our day with her sassy attitude. I am so grateful and honored to call Annika my teammate and best friend, and cannot wait to play alongside her during the rest of the season and time at the College!"

Pandey Quick Facts

  • In her free time, Annika likes to try new restaurants, listen to music and go to the beach.
  • Annika loves Taco Bell.
  • Before matches, Annika likes to lead the team cheer.


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