Griff Nienberg
Griff Nienberg

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Beverly Hills, Mich.

High School:
Birmingham Groves High School

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 165

Birthdate:
04/02/1987

Experience:
2VL



Nienberg in 2008-09: Records - Singles: 8-14 (2-4 Big Ten); Doubles: 16-15 (3-7 Big Ten)...served as team co-captain with P.J. Rose...had two separate two-match win streaks in singles...earned consecutive victories Feb. 1 and Feb. 8, winning at the No. 5 spot against Butler before winning a three-set match at No. 6 against Arkansas...other two-match win streak came in final home weekend...won final two home singles matches of his career by taking straight-sets victories from the No. 6 position against Michigan State and Michigan...teamed with Slavko Bijelcia to make up Purdue's No. 1 doubles duo...won consecutive doubles matches Feb. 1 and Feb. 6 over Butler and Illinois State...faced eight nationally-ranked doubles duos throughout dual-match season...defeated 35th-ranked Marek Czerwinski and Marc Spicijaric of Illinois and Iowa's 57th-ranked team of Christian Bierich and Nikita Zotov...also teamed with Roberto Cabrini to earn 8-2 victory at No. 2 against Illinois State...won Purdue Fall Invitational Flight A doubles crown with partner Thomas Wilson...also was 2-0 partnered with Matt Manasse in Flight B doubles...advanced to finals in Flight B doubles at Ball State Fall Invitational with partner P.J. Rose...won three singles matches during fall season, taking one win at Ball State Fall Invitational, Purdue Fall Invitational and Big Ten Singles Championships.

Nienberg in 2007-08: Record -- Singles: 13-20 (2-8 Big Ten); Doubles: 12-13 (4-6 Big Ten) ... Recorded a five consecutive match winning streak, at the beginning of the season, beating competitors from No. 38 William and Mary, Indiana State, Arkansas, Maryland, and Toledo ... Won back-to-back matches against Bryce Warren from Butler and Reinoud Haal from Iowa in the Purdue Fall Invitational ... Posted conference wins against Michigan State's John Stratton, 6-4, 6-1 and Northwestern's Peter Rispoli, 6-1, 4-6, 1-0 ... Started the spring season with a 6-2 record while playing at No. 3 doubles with Paul Foley and Jose Fuenmayor.

Nienberg in Spring 2007: Record -- Singles 4-7, 1-3 Big Ten; Doubles 6-9; 3-4 Big Ten ... Worked his way into lineup for season's second half, competing at No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles with Paul Foley ... Recorded Big Ten win over Iowa's Patrick Dwyer at No. 6 singles 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 ... Won his lone match at No. 5 singles, beating Washington's (Mo.) 6-2, 7-5 ... Registered a 3-4 conference record at No. 3 doubles with Foley, beating teams from No. 19 Michigan, Iowa and No. 37 Minnesota; Purdue won the doubles point in all three of those duals

Nienberg in Fall 2006: Record -- Singles 5-5; Doubles 1-3 ... Won three of four singles matches at the Hoosier Invitational ... at the IU tournament, beat Thibaut Barnoud of Loyola, and Peter Antons and Mak Kendall of Indiana ... posted a 2-2 record at the Notre Dame/Tom Fallon Invitational, defeating Ball State's Jorge Rodriguez and Jimmy Brannon ... played doubles with both Kurt Zaske and Scott Warner ... with Warner, beat the Western Kentucky duo of Bowman/Patterson 8-1 at the Hoosier Invite.

Nienberg in 2005-06: Records -- Singles: 6-7 (1-2 Big Ten); Doubles: 6-13 (2-4 Big Ten) ... Played mostly in the fall, compiling a record of 4-4. Competed solely at No. 6 singles during spring season, posting a mark of 2-3 ... With Kelubia Mabatah, posted a 3-0 record at the Tom Fallon Invitational, beating teams from Ball State, Notre Dame and Wisconsin ... Won very first collegiate dual match, beating Valparaiso's Alexander Lau in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2 ... Rallied to defeat Michigan State's Scott Rasmussen in three sets, 7-6, 1-6, 7-5, helping give Purdue a 4-3 win over the Spartans ... With Eric Hodgman, won back-to-back matches at No. 2 doubles against teams from Michigan State and Northwestern.

Nienberg at Birmingham Groves High School: Four-year letterwinner and all-state selection... finished as state runner-up as a junior and senior.

Personal: Given name is Griffin Daniel Nienberg...born April 2, 1987...parents are Kay and Barry Nienberg... has one older brother, Alex, whowas a swimmer at Michigan State University.