A three-time ACC Academic Honor Roll winner and four-year varsity letter winner at UM, Genovese returns under the direction of head coach Aljosa Piric as a volunteer assistant coach.
Following his playing career, Genovese spent the summer of 2018 as an Assistant to Managing Director at Lothlorien Properties before returning to Miami to earn a bachelor of business administration degree in finance and entrepreneurship.
The Zug, Switzerland, native recently enrolled in a UM master’s program and is currently pursuing a finance degree.
ACC Academic Honor Roll, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18
As a Senior (2017-18)
Fall: 5-3 singles, 3-2 doubles … earned at least one singles and one doubles win at both the Rice Invitational (Sept. 29-Oct. 1) and the Bedford Cup (Oct. 5-8) … earned a win in the qualification stage of the ITA Southeast Championships (Oct. 12-16).
Spring: 10-10 singles, 1-1 doubles … went 2-1 at the No. 5 position on opening weekend, becoming one of two Hurricanes to grab a victory in dual at No. 14 Mississippi State (Jan. 21), besting Florian Broska, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 … holds a 3-0 singles record at home this spring, including straight-set victories over Georgia Southern’s Murphy McCullough (Feb. 2) and Bucknell’s Ben Gerber (Feb. 11) … overcame a 6-3 first-set setback against Iowa’s Jonas Larsen (Feb. 4) for first comeback victory of the spring …Earned second comeback victory of the spring against Charleston’s No. 5, Easton Thomas (Feb. 23), 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 … Began ACC play with a comfortable 6-0, 6-3 victory against Marshall Dagostine at No. 50 Clemson (March 4) … Came back from a set down against Gabriel Evtimov in the Canes’ sweep of Cleveland State (March 11) … Fought to a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3, victory over Louisville’s Clement Filho (April 1) for his first ACC win of the season … Picked up a point for the Hurricanes with a three-set win at Boston College (April 15) … earned first doubles victory of the season alongside fellow senior Christian Langmo, 7-6 (7-4) in the regular-season finale against Dayton (April 22).
As a Junior (2016-17)
Niclas Genovese 2016-17 match-by-match
Fall: 4-8 singles, 0-2 doubles … Reached the round of 16 in the Southern Intercollegiate Championships, defeating Georgia State’s Valentin Horvat and Tennessee Tech’s Carlos Tajes … Opened at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships with a straight-set victory over FAU’s George Nickerson … After falling in the first set 2-6, he earned the three-set victory in the round of 16.
Spring: 0-3 singles … 0-2 singles in ACC play.
Spring 2017: Book Buster Honor Roll (3.0+ GPA), Athletic Director Honor Roll (3.2+ GPA)
As a Sophomore (2015-16)
Fall: 4-14 singles, 0-1 doubles … Defeated Romain Boudaroua (Florida Atlantic) at Bedford Cup … Tallied another victory at 2015 USTA/ITA Men’s Division I Southeast Championship against Sam Chaff (Florida Gulf Coast) … Downed opponent Lucas Vas (Florida Gulf Coast) at Florida Gulf Coast Invite … Victorious over Justyn Levin (Minnesota) at Lakewood Ranch Dick Vitale Intercollegiate Clay Court Classic … Only played in one doubles match at 2015 USTA/ITA Men’s Division I Southeast Regional Championship with partner Nile Clark, but fell to duo Zackery Kennedy and Sebastian Acuna (Georgia Southern).
Spring: 1-8 singles, did not play doubles … 1-7 singles in ACC play … Defeated ACC opponent Christian Haushammer (Louisville) in straight sets … Lost five matches in either three sets or tiebreakers.
Fall 2015: Book Buster Honor Roll (3.0+ GPA), Athletic Director Honor Roll (3.2+ GPA), and Dean’s List (3.5+ GPA).
Posted career high singles rank of 1751 in June 2015 … Won first ATP point in F1 Mozambique.
As a Freshman (2014-15)
Spring: 5-10 singles, 0-1 doubles.
Posted 5-10 singles record with three wins at No. 6 and one apiece at Nos. 4 and 5 … Won three-straight singles matches against Kennesaw State, Valparaiso and Quinnipiac … Played just one doubles match, paired with Nile Clark for a No. 3 loss to Florida Atlantic.
Top 5 junior player in Switzerland … Finalist at the Nike Juniors Masters … Semifinalist at the Interclub Nati-B tournament … Active member of the Swiss Team from 2005-2010 … Played in Futures events in Austria, Israel, France, Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland … Hitting partner with the former WTA World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki from Denmark, as well as the 16-time Grand Slam winning doubles pair of Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan from the United States, more famously known as the “Bryan Brothers.”
Born Niclas Genovese on Oct. 31, 1994 … From Zug, Switzerland … Son of Lucio and Kathrin Genovese … One sister, Anna … Majoring in entrepreneurship … Until the age of 14, participated in a lot of ski races … Enjoys skiing, surfing, climbing and other adventure sports … Enjoys doing yoga and living a healthy lifestyle by eating organic and Paleo food … Models tennis playing style after Stanislas Wawrinka and Marat Safin … Favorite athlete is Kelly Slater and Roger Federer.