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Michael Nissley Athlete Profile

Michael Nissley

Michael Nissley
Height: 5-11 Weight: 163 Roster Years: 1974-1975 | 1976-1978 Hometown: Santa Monica, CA Last School: Santa Monica City College


  • 1976


  • Psychology major
  • Studies karate and enjoys photography and backpacking
  • Plans to play professional tennis as a career
  • Married to the former Cindy Lee Harrison

Before BYU

  • Got his start in tennis at the age of five by his father who is a tennis pro
  • Transfer from Santa Monica Junior College where he was all-region and all-conference


  • All-American in 1976
  • Teamed with former BYU All-American Bruce Kleege
  • The duo swept their way through the WAC Championships only to be stopped in the semifinal round of NCAA Championships
  • As a sophomore, he was runner-up in the WAC singles finals