FULLERTON, Calif.- Tanishq Mahendru has been named the 2020 Intercollegiate Tennis Association West Region Most Improved Senior. 

Mahendru was 5-2 in singles this season when play was halted due to COVID-19. During his career, Mahendru has a 21-4 singles record and 10-12 doubles record. 

Mahendru enters the HIU Men's Tennis Record Books with 21 career wins and also enters the record book for single-season wins (16) in 2019. 

Earlier in the year, Tanishq helped the Royals to their highest National Ranking in program history as they were voted 15th in the 2020 NAIA Men's Tennis Coaches' Top 25 Poll released on February 12, 2020. Also, Tanishq helped clinch the win against tough D3 opponent Cal Tech. His singles match against Cal Tech was the deciding factor and his win clinched the win for the Royals.