Slavko Bijelica
Slavko Bijelica

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Novi Sad, Serbia

High School:
Svetozar Markovic

Last College:
UNLV

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195

Birthdate:
05/27/1987



Bijelica in 2008-09: Records - Singles: 24-14 (4-6 Big Ten); Doubles: 11-17 (3-7 Big Ten)...named team's Most Valuable Player...led team in overall and conference singles victories...singles and doubles win totals are career highs...spent four weeks in NCAA singles rankings, with high of 93rd March 3-17...played at No. 1 singles and doubles in each dual-match appearance...opened spring season with four-match win streak in singles...also won four straight singles matches from Feb. 27-March 17, beginning with win over 50th-ranked Marc Spicijaric of Illinois...had two-match doubles winning streak with partner Griff Nienberg Feb. 1 and Feb. 6...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...ended the spring with a 12-10 (4-6 Big Ten) singles mark and an 8-14 (3-7 Big Ten) doubles showing...those records were vacated following the semester due to eligibility issues...put together 12-4 singles record during fall season...won Flight A singles consolation final at Ball State Fall Invitational...was 2-1 in singles at Purdue Fall Invitational and ITA Regional Championships...won four matches before falling in semifinals of Big Ten Singles Championships.

Bijelica in 2007-08: Records- Singles: 10-15 (3-7 Big Ten); Doubles: 9-16 (3-7 Big Ten) ... First Big Ten win came at No. 2 singles, beating No. 65 Michigan State's Alex Forger 7-5, 6-4 ... Defeated Northwestern's Alex Sanborn, 6-0, 6-4 ... Topped No. 38 Indiana's Dara McLoughlin, at No. 2 singles 7-5, 2-6, 6-2 ... With Griff Nienberg, started 2-0, with wins against No. 45 Wisconsin, 8-6, and Northwestern, 8-5 ... Posted a four-match winning streak against Indiana State, Arkansas, Maryland, and Toledo.

Bijelica in 2006-07 at UNLV: Joined the UNLV Rebels for the start of the 2007 spring semester ... posted a 13-8 dual record in singles, competing at all positions except No. 1 ... finished 2-0 at the No. 2 and 4 singles positions and was 6-4 at No. 5 ... both wins at No. 2 came during last month of season, topping Brett Rogers of Air Force 6-2, 6-0 and BYU's Christian Hand 7-5, 6-1 during the championship match of the Mountain West Tournament ... Rebels won the 2007 MWC Tournament 4-1 over BYU ... won five straight singles matches from March 14th through the 20th ... teamed exclusively with David Campbell and posted a 9-12 record through all three doubles positions ... won nine of last 15 doubles matches with Campbell.

High School: A graduate of Svetozar Markovic in Novi Sad ... ranked as the No. 1 junior in Serbia in 14-, 16- and 18-and-under levels ... ranked as high as No. 3 in Europe in 16-and-unders ... was a member of the European championship juniors team in 2003 ... that same squad finished fifth at the Junior World Davis Cup event held in Germany.

Personal: Given name is Slavko Bijelica ... born on May 27, 1987, in the former Yugoslavia ... son of Bogdan and Vesna Bijelica ... has a younger sister, Bogdana ... favorite tennis player is Guillermo Coria of Argentina ... financial planning major.