Slavko Bijelica
Slavko Bijelica


Novi Sad, Serbia

High School:
Svetozar Markovic

Last College:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195


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 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.


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