Jan-Frans Engelbrecht
Jan-Frans Engelbrecht

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cape Town, South Africa

High School:
Paul Roos

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 180

Birthdate:
11/04/1989



Engelbrecht in 2010-11: Records - Singles: 2-1; Doubles: 0-1 (0-1 Big Ten) ... won first two singles matches of season against IUPUI on Jan. 22 and Eastern Illinois on Feb. 12 ... part of Purdue team that was ranked for 11 weeks ... helped team earn the university's President's Cup, awarded to program in Purdue Athletics Department with highest GPA during the fall semester.

Engelbrecht in 2009-10: Records - Singles: 11-11 (0-3 Big Ten); Doubles: 6-9 (0-2 Big Ten) ... won spring season debut with come-from-behind 0-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10) victory at No. 5 ... won consecutive matches Jan. 17-18 at No. 4, taking both in straight sets ... two other spring singles victories came at No. 6 ... first was three-set triumph Jan. 24 and second was straight-sets win March 21 ... grabbed one doubles win at No. 2 partnered with Slavko Bijelica and another at No. 3 with Billy Heuer ... notched two wins in three separate fall tournaments ... began fall with 2-2 mark at Wildcat Invitational ... took two of three contests at Purdue Invitational ... also claimed first two matches at ITA Regional, resulting in season-long three-match winning streak ... teamed with Matt Manasse for doubles in three tournaments ... duo won two matches at Purdue Invitational before falling in consolation final ... also won one match at Wildcat Invitational ... joined with Heuer at Big Ten Singles Championships to collect one victory.

Engelbrecht in 2008-09: Records - Singles: 2-1 (0-0 Big Ten); Doubles: 0-0 (0-0 Big Ten) ... came to Purdue as mid-year enrollee ... earned win in first collegiate appearance, taking 7-5, 6-4 decision at No. 6 singles March 13 vs. Toledo ... also won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 6 in final appearance of the season March 24 vs. Indiana State.

Engelbrecht before Purdue: Was ranked in top 10 entire high school career ... rose to No. 2 in South Africa U-16 rankings sophomore season ... was ranked in the top four in South Africa's U-18 rankings as a senior ... team won Interprovincial Championship ... also was top-10 academics entire career.

Personal: Full name is Jan-Frans Engelbrecht ... born November 4, 1989 in Cape Town, South Africa ... parents are Jan and Esmé Engelbrecht ... brother to Pieter, Jannie and Lillian.