Branko Kuzmanovic
Branko Kuzmanovic

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Belgrade, Serbia

High School:
American School (Fla.)

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 165

Birthdate:
08/24/1987

Experience:
1VL



Kuzmanovic in 2008-09: Records - Singles: 7-15 (3-7 Big Ten); Doubles: 14-8 (6-4 Big Ten)...doubles win total is career high...played entire season partnered with P.J. Rose...won three of first four doubles matches of spring season...ended season winning 11 of final 14 doubles matches...final victory was 9-7 decision over Eddie Bourchier and Ryan Gormley of Penn State in first round of Big Ten Tournament...recorded season-long five-match doubles win streak, all against Big Ten competition, April 3-18...claimed four straight doubles decisions from March 1-24...won three consecutive singles matches from March 13-24...final win came at No. 1 position against Indiana State's Mpiloenhle Migogo...was only player other than Slavko Bijelica to play at No. 1 singles during dual-match season...earned back-to-back singles wins at No. 3 Feb. 15 and 22...appeared in one fall tournament...recorded 0-2 mark in Big Ten Singles Championships.

Kuzmanovic in 2007-08: Records - Singles: 10-22 (0-9 Big Ten); Doubles: 10-17 (1-7 Big Ten) ... Competed at No. 1 singles and doubles ... Given a regional preseason ranking of No. 20 ... With P.J. Rose, defeated the No. 23 nationally ranked Penn State doubles team of Michael James and Brendan Lynch, 9-8 (7-4) ... Recorded wins at doubles and singles in duals vs. Marquette, Toledo, and Ball State ... At the Purdue Fall Invitational, ITA Regionals, and the Big Ten Singles Championship, compiled a fall singles record of 6-3 ... Scored a 2-0 record with doubles partner Rose at the Purdue Fall Invitational and posted a 2-1 record at ITA Regionals.

Kuzmanovic in Spring 2007: Records -- 11-13, 2-7 Big Ten; Doubles 12-14; 4-6 Big Ten ... As a freshman, played 14 matches at No. 1 singles and was tied for second on team with senior Eric Hodgman with 11 wins ... Began season at No. 2 singles, where he recorded a 6-1 record ... Won his first seven dual decisions, including a three set win at No. 1 over Harvard's Chris Clayton, 7-6 (8), 6-7 (9), 6-1 ... First Big Ten win came at No. 1 singles, beating regionally ranked No. 25 Jeremy Sonkin of Wisconsin 7-5, 6-4 ... Topped Western Michigan's Brady Crosby at No. 1 singles 6-7 (4), 6-3, 10-4 ... With Paul Rose, defeated the No. 54 nationally ranked Northwestern doubles team of Willy Lock and Matt Christian, 8-6 ... Won four of last five doubles matches with Rose at No. 1, beating teams from No. 66 Indiana, Iowa and No. 34 Minnesota; beat the Golden Gopher duo of Nich Edlefsen and Sion Wilkins twice in the same week, 9-8 (5) in the regular season finale and 8-2 at Big Ten's ... Posted a six-match winning streak with doubles partner Paul Foley at start of season.

Kuzmanovic in Fall 2006: Record -- Singles 4-4; Doubles 0-2 ... Won two matches at the Big Ten Singles Championships in Ann Arbor, Mich. ... defeated Minnesota's Chi-Lang Pham (6-3, 6-2) and Wisconsin's Mike Muskievicz (6-4, 6-1) ... scored two wins over Ball State opposition at the Notre Dame/Tom Fallon Invitational, beating Tetta Oyama and Aaron Phillips in straight sets ... was 0-2 vs. Preseason ITA nationally ranked opponents, losing to Ohio State's Chris Klingemann at ITA Midwest Regionals and Michigan's Ryan Heller at the Big Ten Singles Championships ... played doubles with both Scott Warner and Kurt Zaske ... with Zaske, lost to the No. 36 Notre Dame team of Parbhu/Keckly, 8-4.

Kuzmanovic Prior To Purdue: National Junior Champion in both singles and doubles ... Recorded wins over No. 1 ranked juniors Don Young and Jeremy Chardy ... Junior coach was Diego Dominguez at the Extreme Tennis Academy in North Miami Beach, Fla. ... Won U-14 European Team Championship.

Personal: Given name is Branko Kuzmanovic; nickname is Baja ... Born Aug. 24, 1987 ... Parents are Vlado and Jekica Kuzmanovic ... Has two sisters, Natasha and Anita Kuzmanovic ... Majoring in management.