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  Ani Mijacika
School: Clemson University
Year: Junior
Home Town: Makarska
Home State: N/A
Home Country: United States(USA)
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Height: 5-10
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Dominant Hand: Right
Singles Record: 83-24
Doubles Record: 80-28
Fall 2007 Singles: · Earned the #1 ranking in the southeast region with an 11-2 record in the fall season · Reached the finals of the two most prestigious fall tournaments (Riviera/ITA All-American and ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Tennis Championships) · Posted wins over seven players ranked in the top 70 · Ranked #21 to enter the fall season · Upset three players ranked in the top 10 · Won the flight one bracket at September’s Furman Fall Classic, defeated #20 Amanda Taylor of Vanderbilt in three sets in the finals · Earned a bid to the main draw of the ITA All-American in October · Advanced to the second round with a walkover against #2 Lindsey Nelson of Southern California. Then defeated Georgia Tech’s #64 Whitney McCray in straight sets in the round of 16. Upset #6 Zuzana Zemenova of Baylor in the quarterfinals after falling, 6-0, in the first set and won over Maya Johansson of Georgia Tech in the semifinals. Went three sets with fourth-ranked Suzi Babos of California in the championship match (5-7, 6-2, 2-6). · Road to the finals of the ITA National Indoor included a win over #54 Lenka Broosova of Baylor in the opening round and a three-set upset of #5 Kristi Miller of Georgia Tech in the quarterfinals. Defeated Maya Johansson for a second time with a second-round victory over the Yellow Jacket player and posted a straight sets win against Ellah Nze of Duke in the quarterfinals. Allowed Nze just two games in the whole match. Fell in the finals, again in three sets, to Arkansas’ Aurilija Miseviciute to conclude her fall season. Doubles: · Was ranked #2 in the preseason individual poll with Federica Van Adrichem · Ranked #5 in the regional poll released in December · Duo went 7-3 during the fall, advancing to the semifinals of the Riviera/ITA All-American and Wilson/ITA Southeast Regional Championships. · Teamed with Van Adrichem for a second-place finish at the Furman Fall Classic in September. Fell to #23 team from South Carolina · Defeated ranked teams from Notre Dame and Southern California in the All-American before falling to Tennessee’s 10th-ranked team in the tie break of the third set in the final four of the tournament · Duo then advanced to the semifinals of the regionals just two weeks later. Suffered the loss to Granson and Mang of Duke. Spring 2007 Highlights: · Earned All-America honors in doubles after reaching the round of eight in the NCAA Doubles Championships · With Federica van Adrichem, became the first doubles team in Clemson history to advance past the quarterfinals of the national tournament, reaching the semifinals · Pair also made school history after earning the #4 ranking in the final Fila/ITA poll of the season, as it was the highest a Tiger doubles team had been ranked in the final poll all-time · Named the 2007 ACC Freshman-of-the-Year, the first Clemson player to garner the honor since its inception in 1994 · Went undefeated at 11-0 against ACC opponents · Was also selected as the 2007 ITA Southeast Rookie Player-of-the-Year, another women’s tennis program first · Was ranked as high as #24 in the Fila/ITA Tennis singles poll and was listed in the final seven polls of the season after the first rankings were released Feb. 21 · Earned ACC Player-of-the-Week honors twice during 2007 · Put together a 14-match winning streak during the season · Was extremely successful in three-set matches, posting 12 wins during 2007 to rank second all-time in Tiger women’s tennis history. The 12 wins are a Clemson freshman record as she bettered a 21-year-old mark · Was selected to the NCAA Singles Championships, becoming the sixth straight Tiger to make an appearance at the national singles tournament · Also received a bid to the doubles championships with Federica van Adrichem. Singles: · Boasted an impressive 20-4 ledger during the spring season · Was also a perfect 11-0 against ACC competition during the regular season, with all 11 wins coming at the top two positions · Won 14 straight matches from Feb. 25 until Apr. 21. The loss that ended the streak was to Audra Cohen of Miami, the nation’s #1-ranked player, in the semifinals of the ACC Championships · Started out the spring season at the number three position · Won her first match over a ranked opponent when she defeated #31 Colleen Rielley of Notre Dame at flight two in the USTA/ITA National Team Indoor Championships on Feb. 1 (6-4, 4-6, 6-4) · Earned her first number-one assignment against Brigham Young in the national indoors and won in three sets over the Cougars’ Lauren Jones (6-4, 3-6, 6-4) · Streak began with a 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 victory over Gira Schofield of South Carolina on Feb. 25 at flight one · Win over Florida State’s #76 Nicola Slater was the first of six straight wins over top-100 opponents. Also defeated #38 Audrey Banada of Miami (6-3, 7-5) and #59 Melissa Mang of Duke (6-3, 6-2) at flight two before posting a tremendous upset over North Carolina’s fifth-ranked Jenna Long (6-7(5), 6-1, 6-1) at number one · Remained at the top position for the final 10 matches of the season · Recorded her 20th victory of the spring in the regional final, helping the Tigers advance to the round of 16 …was again paired against Virginia’s Stevens and defeated the Cavalier in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3 · Won the first set and was ahead 1-0 in the third frame against California’s fourth-ranked Susie Babos in Clemson’s round of 16 loss to the Golden Bears · Fell in the first round of the NCAA Singles Championships to Lindsay Burdette of Stanford (6-0, 7-6) to end her freshman singles campaign. Doubles: · Posted an 21-6 doubles record in 2007, playing all but two matches at flight one · Reached the semifinals of the 2007 NCAA Double Championships with Federica van Adrichem · Became the first Clemson doubles team in history to reach the final four of the national tournament. Defeated Notre Dame’s team of Brook Buck and Kelcy Tefft in the first round (6-4, 7-6). Then won a three-set match over Yasmin Schnack and Riza Zalameda of UCLA in the round of 16 (6-4, 3-6, 6-3). Won in straight sets against Stanford’s duo of Lindsay Burdette and Anne Yelsey (6-3, 6-4). Fell in the semifinals to William & Mary’s top-ranked team of Megan Moulton-Levy and Katarina Zoricic (6-3, 7-5) · Opened the season at the number two position with Estefania Balda, winning 8-2 · Then teamed with Federica van Adrichem for the next 11 matches, winning nine of them · After one match at flight two, pair moved to the top position beginning with matches at the USTA/ITA National Team Indoor Championships. Upset UCLA’s 17th-ranked team of Schnack and Zalameda, 9-8, in the tournament. · Entered the ITA doubles rankings at #55 on Feb. 21 and recorded their second upset on the same day, winning 8-5 over #23 Ivanov and Yvette Hyndmann of Georgia · With van Adrichem, opened the conference season with an 8-6 win over Georgia Tech’s 18th-ranked tandem of Miller and McCray (8-6) · Duo then jumped to #12 in the next rankings, released on Mar. 6 · Teamed with Carol Salge for the next three matches, going 1-2 · Partnered back with Van Adrichem for the remainder of the season, compiling a 15-4 overall record together · Moved up to #7 in the polls with van Adrichem on Mar. 20 · Duo won their remaining three matches of the regular season · Then won their ACC Championships quarterfinal rematch over the Cavalier tandem, 8-4 · Posted an upset over California’s fifth-ranked team of Babos and Fodor in the NCAA Round of 16, winning by an impressive 8-1 margin. Fall 2006 Singles: · Boasted a 5-3 ledger in fall play · Reached the quarterfinals of the Southeast Regional in October, as did teammate Carol Salge to give Clemson two players in the round of eight, the only school to make that claim. Posted a 6-3, 7-6(4) victory over Tennessee’s Caitlin Whoriskey in the round of 64 and then won by default in the round of 32 to advance to the round of 16 where she defeated Katrina Tsang of North Carolina, 7-5, 6-4. Suffered a three-set loss to Blakeley Griffith of Tennessee, 2-6, 7-6, 7-6(4) · In the first match of her career, took 17th-ranked Amanda Fist of Vanderbilt to two tie breakers before falling in the flight one bracket of the Furman Fall Classic · Had a 2-1 record at the Miami Invitational in November. Doubles: · Posted a 6-2 record during the fall, playing all eight matches with Carol Salge · Reached the finals of the Wilson/ITA Southeast Regional in October. Duo blanked Middle Tennessee’s Kommireddi and Parkinson, 8-0, in the round of 32 and then posted an 8-6 victory over Duke’s Granson and Zawacki in the round of 16. Defeated Wake Forest’s team of Davis and Kulikova, 8-1, in the quarterfinals and won 8-6 over Collins and Marand from North Carolina in the semifinals. Fell to Kentucky’s team of Coventry and Schwenk by an 8-6 margin in the finals · At the Miami Invitational in November, went 2-1 with Salge. Before Clemson · Number-one ranked player in Croatia · Ranked in the top 30 by the European Tennis Association · Born June 15, 1987.