||Novi Sad, Serbia
||Wednesday, May 27, 1987
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 at Purdue...Joined the Boilermakers in between the winter and spring semester. Bijelica at UNLV...The only player to join the squad during the spring semester ... A talented recruit who will be counted on to contribute immediately in both the singles and doubles lineup this season ... Hails from the same country as former Rebels Nenad Zivkovic and Gregor Skorin, who became the only players in school history to be ranked No. 1 in the nation in 1999 after the doubles team won the National Clay Court Championship. Bijelica Prior to Purdue...A graduate of Svetozar Markovic in Novi Sad ... Ranked 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. Bijelica's Vitals...Born on May 27, 1987, in the former Yugoslavia ... The son of Bogdan and Vesna Bijelica ... Has a younger sister, Bogdana ... Favorite tennis player is Guillermo Coria of Argentina ... Interested in majoring in hotel management.