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  Japie De Klerk
School: Univ. of Tulsa
Year: Senior
Home Town: Ashton
Home State:
Home Country: South Africa
High School: Stellenbosch
Height: 6-2
Weight:
Birth Date: Sunday, September 06, 1992
Dominant Hand: Right
Major:
Singles Record: 5-4
Doubles Record: 7-2
TULSA - A two-time letterwinner and three-time all-conference performer . . . burst onto the scene his rookie season, earning both Conference USA Freshman of the Year honors and ITA Central Region Rookie of the Year laurels . . . started his career with a 19-0 singles record . . . entered the NCAA Singles Championship his freshman season as an alternate and narrowly missed out on upsetting No. 7 Alexandre Lacroix of Florida (falling 6-4, 4-6, 6-4) . . . named to the all-C-USA Singles First Team freshman and sophomore years . . . also named to the all-C-USA Doubles Second Team freshman year . . . honored as one half of the 2012 Conference USA Doubles Team of the Championship . . . been apart of two Conference USA Championship teams, and two teams that have made NCAA Round of 16 appearances . . . earned a career-high singles rank of No. 29 on Sept. 9, 2011 . . . reached a career-high doubles rank of No. 39 on March 1, 2011 . . . joined Tulsa in spring 2011.

SOPHOMORE (2011-12) - Played at the top of the lineup all year long, finishing the year with an 11-18 singles record with a 7-12 mark at the No. 1 position . . . compiled a 12-10 doubles record . . . named to the all-C-USA Singles First Team . . . honored as one half of the Conference USA Doubles Team of the Championship . . . recorded singles victories over No. 31 Sebastian Fanselow of Pepperdine and No. 86 Akash Muppidi of Boston College . . . earned a career-high ITA singles rank of No. 29 on Sept. 9.

FRESHMAN (2010-11) - Joined Tulsa in the spring and won his first 19 singles matches, ending his rookie campaign with a 20-6 record . . . finished the season with a 21-6 doubles mark, playing primarily at the second position . . . started at No. 6 singles and worked his way into the No. 2 position for the latter part of the year . . . competed in the first round of the NCAA Singles Championship as an alternate, falling to No. 7 Alexandre Lacroix of Florida 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 . . . earned Conference USA Freshman of the Year and ITA Central Region Rookie of the Year accolades . . . named to the all-C-USA Singles First Team and the all-C-USA Doubles Second Team . . . earned the Conference USA Player of the Week honors three times (January 25, March 1, April 5) . . . captured victories over two ranked opponents, No. 32 Ryan Thacher of Stanford and No. 79 Costin Paval of Oklahoma . . . earned a career-high ITA singles rank of No. 62 on May 2, 2011, and ended the year ranked No. 65 in the nation . . . won his first 14 matches with teammate Marcelo Arevalo before ending the year with a 17-4 mark in doubles as a tandem . . . teamed with Arevalo to defeat Ben Chen and Kellen Damico of Texas 9-7 in the NCAA Second Round to help Tulsa secure the doubles point and vault the Golden Hurricane into its first appearance in the Round of 16 . . . reached a career-high doubles rank with Arevalo of No. 39 on March 1, 2011.

PRIOR TO TULSA - De Klerk was the No. 1 player on his high school team at Stellenbosch HS team that won the Wayne Ferreira Challenge his sophomore and junior years . . . the challenge is an annual invitational pitting the top high school teams in a national championship tournament . . . De Klerk also captured three individual national championships in South Africa, the U-15, U-16 and U-18 national titles.

PERSONAL - Major is undecided . . . son of Minka and Ashton De Klerk . . . has two older siblings, Lize and Hanneri.