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Zvjezdana Malesevic
Zvjezdana Malesevic

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Republika Srpska, Bosnia

Last College:
Footscray City College


2000-01 Highlights: Put together an outstanding sophomore campaign, tying for the team lead with 22 singles victories...her .628 singles winning percentage was also second best on the squad...rode a seven-match winning streak, including a pair of key wins to help the Flames capture their fifth straight Midwestern Collegiate Conference Championship, into the NCAA Tournament where her contest was abandoned with Northwestern?s Jessica Rush...in the fall, won flight championships at the DePaul Invitational and Bowling Green Invitational...also took home a doubles flight title with Karen Liwanpo at the 2000 Spartan Cup...won her first seven matches of the season...went 4-1 during the season in three-set matches...tallied a 8-11 record in limited time in double play.

1999-2000 Highlights: Joined the UIC lineup at the semester break?competed mostly in singles play as a freshman, posting a team-best winning percentage (.700) with her 14-6 record?named to the 2000 All-MCC Tennis team?entered the NCAA Tournament on a six-match singles winning streak, before falling to Notre Dame?s Lindsey Green in straight sets?with the score tied 4-4 in the finals of the MCC Championship, she gave UIC its fourth-straight MCC title with her three-set triumph at the No. 5 singles slot?owned a 3-3 doubles mark in limited action?went undefeated versus league opponents with a perfect 5-0 singles record.

Prep/Personal: Ranked No. 16 in singles play on the Australian Junior National Ranking List for 18u...ranked No. 13 on the Victorian State Senior Rankings List...runner-up at the Melbourne Park Ladies Open Championship...member of the Victorian State Squad...represented Victoria at the Australian National Hardcourt and Claycourt Championships...played No. 2 singles at Footscray City College, winning all of her singles matches...first person in the history of Footscray City College to compete in national championship tournaments and have a national ranking...sister, Zorica, is also in her second year at UIC...daughter of Zoran and Zdenka Malesevic...born June 9, 1982...majoring in economics.

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