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Josipa Bek
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Osijek, Croatia
Major: Management

Career Highlights

  • Three-Time Singles All-American (2008, 2009, 2010)
  • Three-Time Doubles All-American (2008, 2009, 2010)
  • Three-Time All ACC Selection (2008, 2009, 2010)
  • NCAA Doubles Championship Runner-Up - 2010
  • ITA Carolina Region Doubles Champion - 2010
  • ITA Southeast Regional Singles Champion - 2008
  • ITA Carolina Regional Singles Champion - 2009
Fall 2011 (as a senior)
  • Opens season ranked #1 in nation in doubles and #8 in singles

Spring 2011 (as a junior)

Singles

  • Named a Singles All-American by the ITA
  • All-ACC Selection for the third time in her career
  • Began the season at #12 while spending of all of the 2011 season ranked
  • Amassed a 32-11 overall record, including a 17-10 mark over ranked opponents
  • Now ranks 8th all-time in school history in singles victories with 94 career wins
  • Compiled a 12-5 record in three-set matches in 2011, putting her into second place in school history for three-set match wins in a season
  • Has now won 29 career three-set matches, which ranks first in school history for three-set match wins in a career
  • Played all 30 matches at the flight #1
  • Played in the NCAA Singles Championship for the third straight year
  • Had a 11-match winning streak between Jan. 21-Feb. 18, which included four ranked wins
  • Ranks ninth in school history for best set winning percentage in a career with a .675 (204-98) set win percentage
  • Tied for fourth in school history with four others in tie breakers won in season with seven

Doubles

  • Named a Doubles All-American by the ITA
  • Finished as runner-up with Wong to Stanford's Barte/Burdette at the NCAA Doubles Championships
  • Defeated the #2 and #4 ranked doubles teams in the NCAA Doubles Championships to advance to the final
  • Compiled a 40-13 doubles record with five different partners
  • Set a school record for individual double victories in a season with her 40 wins in 2011
  • Set a school record with Wong for doubles team victories in a season with 34
  • Started and finished season with Wong going 34-11 at flight #1 with a 16-8 record against ranked opponents, including three wins against #1
  • Played three matches each with Magnusson (2-1) and Vyskocilova (3-0)
  • Also played one match each with Belaya and Ciolkowski for a combined 1-1 record
  • Began the season at #2 with Wong and held #1 spot in the rankings for four weeks before finishing the season with the #3 ranking

Fall 2010

Singles

  • Opened fall season ranked as #13
  • Finished the fall with a 9-4 record including four ranked wins
  • Won the Furman Fall Classic at flight #1 with a win over North Carolina's Zoe De Bruycker
  • Advanced to the Finals of the ITA Carolina Regional Main Draw
  • Advanced to the round of 16 in the USTA/ITA Indoor National Championships

Doubles

  • With Wong, entered the fall season ranked #5
  • Compiled a 13-4 record, all with Wong, including six ranked wins
  • Won the ITA Regional Main Draw over #44 Featherson/McHale of North Carolina
  • Advanced to the Finals of the Riviera All-American Main Draw
  • Advanced to the Finals of the USTA/ITA Indoor National Championships

Spring 2010 (as a sophomore)

Singles

  • Named a Singles All-American by the ITA by virtue of top-20 finish in rankings
  • Began the season at #9, and spent all of 2010 ranked in the top 25 nationally
  • 2010 All-ACC Selection (second of career)
  • Posted a 28-14 overall mark, including 15-14 against ranked opponents
  • Has won 62 singles matches in her first two seasons
  • Played 27 of 30 matches at the #1 position in the lineup
  • Played in NCAA Singles Championship for second straight year
  • Had a nine-match winning streak from Mar. 16-Apr. 23, which included eight ACC opponents
  • Defeated eight top-80 players in the dual match season
  • Split sets but did not finish with eventual National Champion Chelsey Gullickson of Georgia in NCAA team tournament

Doubles

  • Had one of the best doubles seasons in school history, winning 31 matches
  • 2010 NCAA Doubles Championships nation seed (5-8)
  • With Hadziselimovic, ended the season ranked 8th nationally
  • 2010 NCAA Doubles All-American (second career honor)
  • Started the season playing with Balda, posting a 3-2 mark at flight three
  • Then played six matches with Ciolkowski, going 3-3 at flight two
  • Moved to play with Hadziselimovic, going 25-9
  • Had a 12-match winning streak, which included eight top-65 opponents
  • Defeated #11 Marand and Grabinski (UNC), 8-2 after falling twice in fall season
  • Duo was 9-1 in ACC play and 14-3 in dual-match play

Fall 2009

Singles

  • Opened Fall ranked #9 in the ITA Preseason Poll
  • Amassed 11-4 record with seven ranked wins
  • Won 2009 Wilson/ITA Carolina Regional with win over #13 Reka Zsilinszka of Duke
  • Received automatic bid to Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Main Draw
  • Advanced to the round of 16 in the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships

Doubles

  • With Hadziselimovic, entered fall season ranked #14 in the ITA Preseason Poll
  • Went 10-5 during fall slate, all with Hadziselimovic
  • Advanced to finals of 2009 Wilson/ITA Carolina Regional
  • Won three qualifying matches to earn spot in Main Draw of ITA All-American Championships
  • Defeated #6 team from Georgia in consolation Main Draw rounds
  • All five losses were to top-17 ranked duos


Spring 2009

Highlights
• Earned All-America honors in both singles and doubles, becoming the first freshman in program history to make that claim
• One of just five Clemson players all-time to win a match in both the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships in the same season, joining an impressive list that includes former Olympian Gigi Fernandez, current professional Julie Coin, Ani Mijacika and Carol Salge
• Named the 2009 ITA Southeast Region Player-to-Watch
• Named to the 2009 All-ACC team
• Her 34 wins rank in a tie for ninth in Tiger women's tennis history for a single season
• Reached the round of 16 in singles and the quarterfinals in doubles in her NCAA Individual Championships debut
• Ranked as highly as #4 during the spring and spent every poll ranked among the top 15
• Ranked 13th in singles and 24th in doubles (with Ina Hadziselimovic) in the final Campbell/ITA Tennis poll

Singles
• Compiled a 23-7 record during the spring season with a 21-6 record in dual matches playing primarily at number two
• Boasted an impressive 10-1 record against ACC opponents during the regular season with her lone loss coming to eventual NCAA Singles runner-up Laura Vallverdu of Miami
• Won 10 straight matches to end the regular season, with the last two coming against ranked opponents
• Opened the season with three straight wins and also defeated non-conference opponent Monica Arguello of Furman in the first weeks of the year
• Won a pair of matches in straight sets against top-40 players from Fresno State and Southern California in the ITA National Team Indoor Championships in mid-February
• Moved up to flight one while Ani Mijacika was sidelined with an injury and responded with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over #19 Gira Schofield of South Carolina and a 6-2, 6-2 win against #13 Irina Falconi of Georgia Tech
• Then posted a come-from-behind win against Carolina Escamilla of Kentucky on Mar. 1
• Rose to the #4 national ranking in the next poll
• Following the loss to Vallverdu, began her winning streak during which she dropped just one set; defeated league players from Florida State, Virginia Tech, Virginia, NC State, Wake Forest, Maryland, Boston College, Duke and North Carolina as well as non-conference foe Central Florida
• Fell in a rematch with Katrina Tsang of North Carolina in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament on Apr. 17
• Then posted the Tigers' second point of the day with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Liza Zaytseva of Winthrop in the first round of the NCAA Tournament
• Downed Tsang in the third meeting between the two players in the regional final, dropping just three games to the Tar Heel player to help Clemson to a 4-0 sweep
• Suffered a loss in NCAA round of 16 to Kristy Frilling of Notre Dame but avenged the defeat seven days later with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over her in the second round of the NCAA Singles Championships
• Had defeated Fresno State's Anastasia Petukhova in the opening round, 3-6, 6-4, 6-0, after earning a 9-16 seeding for the tournament
• Fell to third-seeded and former #1 Aurelija Miseviciute of Arkansas in the round of 16 (6-3, 6-4).

Doubles
• Recorded a 20-9 ledger for the spring season with a 18-7 mark in dual matches
• Teamed with Ina Hadziselimovic for a 17-8 overall record and an 8-2 mark against conference opponents, primarily at the flight two position
• Paired with Ani Mijacika for the first four matches of the year, compiling a 3-1 record
• Defeated teams from the College of Charleston, Virginia Commonwealth and Auburn, while dropping a match to Boise State in the ITA Kick-Off Weekend
• With Hadziselimovic, reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Doubles Championships to earn All-America status
• Duo partnered for the fifth match of the season and remained a team for the rest of the year
• Won their first two contests, dropping just one game, against Furman and Georgia
• Suffered a loss to Cal's team in the first match at the ITA National Team Indoor Championship but rebounded for wins in Clemson's remaining two matches at the tournament, including an upset over the then-ranked #23 team from Fresno State
• Lost their first match at the top doubles spot on Feb. 22 against South Carolina
• Then posted an 8-6 upset over Georgia Tech's team of Falconi and McDowell at flight one on Feb. 25
• Following back-to-back losses to Kentucky and Miami, won their next seven matches, including six against ACC foes
• Debuted in the rankings at #27 on Mar. 3 and stayed in the polls for the rest of the season
• After a narrow defeat to Duke, won against North Carolina to wrap up the regular season
• Fell to the same Tar Heel tandem in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament but won the third battle in the regional finals, helping Clemson advance to the NCAA round of 16
• Also downed Winthrop's number-two tandem by an 8-1 margin in the opening round of the NCAA tournament
• Fell to Notre Dame in the round of 16 after their match was broken up by an hour-long power outage
• Duo rebounded for the individual championships, upsetting Georgia's seeded team in the first round and then posting a win over the team from TCU in the round of 16
• Fell to eventual runners-up Natalie Pluskota and Caitlin Whorisky in the quarterfinals to end their season. Fall

2008
Singles
• Boasted an impressive 11-3 record for her first collegiate season with six wins over ranked opponents
• Captured the tournament crown at the Wilson/ITA Southeast Regional Championships in October
• Upset 10th-ranked Sanaz Marand of North Carolina in the round of 16 and then defeated a pair of top-40 ranked players in the quarterfinals and semifinals in three-set thrillers
• Won a 6-2, 7-5 match over #72 Laura Gioia of Furman in the finals to become the third Clemson player to claim the title, joining Julie Coin and Federica Van Adrichem
• By winning the regional, earned an invitation to the ITA Intercollegiate National Indoor Championships in November
• Defeated Fresno State's #12 Melanie Gloria in the first round before falling in the round of 16
• Went 2-1 in her first tournament at the MCC Collegiate Invitational in September
• Opened the Furman Fall Classic with a win over the nation's 45th-ranked player at flight two before falling to sixth-ranked Maria Mosokova of Northwestern in the semifinals
• Won her consolation match to finish third in the tournament and begin an eight-match winning streak.

Doubles
• Had a 4-2 record in doubles play with two different partners
• Went 2-1 with Alexandra Luc in September's MCC Collegiate Invitational
• Reached the quarterfinals of the southeast regional in October with Federica Van Adrichem
• The duo received a first-round bye before posting a pair of wins in main draw competition.

Before Clemson
• Stellar junior player from Croatia who was a 13-time national champion
• Was the Under-14 NJT Champion in 2002
• Played against current Clemson players Ani Mijacika and Ina Hadziselimovic in juniors play
• Born January 27, 1988
• Majoring in pre-business.

Josipa Bek's Career Stats

Singles
Doubles
2008-09
34-10
24-11
2009-10
28-14
31-14
2010-11
32-11
40-13
Total
94-35
95-38

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