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Daniela

Bercek

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Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
City/State: Novi Sad, Serbia & Montenegro
High School: Economic of Novi Sad
Experience: Transfer

Bio

2005-06: Transferred from UCLA after her sophomore season ... was a two-time ITA All-America in both singles and doubles at UCLA ... started her career at Duke by posting two-set victories over seven consecutive opponents during the fall season ... won her first tournament as a Blue Devil when she won her flight at the Maryland Invitational ... advanced to the finals of the Riviera/ITA All-American Tournament ... posted a 7-1 record in fall competition ... teamed up with Jessi Robinson to post a fall doubles record of 8-2 ... the two made appearances in two indoor tournament championship matches, winning ITA Regionals ... received a No. 5 preseason national singles ranking, while teaming up with Robinson for a No. 11 preseason doubles ranking ... was listed as high as No. 1 midway through the season, becoming the sixth player in Duke women’s tennis history to notch a top national ranking ... started off the spring season winning nine of her first 11 matches ... went 25-8 in singles play on the season for Duke, playing at the No. 1 spot all season ... posted a 16-6 mark in duals on the year, all at the No. 1 position ... maintained a top-10 national ranking throughout the season, never dropping below sixth ... went 7-3 in ACC singles matches ... combined with Robinson to go 2-1 in ACC doubles play ... also teamed up with Jenny Zika to go 3-3 in conference doubles play, as the duo posted a season record of 5-5 ... the two were ranked as high as No. 28 in the national rankings ... earned a bid to the NCAA Championships as the tournament’s third-seeded singles player ... matched her career-best performance at the NCAA Singles Championships, making it to the round of 16 ... ended the season ranked No. 7 in the singles listings... picked up her third consecutive All-America nod at season’s end for her singles play, becoming Duke women’s tennis’ 23rd All-America honoree.

2004-05: Singles and doubles All-America for second straight year ... first-team All-Pac-10 selection ... paired up with Riza Zalameda to earn Pac-10 doubles team of the year honors ... posted 14-5 singles and 15-3 doubles records ... advanced to Round of 16 in doubles play at NCAA Tournament ... listed at No. 10 in singles and No. 17 in doubles (with Zalameda) in the Preseason ITA Rankings ... played in the main draw at the Riviera/ITA All-American, reaching the round of 16 ... advanced to the quarterfinals in singles at the Wilson/ITA Fall Regional Championships ... also participated in the main draw at the ITA National Indoor Championships ... teamed with Zalameda to reach the quarterfinals at the Riviera/ITA All-American ... won five straight matches to win the doubles title at the Wilson/ITA Fall Regionals, earning a spot in the ITA National Indoor Championships ... fell in the semifinals at the Indoors, losing to Northwestern’s Cohen/Grier, 9-8(13).

2003-04: Ended the season ranked No. 16 in singles and No. 12 in doubles (with Lauren Fisher) ... singles and doubles All-America ... Pac-10 Freshman of the Year ... second-team All-Pac-10 selection ... teamed with Fisher to capture the NCAA Doubles Championship in Athens, Ga. ... named an NCAA Player of the Year ... member of the NCAA All-Tournament Team ... led the team in both singles (25) and doubles (25) victories ... posted a 20-3 mark in singles during dual-match play, splitting time between the Nos. 1-3 positions ... played No. 1 singles during the NCAA Team Tournament ... posted four wins over top-10 opponents in 2004, including No. 2 Raquel Kops-Jones of Cal (twice), No. 4 Megan Bradley of Miami and No. 6 Julie Coin of Clemson ... qualified for the NCAA Singles Championships, falling in the first round ... played most of her doubles matches with Fisher, going 15-8 overall and 10-7 in dual-match play ... did not participate in the fall ... joined the team in January. Prep: Attended Economic High School of Novi Sad “Svetozar Miletic” ... ranked No. 1 in the Yugoslavian junior and senior rankings ... listed at No. 47 in singles and No. 14 in doubles in the ITF Junior Rankings ... doubles semifinalist at the Australian Open Junior Championships in 2001 ... advanced to the second round in singles at the French Open that same year ... won European Doubles Championship in 2001 ... also played in Junior Wimbledon ... represented Yugoslavia in the Fed Cup in 2002 ... participated in  futures and satellites tournaments ... earned rankings as high as No. 530 in singles and No. 358 in doubles on the WTA Tour. Personal: Born Daniela Bercek on July 7, 1984, in Novi Sad, Serbia ... daughter of Mihailo and Elizabeta Bercek ... has one sister, Aleksandra ... father is a former No. 1-ranked and champion table tennis player in former Yugoslavia ... nickname is “Nina.”

 

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