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Alen Salibasic
Year: Senior
Hometown: Tuzla, Bosnia & Herzegovina
High School: Mesa Selimovic Gymnasium
Experience: 3 Letters
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Enters spring campaign rated fifth, sixth and ninth, respectively, at Drake since 2007-08 campaign in singles (90), doubles (64) and combined (154) victories...needs 22 triumphs to crack top 10 all-time at Drake in combined wins...Senior (Fall 2014): Registered an 8-4 combined singles/doubles ledger...entered campaign rated 37th nationally in singles by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA)...opened the main draw of the ITA All-Americans knocking off 23rd-rated Ronnie Schneider of North Carolina, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1...advanced to the quarterfinals of the ITA Central Regional in singles...posted a 4-2 doubles mark with Ben Lott...Junior (2013-14): Posted a 39-23 combined singles/doubles record, including a 25-10 mark in singles play...selected as the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year...garnered first-team All-MVC accolades at No. 1 singles...paired with Ben Mullis to go 4-0 in conference play in doubles to garner first-team All-MVC laurels at the No. 2 position...qualified for the NCAA Championship in singles where he upset 23rd-ranked Austin Smith of Georgia, 6-7 (5), 6-4, 7-5, before falling in the second round to 47th-rated Roberto Cid of South Florida...selected as a second-team honoree to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I At-Large Team, as chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA)...recipient of the NCAA Elite 89 award as the top scholar-athlete participating at the NCAA Championship...awarded the MVC Elite 18 award, an honor presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point-average competing at the finals site of each of the league's 18 team championships, for the second consecutive season...chosen as the MVC Player of the Week on Feb. 18, Feb. 25 and March 18...named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week on Feb. 26...finished campaign ranked 57th in singles by the ITA...registered a 10-5 combined singles/doubles record in the fall, including an 8-2 mark in singles...advanced to the quarterfinals of the ITA Central Regional for the second consecutive year...garnered the singles championship at the MVC Individuals besting Jonny Rigby of Southern Illinois, 6-1, 7-5...tabbed an MVC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award recipient as well as being selected to the MVC Academic Honor Roll...Sophomore (2012-13): Recorded a 58-25 combined singles/doubles ledger, including 34-11 in singles...entered the spring campaign ranked No. 86 nationally by the ITA in singles...posted a 3-1 singles mark in conference action en route to collecting first-team All-MVC accolades at the No. 2 singles position... selected as the MVC Elite 18 Award winner for men's tennis...paired with Ben Lott to earn deciding doubles tally versus No. 34 TCU with a 9-7 triumph past Max Stevens and JT Sundling in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament...added 6-1, 6-1 victory over Facundo Lugones of TCU to help the Bulldogs to their first-ever NCAA Tournament win, 4-1 past TCU...was tabbed a first-team Capital One Academic All-America All-District VI At-Large selection as well as earning first-team All-MVC Scholar-Athlete recognition...recipient of the MVC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award and was selected to the MVC Academic Honor Roll...went 6-1 in doubles with James McKie...won the No. 3 singles title at the MVC Individuals...earned 11 singles victories en route to a 17-7 combined singles/doubles ledger during the fall campaign...on the strength of a 6-4, 7-6 (2) victory past No. 87 Rok Bonin of Minnesota, garnered a 3-1 mark in singles at the ITA Central Regional, advancing to the quarterfinal round...claimed the 'C' doubles title at the Drake Fall Invitational with McKie...went 5-1 in doubles with Lott, including a 4-0 mark at the Minnesota Gopher Invitational...Freshman (2011-12):  Crafted a 49-18 combined singles/doubles ledger, including an 18-3 singles mark during the dual campaign earning All-MVC honors at No. 4 singles...was a perfect 5-0 in league singles contests, while owning a 4-1 mark in doubles with Cesar Bracho...garnered No. 31 ITA national doubles ranking with Bracho in Feb....went 9-0 in his final 10 singles matches, including a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Lucas Lopasso of No. 17 Auburn at the NCAA Tournament...clinched regular season MVC title with win at No. 5 singles in Drake's 4-3 triumph past Wichita State...paired with Robin Goodman to claim No. 2 doubles crown at State Farm MVC Individuals, while also winning No. 4 singles title...twice named MVC Player of the Week (Feb. 7 and Feb. 21)...owned a 9-5 combined singles/doubles mark in the fall, including 4-1 in doubles play with Anis Ghorbel...went 2-1 in pre-qualifying play at the ITA All-American Championships...paired with Ghorbel to win the 'A' doubles draw at the Drake Fall Invitational...received MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award as well as being named to the MVC Academic Honor Roll...High School: Was the top-rated junior in the U-14, U-16 and U-18 age-divisions and 10th overall in Bosnia...achieved his highest European Ranking of No. 11 in boys 16 and under division en route to advancing to doubles finals of European Summer Cup 2008 with partner Damir Dzumhur....Personal: Born Jan. 12, 1993, in Tuzla, Bosnia & Herzegovina...majoring in international business and finance...son of Muradif and Suzana Salibasic...Drake Presidential Scholarship recipient...honored as one of 13 top Drake first-year students for 2011-12.
 SINGLES   Record    1     2     3     4     5     6    Tour 
2011-12 27-7  1-0   2-0   3-0   7-2   5-1   ---   9-4 
2012-13 34-11  1-0   4-2   3-0   11-5   ---   ---   15-4 
2013-14 25-10  16-7   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   9-3 
2014-15 4-2  ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   4-2 
Totals 90-30  18-7   6-2   6-0   18-7   5-1   ---   37-13 
 DOUBLES   Record    1     2     3    Tour 
2011-12 22-11  5-3   7-2   3-4   7-2 
2012-13 24-15  9-8   5-2   1-1   9-4 
2013-14 14-13  1-0   11-10   ---   2-3 
2014-15 4-2  ---   ---   ---   4-2 
Totals 64-41  15-11   23-14   4-5   22-11 

Season and Career Statistics as of Oct. 27, 2014