Columbia Women's Tennis BIO
 Katarina Kovacevic

Spring 2013: Finished the year 11-9 overall and 8-4 in dual action, playing mainly in the No. 4 and 5 spots … Defeated Lotte Gras, 6-2, 6-2, in Columbia’s shutout of FIU (2/3/12) … Toppled Ana Gomez Aleman, 6-2, 6-1, in Columbia’s upset of No. 42 Kansas (2/16/13) … Had four game streak with wins against Maryland (2/23/13), Akron (2/24/13), a comeback win against Cassandra Dix of Stony Brook (3/2/13) and against Fordham (3/9/13) … Topped Suzy Tan, 6-0, 6-1, to help Columbia blank Dartmouth (4/6/13) … Ended the year with a three-set victory over Princeton’s Emily Hahan (4/21/13) … Went 2-1 in completed doubles matches, playing with partner Tiana Takenaga.

Fall 2012: Won the doubles flight 'B' draw at the Columbia Invitational (9/14-16/12) ... Reached the quarterfinals of singles flight 'F' at the NTC BJK Women's Collegiate Invitational (10/6-8/12).

Spring 2012: Earned a 14-8 record in spring competition, playing in the No. 4 and 5 slots ... Notched wins over two Army opponents, Maya Parker and Alyssa Hanson, at the Cornell Winter Invitational (1/27-29/12) ... Shutout Hofstra's Bianca Derrick, 6-0, 6-0, in Columbia's 7-0 win (2/3/12) ... Downed Binghamton's Katherine Medianik in straight sets (2/10/12) ... Recorded wins over Cornell's Gabby Sullivan and Dartmouth's Shelley Carpeni at the ECAC Team Tournament (2/17-19/12) ... Defeated Alex Bradley from Southern Miss, 7-5, 6-2 (3/15/12) ... Rallied to win a pair of three-set matches over William & Mary's Katie Kargl (3/23/12) and Old Dominion's Nika Khmolovska (3/24/12) ... Won first Ivy League match over Lauren Frazier from Cornell (3/31/12) ... Beat Brown's Niktia Uberoi, 6-4, 6-4 (4/15/12) ... Won her season finale over Penn's Daniela DePaoli, 6-3, 6-4 (4/22/12) ... Partnered with Crystal Leung for 10 doubles wins ... Posted doubles wins over Ivy League foes from Cornell, Brown and Penn.

Fall 2011: Qualified for the semifinals of the USTA National Tennis Center Invitational in the G singles bracket, beating athletes from Binghamton and Army … Had a win in the A singles draw at the Columbia Invitational, beating Joanna Zwirbulis of St. John’s … Had a win in the main draw at the Cissie Leary Invitational, beating Emma Brooke from Drexel … Also had two wins in the Consolation draw, over players from Delaware and Temple … Also took part in the William & Mary Invitational. 

Spring 2011: Went 10-10 overall in singles, including 2-5 in the Ivy League playing throughout the lineup … Had a 5-5 doubles record with partner Natasha Makarova, and a 2-5 record with Iani Alecsiu … Had non-league wins over Fairleigh Dickinson, Stony Brook, Eastern Tennessee State, Maryland, Temple, Colorado State, Cal State-Northridge and Long Island … had league wins over players from Dartmouth and Princeton. 

Fall 2010: Won in the first round of the William & Mary Invitational E singles bracket, beating Tori Ford from William & Mary … Had a first round doubles win at the Cissie Leary Invitational, beating a duo from Drexel … Participated in the USTA National Tennis Center Invitational, notching a first round win in the G singles bracket over a player from Fairleigh Dickinson. 

Spring 2010: Went 4-11 in singles playing mostly in the No. 4 spot … Went 3-3 in doubles with partner Nicole Bartnik … Had singles wins over opponents from NJIT, Florida Atlantic, Nova Southeastern and Fordham … Notched doubles wins over duos from George Washington, Florida Atlantic, Nova Southeastern, Fordham, Brown and Penn.

At The Dwight School: Earned two varsity letters in tennis … Team captain her senior year … Named team MVP her junior and senior years … Given the Sportsmanship Award by the NYJTL … Played in the New York City Mayor’s Cup finals as a sophomore … Helped lead St. Francis Prep to two New York Championships her freshman and sophomore seasons.

Personal: Daughter of Savka and Radomir Kovacevic … Father, Radomir, competed in three Olympic Games in judo, taking bronze at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow … National Honor Society member … Plans to major in sociology and become a teacher.

Singles         Doubles  
Year Overall Dual Tour Ivy Overall Ivy
2009-10 4-13 3-11 1-2 0-7 5-10 2-5
2010-11 11-17 10-10 1-7 2-5 11-14 3-4
2011-12 20-14 12-7 8-7 3-4 13-20 4-3
2012-13 11-9 8-4 3-5 2-1 6-2 0-0
Career 46-53 33-32 13-21 7-17 35-46 9-12
Year: Senior
Hometown: Forest Hills, N.Y.
High School: The Dwight School
College: CC
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