- Nina Suvak
- 5' 7"
- Mojstrana, Slovenia (Gimnazija Jesenice)
CAREER NOTES: Career-high ITA national singles ranking: 56 (2005-06 Preseason) … Career-high ITA doubles ranking: 18 (2005-06 Preseason with Whitney Benik) … Earned ITA Scholar Athlete status in 2004 and 2005 by maintaining a grade point average of at least 3.5 … became just the sixth Gator in the program’s illustrious history to win 100 singles and 100 doubles matches, joining Nicole Arendt, Dawn Buth, Jessica Lehnhoff, Stephanie Nickitas and Zerene Reyes … became 10th Gator in history to win 100 career doubles matches … became 14th Gator to win 200 combined singles and doubles matches … completed her career ranked No. 8 in UF history with 219 combined singles and doubles wins and tied for No. 4 with 114 doubles wins with Jessica Lehnhoff (1999-02) … 2006 and 2007 First Team All-Southeastern Conference (unanimous selection in ‘06) … 2004 First Team All-SEC Doubles …2005 Second Team All-SEC Singles, No. 5 position … 2005 Second Team All-SEC Doubles, No. 3 position (with Boglarka Berecz) ... 2005, 2006 & 2007 SEC Academic Honor Roll … 2004 SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll … career doubles record with Berecz was 50-11, the fifth-most victories by a doubles duo in UF history … three doubles titles ... on pace to receive her bachelor’s degree in marketing in August of 2007 after completing a required internship.
AS A SENIOR (2006-07)
Awards: First Team All-SEC … SEC Academic Honor Roll ... SEC Co-Player of the Week (April 9-15) … became sixth Gator in history to win 100 singles and 100 doubles matches (100th singles win was April 14) … became 10th Gator in history to win 100 career doubles matches … Most Valuable Player (team award)
Singles: Final Fila National Ranking: 113; Final ITA South Region Ranking: 28; Season-high National Ranking: 82 (March 20) … posted a team-best 22-3 dual-match record … played dual match positions Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, with a 4-0 record at a career-high No. 2 spot … her final collegiate match was a 6-3, 7-5 win over UCLA’s 107th-ranked Ashley Joelson in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Team Championships, tying the team score at 3-all ... in that final match, she rallied after falling 5-2, with Joelson at the baseline serving for the set, before winning five straight games with three breaks, capitalizing on her second match point to earn the straight-set win ... tallied a 6-2, 6-4 win over Baylor’s Zuzana Chmelarova in the NCAA Round of 16, giving the Gators a 3-2 lead en route to the team victory ... just missed a double-bagel in the NCAA First Round, earning a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Jacksonville’s Iva Jaresova that clinched the dual match win ... opened the dual match season on a team-best 15-match win streak which included a 6-3, 6-2 win over Georgia’s 42nd-ranked Darya Ivanov (March 11) … run ended with a tough 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 decision against Vanderbilt’s 38th-ranked Catherine Newman at the No. 3 position … 4-2 in three-set matches, with only one of those a 10-point super-set … 3-1 versus ranked opponents … 4-0 in dual-match clinching matches.
Doubles: Final Fila National Ranking: none; Final ITA South Region Ranking: 11 (with Whitney Benik); Season-High National Ranking: 14 (Jan. 9, 2007 with Benik) … played every match with Benik, posting a 14-9 dual match record … was 8-2 in last 10 matches of the season … earned an impressive 8-1 victory over Baylor’s Klara Zrustova and Zuzana Chmelarova in the NCAA round of 16 ... played the No. 1 spot in the first 13 matches (6-7 record in the span and 7-7 overall), before moving to the No. 2 position (7-2) … sported a season-long six-match win streak late in the season … 4-2 in doubles-point clinching matches.
Singles: Preseason Fila National Ranking (Sept. 8): none … Fall ITA South Region Ranking (Dec. 8): 29 ... won all three of her matches at the Gator Fall Classic, including a 6-0, 6-1 win over Miami’s Caren Seenauth, while holding comfortable leads in the other two matches before her opponents retired … lost in the first round of the ITA South Regional, 7-5, 0-6, 6-2 to USF’s Courtney Vernon to end the fall.
Doubles: Preseason Fila National Ranking (Sept. 8): 33 (with Benik) … Fall ITA South Region Ranking (Dec. 8): 1 (with Benik) ... played all except one match with Benik, posting a 9-5 record versus Division I opponents …seven of their 14 matches were against nationally ranked teams, going 3-4 in those contests … played in the main draw of the Riviera All-American and the ITA National Indoor Championships, both with Benik … captured the ITA South Regional to earn their way into the National Indoors, falling to Kentucky’s Kim Coventry and Joelle Schwenk, 8-5, in the opening round, but reaching the semifinals of the consolation draw where they dropped an 8-5 score to Notre Dame’s third-ranked Catrina Thompson and Christian Thompson … defeated Florida State’s MacFarlance and Slater 9-7 to win the ITA South Regional, a victory that was the 100th of Suvak’s doubles career … earned a spot in the main draw of the Riviera All-American as a ‘Lucky Loser,’ but lost to fourth-ranked R. Clarke and K. Pooler of Arizona State, 8-6, in the round of 16 …played one match with Csilla Borsanyi, earning an easy 8-1 win the Gator Fall Classic.
AS A JUNIOR (2005-06)
Awards: SEC Academic Honor Roll ... First Team All-SEC (unanimous selection) ... Rheau Stakeley Sportsmanship Award (team award)
Singles: Final Fila National Ranking: none … Final ITA South Region Ranking: none ... Season-High National Ranking: 54 (2005-06 Preseason) …20-3 in dual matches (at Nos. 3-5), including a 9-0 record in SEC regular-season matches (at Nos. 4-5) … her 6-2, 6-3 setback to Stanford’s 52nd-ranked Whitney Deason was the clinching match in the NCAA Team Semifinal round ... rebounded from a loss 24 hours prior with a solid 6-3, 6-1 victory over Baylor’s Iva Mihaylova in the NCAA quarterfinals (May 19) ... had won 16 consecutive matches before a 7-6 (3), 6-3 loss to UCLA’s 94th-ranked Ashley Joelson in the NCAA Round of 16 (May 18) ... collected a 6-1, 6-1 win over South Florida’s Iciri Rai to give the Gators a 3-0 lead in their NCAA second round match (May 13) ... gave UF a 3-0 lead in the dual match victory over Kentucky in the finals of the SEC Tournament with her 6-2, 6-2 win over Carolina Esamilla (April 23) ... clinched the SEC Quarterfinal victory with a 6-3, 6-1 decision versus USC’s Miranda Gutierrez (April 21) … lone dual match loss was a 7-6 (5), 6-2 decision to Miami’s 40th-ranked Audrey Banada (February 12) … 5-1 in clinching dual matches (UCF, South Florida, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, South Carolina-SEC QF, Stanford-NCAA SF) … 3-0 in three-set matches during the spring.
Doubles: Final Fila National Ranking: 49 (with Whitney Benik… Final ITA South Region Ranking: 15 (with Keri Robison) ... Season-High National Ranking: 18 (2005-06 Preseason with Whitney Benik) … paired with Whitney Benik for the first three dual matches (1-2 record), but played with freshman Keri Robison in every dual match since (14-4 record) …dropped an 8-2 loss to Stanford’s Lejla Hodzic and Jessica Nguyen in the NCAA Team Semifinal round ... provided the clinching point in the SEC Tournament final with an 8-2 win over Kentucky’s Danielle Petrisko and Carolina Winebrenner, avenging the regular season loss to the Wildcat pair ... impressive debut with Robison in the SEC Tournament, netting an 8-2 win in the quarterfinal round versus South Carolina’s Megan McGavock & Justine Walsh … lost just seven points versus Tennessee’s Samantha Orlin and Hayley Prendergast in the 8-0 SEC Tournament semifinal win ... 3-1 with Robison in clinching doubles-point matches (Alabama, Vanderbilt, South Carolina & Kentucky-SEC Final) … 0-0 with Robison in super-tiebreaker matches.
Singles: Preseason National Ranking: 56 … ITA Fall South Region Rank: 20 … in the opening round of qualifying at the ITA/Riviera All-American Championships, dropped a tough 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 decision to Baylor’s 29th-ranked Carolin Walter, the event’s No. 4 seed … ended the fall season with a 7-6, 6-2 win over Arkansas’ 52nd-ranked Vlatka Jovanovic in the SEC Coaches Fall Classic, marking the highest-ranked opponent she has defeated during her collegiate career.
Doubles: Preseason National Ranking: 18 (with Whitney Benik) … ITA Fall South Region Rank: 4 (with Benik) … posted a 5-3 record with Benik and a 1-0 record with Lolita Frangulyan during the fall … with Benik reached the quarterfinals of the Riviera/ITA All-American Qualifying before falling to Harvard’s Elsa ORiain and Melissa Anderson, 9-7.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2004-05)
2004-05 Awards: Achieved career-high singles ranking (No. 85, final listing) … Evelyn Pucket Most Improved Player (team award) ... Second Team All-SEC Singles, No. 5 position … Second Team All-SEC Doubles, No. 3 position (with Boglarka Berecz) ... ITA Scholar Athlete … SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Singles: Final ITA National Ranking: 85 ... Final ITA South Region Ranking: 15 ... Season-high ITA Ranking: 85 (final) ... recorded her first-ever NCAA win, topping USC’s 53rd-ranked Anca Anastasiu 6-4, 6-4 in the NCAA quarterfinals, also marking the highest-ranked opponent she has ever defeated ... 5-1 in dual match clinching contests, including the 7-6, 1-6, 6-4 win versus Georgia’s Caroline Basu to clinch dual match upset over third-ranked Georgia (April 1) … played dual match positions No. 3 through No. 6 … her impressive 6-1, 6-1 win over Kentucky’s 54th-ranked Sarah Foster in the SEC Tournament final (April 24) was the highest-ranked opponent she had ever defeated ... Recorded first-ever win at No. 3 position with 7-6 (5), 4-6, 1-0 (10-5) victory versus Ilona Somers of Mississippi on April 10 ... Set tone early in crucial UF victory versus fourth-ranked Duke with 6-2, 6-0 win over Kristin Cargill (March 23) … Played at a then-career high No. 4 position on Jan. 29, posting a 6-1, 6-1 victory versus Florida International’s Desanka Jovanovic.
Doubles: Final ITA National Ranking: n/a ... Final ITA South Region Ranking: 13 (with Boglarka Berecz) ... Season-high ITA Ranking: 24 (Jan. 11 with Berecz) … began the dual match season playing the first eight matches with Alex Liles (8-0 record), but switched to partner with Boglarka Berecz in 13 matches entering the NCAA Championships, posting an 11-2 record, but with an injury and illness to Berecz played with Lolita Frangulyan in all five rounds, logging a 4-1 record, clinching the doubles point three times … With Berecz: Provided clinching doubles point in the SEC Tournament Semifinals with 8-4 win over Annie Menees and Caroline Ferrell ... Clinched the doubles point 8-5 in the SEC Quarterfinals against South Carolina’s Megan McGavock and Miranda Gutierrez (April 22) ... With Liles: 8-0 dual match record … Provided clinching doubles point five times this season with Liles ... Clinched doubles point versus Duke’s Clelia Deltour and Parker Goyer with 8-1 victory (March 23) … Opened season on Jan. 22 with 8-0 sweep versus Baylor pair of Carolin Korsawe and Iva Mihaylova.
Singles: ITA Fall South Region Rank: 23 … Advanced to the round of 16 at the ITA South Regional, falling to FSU’s 36th-ranked Mihaela Moldovan … posted an impressive 6-2, 6-3 victory over Miami’s 91st-ranked Staci Stevens in the round of 32 of the regional … went 3-0 at the Miami Fall Classic … reached the second round of the Riviera/ITA All-American Pre-Qualifying event, falling to Denver’s sixth-seeded Yanik Dullens 6-1, 7-6 (6) … posted a trio of straight-set victories during the season-opening Gator Fall Classic, including an impressive 6-0, 6-3 victory over Miami’s Melissa Applebaum.
Doubles: Preseason National Rank: 35 (with Boglarka Berecz) … ITA Fall South Region Rank: 9 (with Berecz) … Competed in the Riviera/ITA All-American Qualifying event with Berecz, posting a 9-7 upset over Washington’s No. 2-seeded and 14th-ranked pair of Dinka Hadzic and Dea Sumantri, but lost in the final round 8-4 to Clemson’s 21st-ranked Daniela Alvarez and Maria Brito … received a ‘lucky loser’ entrance into the All-American main draw, posting a 1-2 record and reaching the semifinal round of the consolation event … collected a 2-1 record with Alex Liles … posted a 4-0 record at the season-opening Gator Fall Classic, teaming with Lolita Franguylan for three of those wins.
AS A FRESHMAN (2003-04)
Awards: Earned ITA Scholar Athlete status by maintaining a grade point average of at least 3.5 … First Team All-SEC Doubles, No. 3 position … member of the 2004 SEC Academic Honor Roll … tied for the most doubles victories on team (35 with Boglarka Berecz) … UNLV Freeman Memorial Doubles champion (with Berecz) … Neal Anderson Scholastic Award (team award) ... Evelyn Puckett Most Improved Player (team award) ... adidas Invitational Flight B singles finalist.
Singles: Final ITA National Rank: n/a; Final ITA South Region Rank: n/a; Season-high ITA Rank: n/a; Primary Dual Match position: No. 6 … Posted a 20-3 spring record, including 18-2 in dual matches … played at career-high No. 5 position in the lineup on April 16, posting a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Mississippi’s Virginia Tomatis during the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament … defeated Georgia’s Douglas Wink 6-0, 6-3 (Mar. 26) to extend her winning streak to 14 straight matches before losing to Vicky Jones of Tennessee 6-2, 7-5 (Mar. 28) … registered her second ‘double bagel’ of the season with a 38-minute 6-0, 6-0 win over Arkansas’ Christian Kincannon (Feb. 29) … defeated Stephanie Beaulieu of Florida Atlantic 6-0, 6-0 (Jan. 24) to clinch UF’s first dual match of the season during her collegiate debut.
Doubles: Final ITA South Region Rank: 9 (with Boglarka Berecz); Season-High ITA Rank: 33 (Sept. 3, with Lindsay Dawaf and Jan. 13, with Berecz); Primary Dual Match position: 3 … Paired with Boglarka Berecz in all matches … compiled a team high in wins with a 25-3 record during the spring (and 36 wins during the year), including 21-3 in dual matches…involved in the clinching doubles point in eight dual matches (winning seven) … lone clinching loss was to Miami’s Audrey Banada and Mari Toro 9-8 (3) in the second round of the NCAA Team Championships (May 15) ... during the SEC Tournament final, avenged the regular season loss to Vanderbilt’s Schellhas and Fish, posting a convincing 8-2 victory after dropping a 8-6 decision back on March 5 … won 11 straight matches from March 7 to April… began spring on 10-match winning streak …captured the UNLV Freeman Memorial title (Jan. 18), defeating the pair of Maharaj and Robards from Tennessee 8-4 in the championship match.
Singles: Compiled a 6-6 record…advanced to the finals of Flight B of the adidas Invitational where she lost to UF teammate Boglarka Berecz 6-3, 6-1 (Sept. 28) in the championship match.
Doubles: Went 11-3 in doubles, playing all matches with Berecz … won the Gator Fall Classic (Oct. 12), topping Miami’s pair of A. Banada and M. Toro 8-4 in the finals … notched a huge victory against Auburn’s No. 34 pair of Ramirez and Bercik 8-1 Nov. 8 in the Round of 16 of Flight A in the SEC Coaches Fall Classic and reached the finals where they were upended by the pair of Falk and Menees of Vanderbilt 8-4 (Nov. 9).
PRIOR TO FLORIDA
Trained at TK Kranjska Gora for 12 years prior to her arrival in Gainesville … coached by her father Zvone Suvak … practiced on the courts in her own backyard … played in the main draw of the 2001 Australian Open Juniors singles and doubles event … won the national championships in Slovenia … ranked as high as No. 101 in ITF junior world singles rankings on Jan. 21, 2001 … ranked No. 141 in the ITF junior world doubles rankings on Jan. 21, 2001 … competed 2000 Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships, playing her way through the Girls’ 18 Qualifying event to reach the main draw of singles; also playing in the main doubles draw … competed in the prestigious Orange Bowl.
|All-time Dual Match||Overall|
|Singles By Position||#1||#2||#3||#4||#5||#6||Record|
|Nina Suvak (2004)||1-1||17-1||18-2|
|Nina Suvak (2005)||4-4||3-0||6-1||2-0||15-5|
|Nina Suvak (2006)||2-0||9-0||9-3||20-3|
|Nina Suvak (2007)||4-0||1-2||9-1||5-0||3-0||22-3|
|Suvak’s NCAA Career Record|