Men's Tennis


Amer Delic
Amer Delic

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Jacksonville, Fla.

High School:
Wolfson

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 205

Birthdate:
05/30/1982

Major:
Applied Life Studies

AT ILLINOIS...

2002-03:
? Won the NCAA singles championship and earned University of Illinois and Big Ten Male Athlete of the Year honors and ITA Player of the Year distinction
? Represented college tennis in the 2003 U.S. Open main draw as a result of his national singles title
? Earned All-America and All-Big Ten honors for the third year in a row
? Garnered Academic All-Big Ten and George Huff (excellence in academics and athletics) Awards
? Ended up the season No. 2 in singles and No. 11 in doubles
? Reached the singles final and won the doubles title with Calkins at the ITA All-American tournament in Chattanooga
? Also advanced to the singles final and won the consolation doubles title with Calkins at the ITA National Indoors
? Advanced with Calkins to doubles quarterfinal in USTA Challenger at the University of Illinois
? Joined the ITA?s contingent of U.S. college players at an exhibition series in Japan following the season in June
? Took the No. 11 player in the world, Paradorn Srichaphan of Thailand, the second seeded player in the RCA Championships ATP tournament to double match point
? Won his first professional tournament (July, 2003), the USTA $10,000 Futures in Peorial, Ill., competing as an amateur

2001-02:
? Earned All-America honors by advancing to the Final Four of the NCAA Doubles Tournament with Michael Calkins; made Sweet Sixteen in NCAA Singles draw
? Played No. 1 and No. 2 singles, and had an overall record of 30-13, 8-1 in the Big Ten
? Put together a 31-11 doubles mark, mostly at No. 1 with Calkins; the 31 team doubles wins are No. 3 on the Illinois single-season list
? Earned All-Big Ten honors
? Top singles victory came against No. 1 Matias Boeker of Georgia
? Won Region IV doubles title with Calkins
? Reached Region IV singles finals in the fall
? Ended the season with the No. 4 doubles ranking (with Calkins) and No. 12 singles ranking nationally
? Garnered Region IV Player to Watch honors for 2002-03 season

2000-01:
? Earned All-America honors by virtue of his berth in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Doubles Tournament with Graydon Oliver
? Played mostly at No. 3 singles, and had an overall record of 26-15, 11-1 in the Big Ten
? The 28 doubles wins are No. 13 on the Illinois single-season doubles victories list
? Put together a 28-11 doubles mark, mostly at No. 1 with Oliver
? He and Oliver were Illinois' first-ever duo to earn the nation's No. 1 ranking (Apr. 6-17, 2001)
? Top singles victory came against No. 41 Harsh Mankad of Minnesota
? Won the regional doubles title with Oliver over classmates Phil Stolt and Brian Wilson; reached the final of the regional singles tournament
? Chosen the ITA Region IV Rookie of the Year and the Big Ten Freshman of the Year
? Selected with classmate Phil Stolt as the Univ. of Illinois co-Male Newcomer of the Year (all sports)
? Voted by the team as it's "Player to Watch" for the 2001-02 season
? Ended the season with the No. 4 doubles ranking nationally (with Oliver)
? Won national doubles title on ITA summer circuit following his freshman year with UI teammate Michael Calkins

PREPS/JUNIORS:
? Florida State Champion, 1998
? National Clay Court Doubles Champion in 1999 with Eric Nunez
? Semifinalist in the Easter Bowl, 2000
? Champion at the Gator Bowl, 2000
? Won the backdraw of the Boys' 18's National Clay Court Championships in 2000
? Was always ranked in the Top 3 in his section (Florida)
? Ranked among the Top 5 nationally

PERSONAL:
? Parents are Muharem and Sadina Delic
? Has one sister, Lejla (21)

DELIC?S CAREER STATS:

Singles:
Season     Overall  Big Ten
2000-01     26-15    11-1
2001-02     30-13     8-1
2002-03     36-5     7-0	
Totals      92-33    26-2

Doubles: Season Overall Big Ten 2000-01 28-11 10-2 2001-02 31-11 10-2 2002-03 30-9 6-2 Totals 89-31 26-6

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