Jurica Grubisic
Jurica Grubisic

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Sibenik, Croatia

High School:
Gimnazija Kraljica jelena

Height:
6-0


2008-09: Named first-team All-Mid-American Conference ... Transferred to NIU from Baylor just two weeks prior to the 2009 spring season ... Played the first 15 matches of the season at the No. 1 singles position, before moving to No. 2 singles in the MAC regular-season finale at Ball State (April 18) ... Began his career with a straight-set (7-5, 6-3) win over Michigan State's Alex Forger, a top-30 regionally ranked player at the time ... Enjoyed a five-match winning streak between Jan. 31 and Feb. 21, including a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 win over No. 59 Iowa's Christian Bierch ... Recorded two regular-season MAC singles wins, over Chicago State's Jonathan Sutjiadi and Ball State's Eduardo Pavia ... Defeated Toledo's Nutthavit Likitkumch in the MAC Championship semifinals ... Played all three doubles positions, teaming with four different partners ... Won three No. 1 doubles matches alongside classmate Pawel Poziomski ... Captured wins in both singles and doubles on five occasions ... During the fall season at Baylor, posted a 4-4 singles record, and a 1-1 doubles mark.

Baylor/Prior to NIU: Posted a 4-4 singles record, and a 1-1 doubles mark in the 2008 fall campaign at Baylor ... reached the semifinals of the consolation bracket at the ITA Southwest Regional with three, straight-set victories ... posted 6-1, 6-1 wins over Alex Panayides of TCU, and Andy Wang of Rice, to reach the quarterfinals ... also posted a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Diego Synder of Lamar, advancing to the semifinals ... along with teammate Attila Bucko in doubles competition at the ITA Southwest Regional, advanced to the round of 16 with an 8-5 victory over Lamar ... won first and second-round matches in straight-sets to advance to the qualifying bracket finals of the USTA Futures Pro Circuit ... in the first round, upset 16th-seeded Nicholas Edlefsen, 7-6, 6-2, and then posted a 7-6, 7-5 victory over Trevor Dobson in second- round action ... defeated 2009 NCAA Singles Champion Devin Britton at the 2008 USA F27 Futures Qualifier ... also competed in the Australian Open, Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, Orange Bowl and Eddie Herr International Tennis Championships on the junior circuit.

Personal: Born on March 9, 1988 in Sibenik, Croatia ... son of Josip and Gordana Grubisic ... admires former Croatian tennis star Goran Ivanisevic and retired Croatian soccer player Davor Suker ... majoring in business.