Josefin Andersson
Josefin Andersson

Hometown:
Malmoe, Sweden

High School:
ProCivitas Gymnasium

Height:
5-10

Experience:
4L

Plays:
Right


2011-12 Gamecock Spotlight Video

2012-13 (SENIOR): Had the best season of her career as a senior ... Was a mainstay in the Gamecocks' lineup throughout the spring ... Played primarily at the No. 6 singles position during the spring and No. 2 doubles alongside Katerina Popova ... Won the deciding match for the Gamecocks against Missouri in the opening round of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend in Ann Arbor, Mich., in January with a straight set win on court six with the team score tied 3-all ... Posted consecutive victories at Arkansas and LSU to help the Gamecocks defeat both squads on the road for the first time since 2007 ... Also registered a win over Mississippi State that helped South Carolina edge the Bulldogs 4-3 ... Defeated Iris Verboven from Ole Miss on Senior Day, ultimately helping the Gamecocks to a 4-0 triumph over the Rebels ... The win essentially guaranteed the Gamecocks a 19th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance ... Put together a fantastic doubles campaign with Popova after the duo got off to a slow start in the fall ... Andersson and Popova finished the spring with a 16-3 dual match record, good for an 84.2 percent winning percentage ... It was the highest dual match winning percentage for a Gamecock tandem with at least 15 matches played together since Carolina Culik and Monica Weise went 15-2 (88.2) in 1990 ... Ended their careers together riding a six-match winning streak ... The two earned the first doubles rankings for their careers on April 23 when they came in at No. 66 ... Andersson and Popova finished the season with a No. 62 ranking ... Over a span of two years, Andersson and Popova compiled a 37-17 record together ... Individually, Andersson posted 14 SEC doubles victories in her final two seasons, the most ever by a Gamecock over a two-year span ... Graduated in May 2013 with a degree in finance ... A member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the fourth year in a row.

2011-12 (JUNIOR): Had a productive fall after fully recovering from the torn Achilles suffered during spring 2010 ... Won her first six matches of the fall and took home the singles title at the Furman Fall Classic in the No. 6 flight ... Helped the Gamecocks defeat instate rival Clemson by a 4-3 margin on Feb. 22 with a dominant 6-0, 6-2 victory against Monika Kochanova on court six ... It was South Carolina's first win against the Tigers since 2006 ... Won her match at No. 6 singles in a near-upset of then-No. 5 Tennessee on March 4 as the Gamecocks fell 4-3 ... Became a doubles specialist for the Gamecocks playing primarily with Katerina Popova ... The duo won more matches together than any other tandem with a 17-9 record ... Her signature victory in doubles, though, came with Adriana Pereira against Florida on April 14 when Popova was sidelined with an injury ... Trailing 7-6 as the final match on at court three, Andersson and Pereira fought off multiple match points and eventually won the contest 7-2 in a tiebreaker to give Carolina its first doubles point against the Gators since 2002 ... South Carolina and Stanford were the only teams to win doubles against the 2012 national champions ... Overall, Andersson tied for the team lead in doubles victories with Jaklin Alawi with a 22-11 mark ... Her seven doubles wins in SEC play was the most of any Gamecock and the highest mark since four players won seven conference matches in 2007 ... A member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third year in a row.

2010-11 (SOPHOMORE): Sat out the entire fall season while still recovering from surgery to repair a torn Achilles in her right leg suffered against Clemson in February 2010 ... Her first match back came against South Carolina State on Jan. 22 and resulted in a 6-2, 1-0 win by retirement ... Started the season by winning four of her first five matches playing at Nos. 5 and 6 singles ... Took three consecutive losses to Clemson, Arkansas and LSU playing at six before winning her last dual singles match of the year playing against College of Charleston ... Her primary doubles partner was Madeleine Saari-Byström ... Played every dual match with her at the No. 2 position, going 4-4 ... The duo came up with key road victories at Purdue and Illinois to help the Gamecocks win both matches ... Her last doubles match of the year came in the regular-season finale versus Florida teaming with Dijana Stojic on court two ... A member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second year in a row.

2009-10 (FRESHMAN): Showed a great deal of potential for the Gamecocks during the fall with an 8-5 record in tournaments ... Won six of her final seven matches after a 2-4 record in her first two tournaments ... Reached the finals of her flight at the Wolverine Invitational where she lost in a third set super tiebreaker ... Earned co-champion honors at the Wildcat Invitational after winning her first three matches to reach the finals ... Play was halted at the event because of weather problems and teams' travel arrangements ... Won both of her matches at the ITA Kick-Off Weekend in Fayetteville, Ark., in late January playing at No. 4 singles against Michigan and Washington ... Suffered a season-ending injury a few weeks later when she ruptured her Achilles in her right leg at the start of the second set versus Clemson on Feb. 21 ... Ended the year with an 11-7 record overall in singles and went 3-2 playing No. 4 singles ... Named to the SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL: Competed at the 2008 European Junior Championships in Austria ... Defeated Demi Barao-Rodrigues from Portugal 6-2, 6-2 in the round of 64 before losing 6-2, 6-2 to Elena Bogdan from Romania in the second round ... Lost in the opening round of the doubles with Hilda Melander 10-8 in a third set super tiebreaker ... Also represented Sweden in the team portion of the European Championships ... Played in the finals of the 2008 Swedish National Championship both indoors and outdoors for the girls 18s ... Reached the quarterfinals of the 2006 Tennis Sweden Junior Cup.

CAREER SINGLES STATISTICS
Year Overall Tourn. Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC) #4 (SEC) #5 (SEC) #6 (SEC)
2009-10 11-7 8-5 3-2 (0-0) -- -- -- 3-2 (0-0) -- --
2010-11 5-4 -- 5-4 (0-2) -- -- -- -- 2-0 (0-0) 3-4 (0-2)
2011-12 12-10 7-3 5-7 (2-5) -- -- -- -- 1-1 (0-0) 4-6 (2-5)
2012-13 15-16 6-7 9-9 (4-7) -- -- -- 1-1 (1-1) 1-2 (0-2) 7-6 (3-4)
Total 43-37 21-15 22-22 (6-14) -- -- -- 4-3 (1-1) 4-3 (0-2) 14-16 (5-11)

CAREER DOUBLES STATISTICS
Year Overall Tourn. Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC)
2009-10 8-6 6-4 2-2 (0-0) -- 2-2 (0-0) --
2010-11 4-5 -- 4-5 (0-3) -- 4-5 (0-3) --
2011-12 22-11 7-4 15-7 (7-4) -- 3-2 (0-0) 12-5 (7-4)
2012-13 22-10 6-7 16-3 (7-2) 1-1 (1-1) 15-2 (6-1) --
Total 56-32 19-15 37-17 (14-9) 1-1 (1-1) 24-11 (6-4) 12-5 (7-4)

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