Miljana Jocic
Miljana Jocic

Hometown:
Novi Sad, Serbia

High School:
High School of Economics

Height:
5-11

Plays:
Right


2010-11 (SENIOR): Had a productive 9-3 singles record during the fall but was slowed by injuries that limited her playing time in the spring ... Won all three of her matches at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic in September ... Won the Flight C title at the Wildcat Invitational in Evanston, Ill., to end her fall campaign in October ... Had a 2-1 record through the Gamecocks' first six dual matches but left the singles lineup after her Feb. 13 match-up against Illinois ... Returned in singles against Tennessee on April 8 and scored a straight set victory against Millie Nichols at the No. 6 spot to help the Gamecocks pull a near-upset of the 14th-ranked Lady Volunteers ... Perhaps her most important victory came in South Carolina's penultimate match of the year versus Arizona in the first round of NCAA play ... Jocic defeated Jane Huh at No. 6 singles in straight sets to help Carolina secure a 4-2 win after losing the doubles point ... Recorded an impressive doubles win playing with Katerina Popova at the No. 3 position against No. 1 Florida in the regular season with an 8-4 triumph over Olivia Janowicz and Joanna Mather ... A member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the fourth year in a row ... Graduated in December 2011 with a degree in hospitality management.

2009-10 (JUNIOR): Had a breakout season for South Carolina her junior year ... Named the team's Most Valuable Player ... Jocic's 28 singles victories were the most by any Gamecock in 2009-10 ... Began the fall season by winning her flight at the SEC Fall Coaches Classic in September ... Reached the finals of her draw at the Furman Fall Classic and won the backdraw of her flight at the Wolverine Invitational ... Beginning with the Winthrop match Feb. 17, Jocic started an 11-match winning streak ... Clinched South Carolina's come-from-behind victory at Colorado with a three-set triumph on court four ... Teamed with Rita Maisak at No. 2 doubles to clinch the 1-0 lead against Alabama on March 12 and then won her singles contest in straight sets to help the Gamecocks win 4-3 ... She and Maisak won a critical doubles match at Ole Miss that clinched doubles and proved to be the difference in a 4-3 victory over the Rebels ... Won her singles match in a 4-3 win against Illinois as well ... Defeated Naoko Ueshima from Georgia twice during the spring, avenging two losses to her the previous spring ... The second time she beat her clinched South Carolina's 4-1 triumph over the Bulldogs in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament, its first win over UGA in Athens, Ga., since 1996 ... It also marked South Carolina's first appearance in the SEC Tournament semifinals since 2002 and just the third in school history ... Played doubles primarily at the No. 2 position with Maisak, Anya Morgina and Madeleine Saari-Byström ... Her best record in doubles came with Morgina, as the two were 3-0 on court two and 2-2 at No. 3 doubles ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2008-09 (SOPHOMORE): Came back from a knee injury that shortened her freshman season to become a key contributor in the Gamecocks' lineup in both singles and doubles ... Became a fixture a No. 5 singles and No. 2 doubles during the second half of the season ... Combined with 2009 senior Gira Schofield to form a highly successful doubles team for the Gamecocks at the second spot ... The two were 17-4 together and went 14-3 at two doubles, winning their final eight matches of the season ... Snuck in the final national doubles rankings of the season at No. 72 ... It was the first time in Jocic's career she earned a national singles or doubles ranking ... She and Schofield posted a perfect 4-0 record in the NCAA Tournament in helping the Gamecocks win the doubles point each time en route to an Elite Eight appearance, the furthest the team has advanced in its history ... Earned an impressive 6-4, 6-3 over Caroline Lilley in a key 5-2 win for the Gamecocks against Kentucky, a team ranked No. 14 in the nation at the time ... Became a truly fierce competitor after suffering a loss against Florida International on March 20 ... Jocic then won six of her next seven singles matches ... All six of Jocic's victories during the span came in straight sets ... Besides Kentucky, Jocic posted SEC triumphs against players from Mississippi State, Ole Miss, LSU, Auburn and Alabama ... Named an ITA Scholar Athlete ... Earned a place on the SEC Academic Honor Roll as well.

2007-08 (FRESHMAN): One of five Gamecocks to reach 20 wins in singles play for the year ... Started her collegiate career with an impressive 14-4 fall record ... Won all three matches she played at the UVa Invitational in September ... Snagged three victories in four contests at the Wildcat Invitational in October ... Won flight B-2 at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships with four straight-set matches in which she lost a total of just six games ... Had a nine-match winning streak during the fall and won 14 of 15 during a span that extended into the spring campaign ... Reached the semifinals of the SEC Fall Coaches Classic in Auburn, Ala. ... Began the spring season winning her first five matches in straight sets against Troy, College of Charleston, Harvard, Furman and Winthrop ... Lost just 17 games during those five matches ... Picked up a strong 6-3, 6-3 triumph over Alaina Trgovich from Kentucky at No. 4 singles in her first SEC match ... Notched an 8-5 doubles record playing with Megan McGavock during every fall tournament except the SEC Fall Coaches Classic ... The pair won the B-1 flight at the Southern Intercollegiates ... Had her season cut short after losing three matches in a row in March due to a knee injury ... Underwent a minor operation in April to successfully repair it ... Named to the SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended the High School of Economics in Novi Sad, Serbia ... Played her first ITF Juniors event in September 2003 at the fifth Yugoslavia Junior Open ... Won three matches in the qualify draw, first against Dunja Antunovic and then was a 6-2, 6-2 winner over Katarina Vranic ... Took out Alja Zec-Peskiric 6-4, 6-1 to reach the main draw ... Suffered a first-round loss to Yulia Stupak ... Reached the main draw of the 2004 Pancevo International in Serbia and became a semifinalist ... Defeated Anastasia Poltoratskaya from Russia in the round of 32 by scores of 6-4, 6-3 ... Followed with a 6-1, 6-4 win against Maria Miziouk and then took a 6-3, 6-2 decision from Katerina Polunina in the quarters ... Lost to Olga Panova in the semifinal round ... Played in the Pancevo International in 2005 as well ... Competed at the Heiveld Flanders Indoor Junior Championships in 2004 ... Played limited doubles matches on the ITF Junior Circuit ... Partnered with Katarina Milinkovic for two matches and also with Volha Duko and Ivana Milutinovic for some additional contests ... Her career-high combined ranking as a junior was No. 747 in the world ... Held a 4-4 overall record in singles matches as an ITF Juniors competitor.

CAREER SINGLES STATISTICS
Year Overall Tourn. Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC) #4 (SEC) #5 (SEC) #6 (SEC)
2007-08 20-8 14-4 6-4 (1-3) -- -- -- 1-2 (1-2) 3-1 (0-1) 2-1
2008-09 16-16 4-5 12-11 (6-4) -- -- -- 3-4 (0-0) 7-6 (6-3) 2-1 (0-1)
2009-10 28-8 11-3 17-5 (7-2) -- -- -- 8-3 (4-1) 7-1 (3-1) 2-1 (0-0)
2010-11 13-7 9-3 4-4 (1-2) -- -- -- -- 0-1 (0-1) 4-3 (0-2)
Total 77-39 38-15 39-24 (15-11) -- -- -- 12-9 (5-3) 17-9 (9-6) 10-6 (0-3)

CAREER DOUBLES STATISTICS
Year Overall Tourn. Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC)
2007-08 15-12 11-6 4-6 (0-4) -- 4-6 (0-4) --
2008-09 22-13 5-5 17-8 (4-4) -- 15-4 (4-1) 2-4 (0-3)
2009-10 15-15 5-3 10-12 (2-9) -- 8-10 (2-9) 2-2 (0-0)
2010-11 14-11 7-4 7-7 (4-4) -- 4-6 (2-3) 3-1 (2-1)
Total 66-51 28-18 38-33 (10-21) -- 31-26 (8-17) 7-7 (2-4)

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