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Nika Besker
Nika Besker
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Zagreb, Croatia
High School: Sports High School

Freshman • 2016-17
Saw action against Drew Espinsoa of Georgetown on Feb. 5, falling in two sets ... Battled against Vladutu of DePaul in the No. 6 position, falling in three sets ... Competed at the No. 6 position against Brroke Rischbieth of Northwestern on Jan. 21 .... Earned a pair of 6-0 marks against Lily O'Fagen of Boston University at the Harvard Invitational ... Tallied a triumph against Stony Brook's Ana Carrion, 6-2, 6-4 and a doubles point with June Lee at the Bulldog Invitational ... Secured a 6-4 doubles victory with Kaelli Thiel against Boston University at the Harvard Fall Classic … Opened her Harvard campaign at the No. 2 position in the Chris Evert flight at the ITA Grass Court Invitational, dropping a trio of tightly-contested matches. 

Before Harvard:
Recognized by Croatian Olympic Committee in 2014-15 and 2013-14 as fourth category, excellent athlete … In U18 was the doubles winner in 2016, singles semifinalist in 2015 and doubles runner up in 2013 at the National Championship … Three-time winner of Team National Championship in 2015, 2014, 2012 … Playing under U16, was a doubles winner and a singles semifinalist in 2013 in the National Championship … Finished first in doubles (2015), doubles runner up (2014) and singles semifinalist (2015, 2014) in the ITF and finished with a ITF ranking of 476 … Received an award from Zagreb Sports Association for best tennis player in U14 in Zagreb after finishing 2012 as No. 1 in Croatia … Has played with HTK Zagreb (Croatian Tennis Club) since 2009.

 

 

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