No. 41-ranked De Klerk becomes the first TU player to reach the NCAA semifinals with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 triumph over No. 13-ranked Evan King of Michigan
The Golden Hurricane will match up against the Spartans in the first round of the NCAA Championships on Friday
TULSA - A three-year letterwinner . . . a three-time All-American and three-time Conference USA Player of the Year . . . has compiled a career 88-22 singles record and a career 61-28 doubles record . . . won the 2006 Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Tennis Championship, marking the first national championship won by a Tulsa tennis player or a Conference USA tennis athlete . . . claimed the 2008 ITA Central Region Singles Championship . . . placed second in doubles with partner Philip Stephens at the 2008 D'Novo All-American Tennis Championships.
FALL (2008) - Posted a 16-3 singles record and a 6-2 doubles mark . . . compiled a 9-3 singles record and a 6-2 doubles record against nationally-ranked opponents . . . ranked No. 6 in the ITA Men's Singles preseason rankings . . . won the ITA Central Region Singles Championship without losing a single set throughout the entire tournament . . . advanced to the round of 16 in singles at the D'Novo All-American Championships . . . claimed second-place in doubles at the D'Novo All-American with partner Philip Stephens . . . advanced to the semifinals in both singles and doubles at the ITA National Indoor Championships . . . named C-USA Men's Tennis Player of the Month twice.
JUNIOR (2007-08) - Finished the season with a 22-9 singles record including a 12-9 record against ranked opponents . . . advanced to the round of 16 in singles at the NCAA Tournament . . . finished the year as the 11th-ranked player in the country . . . posted a 21-6 doubles record . . . named an ITA Singles All-American . . . earned his third C-USA Player of the Year honor after leading Tulsa to its third consecutive conference title . . . named first-team all-C-USA in singles and named to the all-conference team in doubles . . . named to the C-USA all-academic team . . . earned ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI At-Large first-team accolades . . . reached the quarterfinals of the 2007 Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Championship in doubles . . . lost his bid to repeat as champion at the Polo All-American, falling to San Diego's Thomas Liversage in the round of 32.
SOPHOMORE (2006-07) - Compiled a 31-7 record, taking his career record to 50-10 over two seasons . . . won the Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Singles Championship, winning six straight matches against ranked competition without losing a set, while also going 4-1 in doubles competition . . . earned his second straight All-America honor by advancing to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Men's Tennis Singles Championship, falling to eventual champion Somdev Devvarman of Virginia . . . advanced farther in the NCAA Singles Tournament than any other TU tennis player since the tournament moved to its current format in 1977 . . . was named the Conference USA Player of the Year for a second straight year . . . selected the Outstanding Singles Player of the Championship following TU's second straight C-USA title . . . was named Conference USA Player of the Month for October . . . only played doubles in the Wilson/ITA Central Regional and, along with Federico Soriano, reached the final but lost to teammates Diego Camacho and Ross Cunningham . . . compiled a 23-12 doubles record with Federico Soriano . . . amassed a 17-6 record against ranked competition . . . achieved TU's highest individual ranking when he climbed to the number two position in the February 21, 2007 rankings . . . was twice selected the C-USA Player of the Week in the spring . . . honored as C-USA's Men's Tennis Scholar Athlete of the Year . . . was named to Cosida/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District first team.
FRESHMAN (2005-06) - Did not compete in the fall . . . posted a 19-3 singles record and an 11-8 doubles mark in the spring . . . received All-America honors as he advanced to the Sweet 16 at the NCAA Singles Championship . . . finished the season ranked No. 7 in the ITA rankings . . . posted an 11-2 record against ranked opponents . . . with doubles partner Aleksander Charpantidis, tallied an 8-5 win over Arkansas' 22nd-ranked Rohan Gajjar and Matt Roberts, and a 9-8 victory over Louisville's 32nd-ranked Jeremy Clark and Jakob Gustafsson . . . the duo registered a No. 59 ITA doubles ranking on May 1st . . . named the team MVP . . . selected as the C-USA Player of the Year . . . earned first-team all-conference merits in singles and was named to the all-conference team in doubles . . . named C-USA Player of the Week four times (Feb. 7, Feb. 21, March 14, March 21) and TU Student-Athlete of the Week on March 20th . . . selected as the Blue Gray Classic Most Valuable Player . . . named the ITA Central Regional and National Player to Watch . . . received ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District VI At-Large Second-Team honors . . . was a C-USA All-Academic Honoree.
PRIOR TO TULSA - Owned a No. 72 ranking in Spain and a No. 693 ATP ranking . . . was the singles champion at the Catalonia Championship for the U18 category . . . led his team to the Catalonia Championship.
PERSONAL - Working towards his master's degree in business administration . . . born March 5, 1985 . . . parents are Gemma Davi and Joan Brugues.
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