No. 41-ranked De Klerk takes down No. 62-ranked Alex Sarkissian of Pepperdine in a three-set thriller
No. 41-ranked De Klerk becomes TU's 11th All-American with a 6-3, 6-2, win over Alabama's Jarryd Botha.
No. 41-ranked De Klerk defeated No. 63 Victor Valente of Georgia State in a three-set thriller, while No. 56 Marsland upset No. 14 Nik Scholtz of Mississippi
No. 41-ranked De Klerk faces No. 63 Victor Valente of Georgia State, while No. 56 Marsland faces No. 14 Nik Scholtz of Mississippi
Westbrook is named Central Region Head Coach of the Year, Marsland earns sportsmanship award and De Klerk is named the Player to Watch
Year Singles Doubles 2010-11 20-6 21-6 2011-12 11-18 12-10 Totals 31-24 33-16
TULSA - A two-time letterwinner and three-time all-conference performer . . . burst onto the scene his rookie season, earning both Conference USA Freshman of the Year honors and ITA Central Region Rookie of the Year laurels . . . started his career with a 19-0 singles record . . . entered the NCAA Singles Championship his freshman season as an alternate and narrowly missed out on upsetting No. 7 Alexandre Lacroix of Florida (falling 6-4, 4-6, 6-4) . . . named to the all-C-USA Singles First Team freshman and sophomore years . . . also named to the all-C-USA Doubles Second Team freshman year . . . honored as one half of the 2012 Conference USA Doubles Team of the Championship . . . been apart of two Conference USA Championship teams, and two teams that have made NCAA Round of 16 appearances . . . earned a career-high singles rank of No. 29 on Sept. 9, 2011 . . . reached a career-high doubles rank of No. 39 on March 1, 2011 . . . joined Tulsa in spring 2011.
SOPHOMORE (2011-12) - Played at the top of the lineup all year long, finishing the year with an 11-18 singles record with a 7-12 mark at the No. 1 position . . . compiled a 12-10 doubles record . . . named to the all-C-USA Singles First Team . . . honored as one half of the Conference USA Doubles Team of the Championship . . . recorded singles victories over No. 31 Sebastian Fanselow of Pepperdine and No. 86 Akash Muppidi of Boston College . . . earned a career-high ITA singles rank of No. 29 on Sept. 9.
FRESHMAN (2010-11) - Joined Tulsa in the spring and won his first 19 singles matches, ending his rookie campaign with a 20-6 record . . . finished the season with a 21-6 doubles mark, playing primarily at the second position . . . started at No. 6 singles and worked his way into the No. 2 position for the latter part of the year . . . competed in the first round of the NCAA Singles Championship as an alternate, falling to No. 7 Alexandre Lacroix of Florida 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 . . . earned Conference USA Freshman of the Year and ITA Central Region Rookie of the Year accolades . . . named to the all-C-USA Singles First Team and the all-C-USA Doubles Second Team . . . earned the Conference USA Player of the Week honors three times (January 25, March 1, April 5) . . . captured victories over two ranked opponents, No. 32 Ryan Thacher of Stanford and No. 79 Costin Paval of Oklahoma . . . earned a career-high ITA singles rank of No. 62 on May 2, 2011, and ended the year ranked No. 65 in the nation . . . won his first 14 matches with teammate Marcelo Arevalo before ending the year with a 17-4 mark in doubles as a tandem . . . teamed with Arevalo to defeat Ben Chen and Kellen Damico of Texas 9-7 in the NCAA Second Round to help Tulsa secure the doubles point and vault the Golden Hurricane into its first appearance in the Round of 16 . . . reached a career-high doubles rank with Arevalo of No. 39 on March 1, 2011.
PRIOR TO TULSA - De Klerk was the No. 1 player on his high school team at Stellenbosch HS team that won the Wayne Ferreira Challenge his sophomore and junior years . . . the challenge is an annual invitational pitting the top high school teams in a national championship tournament . . . De Klerk also captured three individual national championships in South Africa, the U-15, U-16 and U-18 national titles.
PERSONAL - Major is undecided . . . son of Minka and Ashton De Klerk . . . has two older siblings, Lize and Hanneri.
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