Daniela Bercek
Daniela Bercek

Player Profile

Novi Sad, Serbia & Montenegro

High School:
Economic High School of Novi Sad



Fall 2004 -- Listed at No. 10 in singles and No. 17 in doubles (w/Riza Zalameda) in the Preseason ITA Rankings ...Posted a 4-3 mark in fall singles action ...Played in the main draw at the Riviera/ITA All-American, reaching the round of 16 ... Advanced to the quarterfinals in singles at the Wilson/ITA Fall Regional Championships ...Also participated in the main draw at the ITA National Indoor Championships ...Teamed with Zalameda to go 11-2 in fall doubles play ...The duo advanced through qualifying to reach the quarterfinals at the Riviera/ITA All-American ...Won five-straight matches to win the doubles title at the Wilson/ITA Fall Regionals, earning a spot in the ITA National Indoor Championships ...Fell in the semifinals at the Indoors, losing to Northwestern's Cohen/Grier, 9-8(13).

2003-04 --Ended the season ranked No. 16 in singles and No. 12 in doubles (w/Lauren Fisher) ...Singles and doubles All-American ...Pac-10 Freshman of the Year ...Second-team All-Pac-10 selection ...Teamed with Fisher to capture the NCAA Doubles Championship in Athens, Ga. ...Member of the NCAA All-Tournament Team ...Led the team in both singles (25) and doubles (25) victories ...Posted a 20-3 mark in singles during dual-match play, splitting time between the Nos. 1-3 positions ...Played No. 1 singles during the NCAA Team Tournament ...Posted four wins over top-10 opponents in 2004, including No. 2 Raquel Kops-Jones of Cal (twice), No. 4 Megan Bradley of Miami and No. 6 Julie Coin of Clemson ...Qualified for the NCAA Singles Championships, falling in the first round ...Played most of her doubles matches with Fisher, going 15-8 overall and 10-7 in dual-match play ...Did not see any action in the fall ...Joined the team in January.

High School/Juniors --Attended Economic High School of Novi Sad "Svetozar Miletic" ...Ranked No. 1 in the Yugoslavian junior and senior rankings ...Listed at No. 47 in singles and No. 14 in doubles in the ITF Junior Rankings ...Doubles semifinalist at the Australian Open Junior Championships in 2001 ...Advanced to the second round in singles at the French Open that same year ...Also played in Junior Wimbledon ...Represented Yugoslavia in the Fed Cup in 2002 ...Has played futures and satellites tournaments ...Has been ranked as high as No. 530 in singles and No. 358 in doubles on the WTA Tour.

Personal --Full name is Daniela Bercek ...Born July 7, 1984 in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia ...Parents are Mihailo and Elizabeta Bercek ...Has one sister, Aleksandra ...Father is a former No. 1-ranked table tennis player in Yugoslavia ...Sister Aleksandra plays the cello ...Nickname is Nina.