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  Jean-Julien Rojer
Jean-Julien Rojer

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Curacao, Netherlands-Antilles

High School:
All Star Academy

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 160

R/L:
Right

Fall 2002 —?Ranked No. 35 in singles and No. 1 in doubles in the Preseason ITA Rankings …?Did not see any action in the fall while playing various futures tournaments on the professional tour.

2001-02 — Doubles All-American …?Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 selection …?Finished the season with a 27-13 overall singles record …?Posted a 35-10 overall doubles mark teaming primarily with Marcin Matkowski …?Quarterfinalist at the Omni Hotels Regionals …?Posted an 18-7 record in dual-match play …?Saw most of his action at Nos. 2 and 3 singles …?Won all four of his matches at the NCAA Team Championships in College Station, TX …?Teamed with Matkowski to form the country’s No. 1 doubles team for much of the year …?Pac-10 Doubles Champions …?Pac-10 Doubles Team of the Year …?The duo won three fall tournaments, posting an impressive 14-1 record …?Became just the third UCLA doubles team in history to win the ITA All-American Championships …?Defeated top-seeded Lipsky/Martin of Stanford, 8-5 in the finals … Downed Pepperdine’s Garland/Hansen, 8-6 in the finals of the adidas Invitational …?Also took home the title at the ITA Regionals, defeating Pepperdine’s Graeff/Suter, 8-5 in that final …?Only loss came to Notre Dame’s Smith/Taborga in the quarterfinals at the Omni Hotels National Championships …?Ranked No. 18 in the fall ITA singles rankings …?Posted a 9-4 fall record …?Reached the consolation final at the ITA All-American, however that final was cancelled due to rain …?Lost in the consolation final at the adidas Invitational …?Also reached the quarterfinals at the ITA Regionals.

2000-01 — 2001 singles and doubles All-American … First-team All-Pac-10 selection … Recipient of the 2001 ITA “Player to Watch Award” … Finished the year ranked No. 15 in the final ITA singles rankings …?Posted a 29-17 overall singles record … UCLA’s No. 1 singles player all season …?Reached the round of 16 at the NCAA Championships, falling to eventual champion Matias Boeker …?Reached the finals at the ITA Regionals … Won the Sherwood Collegiate Cup, defeating Stanford’s Ryan Haviland … Reached the consolation final of Rolex National Indoors, losing to Georgia’s Bo Hodge …Defeated No. 5 Alex Kim of Stanford to clinch team championship at National Indoors … Was one match shy of reaching the Pac-10 Championship finals, falling to No. 21 K.J. Hippensteel of Stanford …Teamed with Jean-Noel Grinda at No. 1 in doubles …Tandem ranked No. 7 in the final ITA rankings, finishing with a 27-13 overall record … Fell in the first round at the NCAA Championships … The pair captured the ITA Regional title in November … Tandem also won the Rolex National Indoor consolation final in Feb.

1999-00 — Ranked No. 70 in singles and No. 23 in doubles with Jean-Noel Grinda in the final ITA rankings … Pac-10 Freshman of the Year … Second-team All-Pac-10 selection … Posted a 27-4 overall singles record and a 24-3 dual match mark …?Dropped only one dual match during the regular-season, falling to Stanford’s Scotty Scott at the National Indoors …?Recorded the team’s longest win streak (13 matches) from March 11 to April 28 …?In doubles, finished the season with a 21-2 overall record and a 21-1 record in dual matches (w/Grinda), playing primarily in the No. 2 position …?Went 2-0 in doubles at the NCAA Regionals …?Duo defeated Blue and Crowell of Texas in NCAA round of 16 … Teamed with Grinda to defeat Fitzpatrick and Podbury of Tennessee 8-6 in the NCAA quarterfinals … Fell in singles to Peter Handoyo of Tennessee, 6-0, 6-1.

High School/Juniors — One of the top juniors in the world … Highest ITF Juniors ranking in 1999 was No. 12 … Participated in the Pan-American Games in 1998 … Participated in the Davis Cup for Netherlands-Antilles … Florida State Champion in ’96, ’97, ’98 and ’99 … Named Most Valuable Player at the All Star Academy in 1999 … Named All-Dade County Athlete of the year in ’96, ’97 and ’98 … GMCA Champion in 1995 … Member of the Racing club team in Curacao … At age 14, became the youngest player to win the club open championships as well as the national championships.

Personal — Full name is Jean-Julien Rojer … Born August 25, 1981 in Curacao, Netherlands … Decided to attend UCLA because of its top tennis program and its academic reputation … Enjoys tennis because of its competitive nature and because it allows him to travel and meet people with the same interests … Majoring in sociology.


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