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Matija Palinic
Matija Palinic

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Zagreb, Croatia

High School:
Distance Learning School

07/27/2012

BIG EAST Recognizes 2011-12 All-Academic Team

A total of 150 DePaul student-athletes were honored by the conference

05/15/2012

Palinic Earns Two ITA Midwest Region Awards

Blue Demon senior was recognized for his sportsmanship, scholarship and leadership

04/21/2012

Weather Shortens Men's BIG EAST Tennis Championship

Storms cancel men's consolation bracket

04/20/2012

Men's Tennis Falls to USF

Blue Demons play Villanova on Saturday at 11 a.m. (CT)

04/14/2012

Marquette Slips Past DePaul on Senior Day

Blue Demons drop final match of the regular season, travel to Tampa for BIG EAST Championship

Demon Notes:
Earned BIG EAST All-Academic honors in 2009, 2010 and 2011... 2009 ITA Scholar Athlete... 2012 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Midwest winner of the Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award and the Rafael Osuna Sportsmanship Award.

Senior Season 2011-12 (Singles: 15-14 | Doubles: 11-10))
2012 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Midwest winner of the Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award and the Rafael Osuna Sportsmanship Award... BIG EAST Player of the Week on Mar. 7... played singles in the No. 3, 4, and 5 positions... went 11-10 in the fourth spot and was 2-0 in the No. 5 spot... season-long five-match winning streak from Feb. 24-Mar. 3... during his streak, won all five matches in straight sets... closed out his career with a win over his Marquette opponent on April 13... teamed-up with Adam Reinhart for a 7-4 mark in the No. 3 doubles... won two matches at the Purdue Fall Invitational... participated in the ITA All-American prequalifying bracket and won his opening match... teamed-up with George Chanturia for a 1-2 mark in doubles.

2011 Fall Season (4-7 Singles | 1-2 Doubles)
Won two matches at the Purdue Fall Invitational... participated in the ITA All-American prequalifying bracket and won his opening match... teamed-up with George Chanturia for a 1-2 mark in doubles

2010-11 Junior Season (Singles: 19-15 | Doubles: 15-11):
Teamed up with George Chanturia to win the Purdue Fall Invitational B-Doubles title... went 6-1 in doubles play with its only loss in the Round of 16 at the ITA Midwest Regional... started the season with three straight wins at the C-Flight of the Purdue Invitational... finished in third place at the Jack Vredevelt Invitational... saw action in the No. 2, No. 3, and No. 4 positions... posted a 7-5 record in the No. 3 spot and went 1-0 in the fourth position... closed out the season with four straight victories including a 2-0 mark at the BIG EAST Championship... went 3-1 against BIG EAST opponents... posted a 17-11 mark in doubles including a 16-11 mark when paired with George Chanturia.

2009-10 Sophomore Season (Singles: 19-20| Doubles: 4-16):
Finished the season on a three-match winning streak... went 19-20 in singles action and played in the number one, two, three and five positions... registered a 10-5 record during the fall portion of the schedule... qualified for the Midwest Regional after winning three qualifying matches... went 4-5 in the number three position... scored DePaul's only point in the Blue Demon's 4-1 loss to No. 61 Harvard... recorded a 4-16 mark in doubles play.

2008-09 Freshman Season (Singles: 6-6 | Doubles: 9-7):
Joined the team at the beginning of the dual season... recorded six singles wins in the No. 5 and No. 6 singles match... partnered with Jose Moncada for five doubles victories while tallying three wins with Bartosz Jozwiak.

High School:
Rank No. 4 in Croatia in the 18-and-under age group... reached 368 on the International Tennis Federation junior rankings.

Personal:
Son of Josko and Sandra Palinic... has one younger brother, Filip... enrolled in the College of Commerce and intends to major in business management.