Boris  Conkic

Boris Conkic


Novi Sad, Serbia

High School:
Ekonomsko Trqovinska Skola

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 171

Career Singles Record: 108-34
Highest Singles Ranking: No. 20 (9.4.2009)
Career Doubles Record: 115-24
Highest Doubles Ranking: No. 1 with John-Patrick Smith (3.1.2011)

Feature Content
May 2011: Ace or Fault? Episode 1 (Video)
February 2011: From Serbia to Knoxville
February 2011: Catching up with Boris Conkic
March 2010: Building a Doubles Program Based on Fundamentals, Complementing
March 2010: Tennessee's Success in Doubles Not Without Hard Work
October 2009: Catching up with Boris Conkic
October 2009: Smith Completes Test at All-American

2011 ITA All-America (Doubles)
2011 ITA Doubles Team of the Year (with John-Patrick Smith)
2011 First Team All-SEC
2011 SEC Player of the Week (one time)
2011 ITA National Team Indoor Championships All-Tournament Team (No. 1 Doubles)
2011 Rainbow Warrior Challenge All-Tournament Team
2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll

2010 First Team All-SEC
2010 SEC All-Tournament Team
2010 ITA National Team Indoor Championships All-Tournament Team (No. 2 Doubles)
2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll

2009 Second Team All-SEC
2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll

2008 Second Team All-SEC
2008 SEC All-Freshman Team
2008 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

Singles Titles
2010 SEC Coaches Indoor Championships
2007 UNLV Fall Classic

Doubles Titles
2009 ITA All-American Championship (with John-Patrick Smith)
2009 ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championship (with Rhyne Williams)

2010-11 (Senior)
Earned ITA All-America honors for the first time in his career, picking up the banner thanks to his doubles performance with fellow senior John-Patrick Smith ... He and Smith were ranked No. 1 from March 1 through the end of the season and finished 27-4 together, including 22-2 at the No. 1 position in dual matches ... They were named the ITA Doubles Team of the Year thanks to that end-season top ranking ... Named All-SEC for the fourth time in his career -- just one of six Vols to ever be all-conference all four seasons ... Finished 2-0 in singles and 3-0 in doubles in the Vols' run to the finals of the ITA National Team Indoor Championships, being named to the all-tournament team at No. 1 doubles for his performance ... Nabbed SEC Player of the Week honors for the first time after ITA National Indoors ... Moved up from the No. 5 to the No. 4 singles spot in the Vols' lineup and won 6 of his final 7 career matches ... Doubles finalist with Smith at the SEC Coaches Indoor Championships ... Finished career ranked eighth in singles (108) and fourth in doubles (115) in UT history ... One of only four Vols to finish his career with at least 100 wins in both singles and doubles ... Took the fall semester off to play tournaments in Serbia and the U.S.

2009-10 (Junior)
Finished 29-13 in singles and an impressive 41-5 in doubles ... Earned access into the NCAA Championship field in singles and doubles with Rhyne Williams ... Reached the round of 32 in singles before falling to eventual champion Bradley Klahn of Stanford ... Earned First Team All-SEC for the first time in his career and was also named to the SEC All-Tournament Team after clinching two victories for the Vols at the No. 2 position, including the 4-0 shutout of Florida in the final ... Teamed up with Rhyne Williams to put together a 34-4 season, which is the fourth-most doubles victories in a season in UT history ... Conkic and Williams were named to the ITA National Team Indoor All-Tournament team after going 3-0 in the tournament at No. 2 doubles ... Became the sixth Vol to capture the singles title SEC Indoor Championships in January, defeating Javier Garrapiz 7-5, 6-2 in the final ... Ranked a career-best No. 20 in singles by the ITA in the preseason poll ... Reached the finals of the third flight at the UVa Ranked Plus One Invitational ... Teamed up with John-Patrick Smith for the first time in his career to win five matches on their way to the prestigious doubles title at the ITA All-American Championships ... Partnered with Williams for the rest of the fall season, finishing 9-2 as a pair ... He and Williams defeated Smith and Davey Sandgren to win doubles at the ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships ... Two weeks later, he and Williams reached the semifinals of the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships.

Summer 2009
Competed in doubles at the World University Games with Serbian partner Aleksander Grubin ... Upset No. 5-ranked team in the first round before eventually losing to No. 2-seeded Hsin-Han Lee and Hsien-Peng Yi 6-4, 7-5 in the semifinals.

2008-09 (Sophomore)
Second-team All-SEC ... Finished 29-8 in singles and was ranked as high as 20th nationally ... Improved his career record to 57-14 ... Competed primarily in the No. 2 position during team completion and was 12-7 against nationally-ranked opponents, including a victory over No. 6 Justin Kronauge of Ohio State in straight sets ... Also defeated No. 13 Jordan Rux of Baylor 6-3, 6-3 ... Notched a new career best by winning 12 consecutive matches from March 13 through April 24 ... Posted a 9-1 record in SEC competition ... Finished 25-8 in doubles with teammate Matteo Fago. It was the eighth-most doubles victories in a season in school history ... Moved up the list with 33 doubles wins with Fago to rank ninth on the career list ... Ranked as high as No. 21 in doubles with Fago.

2007-08 (Freshman)
Second-team All-SEC selection ... All-SEC Freshmen team ... Finished freshman season with 28-6 singles record ... Winning percentage of 82.4% ranks seventh on UT's single season winning percentage list ... Had a 6-3 record against ranked opponents ... Highest ranked player defeated was 19th-ranked Robbye Poole of Ole Miss, 6-1, 7-6 ... Clinched a UT win three times ... Capped Vols comeback from3-1 deficit at Auburn with 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 win over Terence Nugent at the No. 3 position ... Also, clinched wins over Kentucky and Middle Tennessee ... Went 8-2 in singles action in the SEC ... At one point, won 12-of-13 singles matches during dual match play ... Went 21-7 in doubles ... Ranked as high as 35th with partner Davey Sandgren ... Clinched the doubles point for UT 10 times ... Three of those 10 doubles points came in 4-3 Vol victories including UT's win over Georgia, where he partnered with Matteo Fago to win 8-4 over UGA's No. 3 doubles duo ... Clinched doubles point in UT's thrilling come-from-behind doubles point win against Baylor in the NCAA round of 16 with 9-8(2) win at the No. 3 position ... Started spring ranked 28th in the singles poll ... Nine singles victories in the fall tied with fellow freshman Jeremy Tweedt for most by a Vol ... Won the UNLV Fall Classic ... Defeated four players on his way to the title including 27th-ranked Elliott Wronski of UNLV ... Advanced to the doubles final with partner Davey Sandgren at the UNLV Fall Classic but had to withdraw from the tournament after Sandgren was injured ... Made UT debut at Charles Fluitt Invitational winning two singles matches ... Advanced to the round of 32 at the ITA Southeast Indoor Regionals ... Defeated 24th-ranked Marek Sramek of South Alabama 6-0, 6-2 at the Indoor Regionals ... Did not begin play until the middle of October.

Prior to Tennessee
Was National Champion in the Serbia 18&U ... Two-time European team champion 16&U and 18&U ... 18&U Region Player of Year in 2004 ... Senior Region Player of Year in 2005 ... High ATP singles rank of 573 ... ETA ranking in 14&U and 16&U was in top-15.

Academic Major: Sports Management ... Parents: Milan and Judit Conkic ... Full name: Boris Conkic ... Born June 5, 1987 in Novi Sad, Serbia



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