Joubert Klopper - Men's Tennis - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Joubert Klopper

Class Fifth Year
Hometown Bloemfontein, South Africa
High school Grey College Secondary School
Major Finance

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Student-Athlete Features
Beginnings and Endings – Klopper Earns Honors – Klopper Named Scholar-Athlete of the Year — Klopper Perseveres for Commodores
ITA Tennis — After Two Major Injuries, Vanderbilit’s Joubert Klopper is Now Leading the Commodores to the SEC Tournament

• 2024 Academic All-District Men’s Tennis Teams
• 2023 Academic All-District Men’s Tennis Teams
• 2023 SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year
• 2023 SEC Academic Honor Roll
• SEC Player of the Week (2/16/22)
• 2021-22 ITA Scholar-Athlete
• 2020-21 ITA Scholar-Athlete
• 2019-20 ITA Scholar-Athlete
• 2021-22 SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2020-21 SEC Academic Honor Roll

• Highest Singles Ranking: No. 59 (Preseason — 9/6/22)

Career Records (through 2023-24 season)
Singles: 72-63
Doubles: 50-36
Total: 122-99

As a Graduate (2023-24)
• Went undefeated 2-0 at the No. 1 singles position for the Commodores
• Contributed a point for the Dores with singles defeat over No. 69 Alabama opponent
• Claimed the lone Vanderbilt point with singles victory against Tennessee
• Alongside captain Jeremie Casabon, pulled out a three-set win over Ole Miss opponent to lead Dores to victory
• Posted a 15-17 singles record and went 17-10 in doubles

As a Senior (2022-23)
• Reached the doubles quarterfinals of the ITA Regional Championship with Macsen Sisam
• Held a six-match doubles win streak at the start of spring play (Feb. 4-19)
• Contributed a point for the Dores with singles defeat over No. 83 Alabama opponent
• Claimed the lone Vanderbilt point with singles victory against LSU
• Clinched the doubles point for the Dores with win over Arkansas in first round of SEC Tournament

As a Junior (2021-22)
• Entered the ITA Ohio Valley Regional singles rankings for the first time in career at No. 11 on June 8
• Led the Commodores in singles victories with a 27-12 record on the season
• Posted a 15-9 singles mark in dual match play, going 14-9 at the No. 2 singles spot
• Finished with a 16-8 overall doubles record, winning eight of 10 matches during the fall season
• Clinched matches against Virginia Tech (Feb. 13), Belmont (Feb. 18) and Alabama (March 27)
• Clinched the doubles point in matchups with Wisconsin (Jan. 29), The Citadel (Feb. 13), Belmont (Feb. 18), Arkansas (March 6) and Alabama A&M (March 18)
• Earned five ranked singles wins on the season — No. 5 Johannus Monday (Tennessee, April 10), No. 26 Marcus McDaniel (Georgia Tech, Oct. 15-17), No. 76 David Stevenson (Memphis, Oct. 15-17), No. 98 Raphael Perot (Texas A&M, March 11) and No. 114 Millen Hurrion (Kentucky, March 25)
• Paired with George Harwell on Court 2, the duo won their first match together after defeating Alberto Colas and Davide Tortora of Mississippi State, 6-1, on April 15

As a Sophomore (2020-21)
• 13-10 overall record in singles play
• 1-2 overall record in doubles play, all of which came during fall competition
• Competed primarily at Nos. 5 and 6 singles
• Started the spring season with five-straight wins in singles play

As a Freshman (2020)
• Joined the team in January 2020
• 4-1 overall record in singles play
• Did not play doubles
• Won all matches in straight sets
• Undefeated at home in Commodore debut
• Competed primarily at No. 5 and 6
• Remainder of season cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak on March 14

The Klopper File
• Major is finance and has a business minor
• Prepped under Gustav Fichardt
• Captain of Grey College First Tennis Team
• Ranked No. 1 tennis team in South Africa
• Honors Badge for Tennis
• Louis Esslin Cup for best sport and academic achievements
• Junior Bloemfontein Sport Star for two consecutive years (2018-19)