Joubert Klopper - Men's Tennis - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Joubert Klopper Season 2021-22

Class Junior
Hometown Bloemfontein, South Africa
High school Grey College Secondary School
Major Economics
Bio

Student-Athlete Features
VUCommodores.com — Klopper Perseveres for Commodores
ITA Tennis — After Two Major Injuries, Vanderbilit’s Joubert Klopper is Now Leading the Commodores to the SEC Tournament

Honors
• SEC Player of the Week (2/16/22)
• Three-time ITA Scholar-Athlete (2020, 2021, 2022)
• 2021 SEC Academic Honor Roll

Rankings
• Highest Singles Ranking: No. 88 (4/13/22)

Career Records (through 2021-22 season):
Singles: 44-22
Doubles: 17-10
Total: 61-32

As a Junior (2021-22)
• Posted a 15-9 mark in dual match play and 14-9 at the No. 2 singles spot
• Clinched three matches this season – vs. Virginia Tech (Feb. 13), vs. Belmont (Feb. 18) and vs. Alabama (March 27)
• Clinched five doubles points this season – vs. Wisconsin (Jan. 29), vs. The Citadel (Feb. 13), vs. Belmont (Feb. 18), vs. Arkansas (March 6) and vs. Alabama A&M (March 18)
• Earned five ranked singles wins this season – No. 5 Johannus Monday (vs. Tennessee, April 10), No. 26 Marcus McDaniel (Commodore Invite – vs. Georgia Tech, Oct. 15-17), No. 76 David Stevenson (Commodore Invite – vs. Memphis, Oct. 15-17), No. 98 Raphael Perot (vs. Texas A&M, March 11) and No. 114 Millen Hurrion (vs. Kentucky, March 25)
• Entered the ITA Ohio Valley Regional singles rankings for the first time in career at No. 11 on June 8
• Paired with George Harwell on Court 2, the duo won their first match together this season 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
• 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)