Smrikva Bowl Tournament

SB US University Club

Smrikva Bowl US University Club aims to list talented players who were able to get scholarship and continue their studies in the United States.

The following list is based on public information and will be updated.

As of December 2018, the 2009 Smrikva Bowl generation was eligible to present their candidacy to play tennis at University level in the US therefore the players who played Smrikva Bowl from 1996 till 2009 were taken into account and the list of 140+ players is the following:


15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 (109 tennis talents) – 2

Girls – 1
Mihaela Marculescu (ROU) – Harvard University

Boys – 1
Ewen Lumsden (GBR) – Washington University


14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 (99 tennis talents) – 11

Girls – 6
Georgina Walker (GBR) – Furman University
Milica Panić (SRB) – University of Montana
Georgina Axon (GBR) – Auburn University
Michaela Gordon (USA) – Stanford University
Ashley Lahey (USA) – Pepperdine University
Giulia Turconi (USA) – University of South Carolina

Boys – 5
Max Stewart (GBR) – Oklahoma University
Alvaro Regalado Pedrol (ESP) – Columbus State University
Atakan Gezer (TUR) – Rollins College
Thomas Smalley (GBR) – University of Northern Colorado
Vito Tonejc (CRO) – DePaul University


13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 (104 tennis talents) – 18 + 1

Girls – 11 + 1
Marija Curnic (CRO) – University of Pennsylvania
Nikolina Jovic (BiH) – University of Louisville
Katerina Jokic (BiH) – University of Georgia
Iulia Maria Ivascu (ROM) – Texas A&M University
Paola Maza (Puerto Rico) – Purdue University
Estela Perez Somarriba (ESP) – University of Miami
Zala Dovnik (SLO) – Purdue University
Nina Marjanovic (SRB) – St.John’s University New York
Petra Granic (CRO) – The University of Texas
Ingrid Neel (USA) – Rochester University
Paulina Ferrari (USA) – Columbia University in the City of New York

Maia Lumsden (GBR) – University of Stirling (GBR)

Boys – 7
Karlo Boljat (CRO) – Washington Dawgs University
Matko Varga (CRO) – Radford University
Grega Kokalj (SLO) – Drury University
Sven Lah (SLO) – Baylor University
Charles Broom (UK) – Dartmouth Unviersity
Bruno Novakovic (CRO) – City College of New York
William Blumberg (USA) – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 (90 tennis talents) – 19 + 1

Girls – 9
Petra Granic (CRO) –University of Texas
Lana Rush (UK) – Texas Tech University
Sara Mitrakovic (SLO) – University of Detroit Mercy
Silvia Chinellato (I) ) –University of South Carolina
Ksenija Dmitrovic (SRB) – US University
Eden Richardson (UK) – Lousiana State University
Marija Curnic (CRO) – University of Pennsylvania
Ndindi Ndunda (USA) – Fresno State University
Dominique Garley (USA) –Gonzaga University

Boys – 10 + 1
Nicolo De Fraia (I) –University of Central Florida
Dylan Bednarczyk (CAN) – Oklahoma State University
Filip Grbic (SRB) – University at Buffalo
Vincent Giallespie (UK) – Drake University
Karlo Lozic (CRO) – Cornell University
Max Darrington (UK) – Marist University
Alek Gracin (CRO) – University of Charleston
Gonzalo Morell Raschiatore (ESP) – Middle Tennessee State University
Eduardo Nava (USA) – Wake Forest University – The University of Alabama
Fran Tonejc (CRO) – DePaul University

Edi Budisavljevic (CRO) – Hong Kong University (HKG)


11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 (75 tennis talents) – 18

Girls – 6
Anja Bebic (CRO) – Northern Illinios University
Isidora Petkovic (SCG) – Union College
Adriana Rajkovic (CRO) – Old Dominion University
Giulia Pairone (ITA) – University of Arkansas, Michigan
Tea Jandric (CRO) – The University of Mississippi – Ole Miss
Christina Makarova (USA) – Duke University

Boys – 12
Filip Kraljevic (CRO) –The University of Mississippi – Ole Miss
David Micevski (MAK) – University of Utah Athletics
Vasek Slezak (CZE) – University of Hawaii at Hilo (West)
Aziz Kijametovic (BiH) – Old Dominion University
Matej Kostandinov (SUI) – University of Wisconsin – Green Bay
Ross James Wilson (GBR) – coach at the University of Iowa
Jan Pehnec (CRO) – Oral Roberts University
Mladen Mitak (CRO) – Brown University
Alessandro Giuliato (ITA) – University of Hawaii at Hilo (West)
Maks Tekavec (SLO) (7) – University of Michigan
Nur-Hamza Peljto (BIH) – Texas A&M University of Quatar
Aries Wong (USA) – US Naval Academy


10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 (90 tennis talents) – 27 + 1

Girls – 13
Maja Salibasic (BIH) – Georgetown University
Sabina Jeresic (CRO) – US University A-State Red Wolves
Vladica Babic (SCG) – Oklahoma State University
Blaga Delic (CRO) – University of Nevada
Anamarija Banic (CRO) –Dallas Baptist University
Claudia Herrero Garcia (ESP) – US University Mountain West
Ivanka Mocic (CRO) –Lander University
Martin Lozano Laura (ESP) – Southern Utah University
Ormeno Ruiz Nuria (ESP) –University of Colorado Boulder
Saska Gavrilovska (SCG) –Texas A&M University, Sam Houston State University
Ella Perinovic (CRO) – Western Michigan University
Dorothy Tang (USA) – Princeton University
Maria Martin Lozano (ESP) – Ohio State University

Boys – 14 + 1
Ivan Saveljic (SCG) – NC State University
Matej Kostandinov (SUI) – University of Wisconsin – Green Bay
Aziz Kijametovic (BiH) – Old Dominion University
Igor Saveljic (SCG) – NC State University
Valentin Horvat (SLO) – Georgia State University
Mladen Mitak (CRO) – Brown University
Vaclav Slezak (CZ) –University of Hawai, Troy University
Zvonimir Babic (CRO) – Missisipi University Ole Miss
Iustin Baciu (ROM) – University of Nortwestern Ohio
Harry Busby (UK) – The University of Arizona
Carlos Benito Hergueta (ESP) – Georgia Institute of Technology
Jose Gracia (USA) – The University of Oklahoma
Jeffrey Schorsch (USA) – Valparaiso University
Yale Goldberg (USA) – Stanford University

Jerome Schmutz (SUI) – University of St.Gallen (SUI)


9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 (72 tennis talents) – 14

Girls – 5
Saska Gavrilovska (SCG) –Texas A&M University, Sam Houston State University
Maja Salibasic (BIH) – Georgetown University
Darija Catipovic (SCG) – Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Anna Mamalat (USA) – Texas A&M University
Blair Shankle (USA) – Baylor University & Hankamer School of Business

Boys – 9
Alberto De Meo (ITA) – University of North Florida
Danil Zelenkov (MAK) – George Washington University
Valentin Horvat (SLO) – Georgia State Univesrsity
Amar Saletovic (BIH) –Oral Roberts University
Giacomo Campus (ITA) – Tampa preparatory school
Karlo Skvorc (CRO) – Alabama State University
Zvonimir Babic (CRO) – Missisipi University Ole Miss
Mitchell Polnet (USA) – University of Virginia
Ryan Andrada (USA) – University of Nevada


8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 (86 tennis talents) – 10

Girls – 5
Jennifer Ren (GBR) – Fresno Pacific University & Boston College
Matea Cutura (CRO) – Pepperdine University
Maja Salibasic (BIH) – Georgetown University
Karen Forman (USA) – Wake Forest University
Katie Klyczek (USA) – Indiana University

Boys – 5
Alen Salibasic (BIH) –Drake University
Karlo Skvorc (CRO) – Alabama State University
Robert Đula (CRO) – Eastern Washington University
Emmett Egger (USA) – University of Washington
Robert Stineman (USA) ) – Stanford University


7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 (57 tennis talents) – 7

Girls – 5
Nika Juricic (CRO) – Missouri Baptist University & Baylor College of Medicine
Nikolina Grbac (CRO) – The University of New Mexico Lobos
Ema Burgic (BIH) –Baylor University
Jordaan Sanford (USA) – Baylor University
Morgan Basil (USA) – University of Louisiana-Lafayette

Boys – 2
Antonio Lupieri (CRO) – Baylor University
Tomislav Gregurovic (CRO) – Wichita State University


6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 – (43 tennis talents) – 3

Girls – 2
Nikolina Grbac (CRO) – The University of New Mexico Lobos
Ivana Katavić (CRO) – University of the Incarnate Word

Boys -1
Sven Lalić – Indiana University


5th Smrikva Bowl 2000 – (30 tennis talents) – 2

Girls – 1
Maja Plavšić – at Savannah College of Art and Design

Boys – 1
Dino Marcan – Ohio State University


4th Smrikva Bowl 1999 – (50 tennis talents) – 1

Boys – 1
Deni Žmak – Embry-Riddle University


3rd Smrikva Bowl 1998 – (50 tennis talents) – 1

Filip Kovačić – Bocconi University (ITA)


2nd Smrikva Bowl 1997 – (60 tennis talents) – 3

Girls – 1
Sandra Žmak – The University of New Mexico Lobos

Boys – 2
Filip Krička – University of South Alabama
Deni Žmak – Embry-Riddle University


1st Smrikva Bowl 1996 – (25 tennis talents) – 1

Girls – 1
Sandra Žmak – The University of New Mexico Lobos

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