Nikola Bubnic lost to USC's Emilio Gomez 6-4, 6-4.
The Toreros saw their season end in the second round for the second consecutive year.
Will face UCLA on Sunday at 1pm
If they win, the Toreros will play the winner of the No. 5 UCLA/Eastern Kentucky match on Sunday.
The senior will be making his first individual appearance at the NCAAs.
USD Men's Tennis Senior Day | Apr. 19, 2012 vs. San Diego State
USD Men's Tennis @ Rice - 3/10/12 | Galleria Tennis and Athletic Club, Houston, TX | Photos courtesy of Jim Hilton
USD Men's Tennis vs. Marquette - 3/16/12 | Hogan Tennis Center | Photos by Brock Scott, scottphoto.net
2011 WCCs from Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego, CA
Junior ('10-'11): Posted a 26-10 overall singles record, including an 18-7 dual singles mark playing primarily at No. 2... Earned his highest Campbell/ITA singles ranking of the spring at No. 92 on April 12th... Was named first-team All-WCC in singles and second-team All-WCC in doubles with Nils Schive... Set a new career-long winning streak by winning 11 singles matches from February 5th to March 25th... Won both of his singles matches in the WCC Championships to help USD win its first WCC title since 1990... Defeated BYU's Spencer Smith 7-5, 7-5 in the first round of the NCAAs, helping the Toreros earn their first NCAA win since 1990... Defeated Stanford's Ryan Thacher, then-ranked 32nd, 7-6, 4-6, 10-8 on April 6th, for his highest win over a ranked opponent on the year... Named WCC Player of the Month in singles for the month of March... In doubles, teamed primarily with Nils Schive at No. 2, posting an overall doubles record of 12-14 and 11-11 in dual play... In the fall, went 6-3 in singles, including a five-match singles winning streak from Sept. 18 to Oct. 4th... Competed in the Racquet Club Collegiate Invite (Midland, TX), the D'Novo/ITA All-American Championships (Tulsa, OK), and the ITA Southwestern Regional Championships... Earned a Campbell/ITA singles ranking of 67th on September 10th, the highest singles ranking of his career.
Sophomore ('09-'10): Had an outstanding combined fall and spring season, finishing 30-6 overall singles and 17-3 in dual competition... Was the first USD men's tennis player since Jose Luis Noriega (31-4 in 1991) to earn 30 singles victories for the combined fall and spring campaign... Went 14-2 at the No. 2 spot in duals... Was 3-1 while competing at the No. 1 position... In the tandem competition, teamed with three different partners and garnered an overall dual record of 9-7, capturing his best mark of 4-4 at No. 3 with Abdullah Hashem... Named to the All-WCC First Team for singles... Closed out the season ranked No. 90 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Singles Rankings... Slotted as high as No. 82 in the rankings... Helped the Toreros to a third place finish at the WCC Championships by winning two matches against Bryan Thorp (6-3, 6-4) of Portland and Asaf Cohen (6-4, 7-6) of San Francisco... Kicked off the 2010 dual campaign by reaching the semifinals of the National Collegiate Tennis Classic held in Palm Springs... Picked up three singles wins at the NCTC, including an upset of previously 36th-ranked Clay Donato of University of North Carolina... Captured ten singles victories while competing in the UC Irvine Invitational, ITA Regionals, and So Cal Intercollegiate Championships for the fall campaign... Defeated Daniel Nguyen of University of Southern California, who ended the season 16-1 in dual action and ranked No. 83 in the ITA polls, at the ITA Regionals... Upset preseason No. 57 Kallim Stewart of UCLA at the So Cal Intercollegiate Championships.
Freshman ('08-'09): Joined the team in January for the spring '09 season... Turned in a solid effort for the Toreros in his first season with San Diego, going 11-11 while competing primarily at the No. 4 position (8-9)... Won both his matches while competing at the No. 2 position... Helped the Toreros to a second place finish in the WCC Tournament by defeating Johan Berhof (6-2, 6-4) of LMU and Geoff Hernandez (6-1, 6-3) of Portland in the second round of play.
High School/Junior: Attended Sportska gimnazija in Belgrade, Serbia... Graduated in 2007.
Personal: Born on December 27th, 1988 in Belgrade, Serbia... Chose USD for the great tennis program, the education and beautiful location.
Nikola's Career Singles Records
|Season||Overall||Dual||Indiv.||vs. Ranked||WCC||No. 1||No. 2||No. 3||No. 4||No. 5||No. 6|
Nikola's Career Doubles Records
|Season||Overall||Dual||Indiv.||vs. Ranked||WCC||No. 1||No. 2||No. 3|
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