Natalija Popovic
Natalija Popovic
Height: 5-4
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Vrsac, Serbia
High School: Gimnazija Borislav Petrov Braca

AS A SENIOR (2018-19)
HONORS: SSC Player of the Week (4/15/19), SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll, ITA Scholar-Athlete ... finished the season with a 10-5 singles record and an 8-9 doubles record ... earned 50th career singles win on April 5 against Bailey Koronich from Eckerd in a 6-1, 6-0 victory ... won four of her last five singles matches to end the season, including April 10 against Savanna Fuller from No. 47 Rollins (6-4, 6-3), April 16 against No. 47 Kristyna Jurkova from No. 3 Saint Leo (6-2, 7-6 (7-5)) and Nina Furmaniak from No. 4 Saint Leo on May 13 (6-3, 7-5) ... partnered with Gabby Hesse to win 6-2 over Gabriela Araujo and Karolina Silwanowicz from No. 2 West Florida in 4-3 upset win for the Mocs ... paired with Selin Decrimci to defeat No. 1 Verena Schmid and Zuza Maciejewska from No. 2 Barry on April 6 (6-3) and on May 13 to defeat No. 23 Kristyna Jurkova and Andrea Ivanovic from No. 4 Saint Leo (7-5) ... CAREER RECORD: 54-20 in singles, 33-32 in doubles.

AS A JUNIOR (2017-18)
HONORS: SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll ... FALL 2017: Was 2-2 at the ITA South Regional Tournament and also posted a 2-2 record at the Mercer Gridiron Classic ... teamed with Avery Hunter to split a pair of doubles matches at Mercer ... was 2-1 at the Florida Tech tourney and joined Nina Schwab for a 2-1 doubles mark in same event ... SPRING 2018: Led Moccasins with 15 wins (15-7) ... has now won 13 or more matches in each of her first three seasons at Florida Southern ... was 0-1 at #1 singles in 2018; 2-1 at #2; 8-2 at #3; 4-3 at #4; and 1-0 at #5 ... posted a 13-2 record in doubles, including an 11-2 record at #3 ... team with Lorena Rionda for an 8-1 record (7-1 at #3); Gabby Hesse for a 3-0 record at #3; was 1-0 with Magda Stepnik at #2 and 1-1 with Lola Asis at #3.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2016-17)
HONORS: SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll ... SPRING 2017: led team with 16 victories (16-5) ... posted a 6-2 mark in Sunshine State Conference action ... was 1-0 at #2, 3-1 at #3, 5-2 at #4, and 7-2 at #5 ... won eight straight singles matches from Feb. 24 to March 24 ... ended the season with four straight wins ... teamed with Linnea Skymberg for a 6-8 record in doubles, including a 1-0 record at #1 and 5-8 at #2.

AS A FRESHMAN (2015-16)
Joined the team in January ... SPRING 2016: posted a 13-4 overall record in singles ... the 13 wins were second only to Lorena Rionda’s 14 wins ... was 2-0 at #3 singles; 7-1 at #4 singles; and 4-3 at #5 singles ... finished season on a three-match win streak ... was 3-3 in matches against opponents from the Sunshine State Conference ... was 6-11 in doubles ... was 4-4 at #3 doubles while teamed with Carolyn Cureton ... 0-2 at #3 doubles with Cassie Eldredge ... 0-1 at #2 and 0-2 at #3 doubles with Nina Vucevic ... was also 2-2 at #3 doubles with Miroslava Mensikova ... after suffering a defeat in her first collegiate match, she responded with wins in her next eight and 10 of her next 11 matches.

IN HIGH SCHOOL
Graduated from Gimnazija Borislav Petrov Braca in Vrsac, Serbia (2015).

PERSONAL
Daughter of Jovanka and Milutin Popovic ... has two brothers, Pavle (20) and Danilo (16) ... lists shopping, reading, running and going to the beach as her hobbies and interests.