Milicevic Transfers to UM Men's Tennis Program
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – University of Miami men’s tennis head coach Aljosa Piric announced Wednesday the addition of graduate transfer Stefan Milicevic into the program for the 2020-21 season. A 6-foot-2-inch, right-hander from Belgrade, Serbia, Milicevic spent his undergraduate career at Minnesota and will be eligible to begin competing for the Hurricanes this fall.
“We are happy to add Stefan to our team, he has the necessary maturity and experience to help us continue to compete at the highest level of college tennis,” Piric said. “We look forward to welcoming him to Coral Gables.”
Milicevic joins the Hurricanes after playing at the top singles position for the 40th-ranked Gophers, helping Minnesota open the 2020 campaign with an 8-3 mark.
Prior to the 2020 season being cut short due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Milicevic boasted a 7-4 spring singles record, while earning his first top-10 win by defeating eighth-ranked Joseph Guillin of UC Santa Barbara in straight sets, 7-6 (7-3), 7-5. In addition, he added ranked wins over No. 69 Corrado Summaria of Pepperdine and No. 80 ranked Sean Hill of BYU.
Individually, the Serbia native capped his senior season ranked No. 54 in the ITA/Oracle national singles poll, while posting an 81-39 career singles mark.
Milicevic holds a 13.43 rating on UTR and this past fall, most notably reached the finals of the ITA Central Regional Singles Championship.
Last spring, he earned All-Big Ten Second Team honors, following a 27-16 overall singles mark, while reaching the quarterfinals of the elite ITA/Oracle Master’s singles tournament during the fall of 2018.
As a freshman, Milicevic was named the ITA Central Region Rookie of the Year, after posting a 17-7 overall singles mark in dual match competition.
Prior to joining the Maroon & Gold, he graduated from Cmjanski High School and represented his home country in many tournaments, securing six Tennis Europe titles and one ITF Junior title. He ranked as high as 1,338 in the ATP singles ranking.
Milicevic is planning to pursue a master’s of science in sustainable business during his time at Miami.