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Texas women’s tennis team adds Bojana Markovic

Posted July 18th, 2017

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The Texas women’s tennis team added Bojana Markovic of Serbia to its team, head coach Howard Joffe announced in a press release on Tuesday.

Markovic, who has been ranked as high as No. 794 in the WTA women’s singles rankings, was signed to an athletics scholarship agreement. She’ll join Texas in the fall semester.

“I am enthusiastic and thrilled with Bojana’s inclusion in our team,” Joffe said in the press release. “Her passion for tennis, her drive and her toughness, along with her uncanny ability to compete and win, will add another piece to a young and increasingly formidable Texas team. I’m very appreciative to Bojana’s parents, Nebojsa and Gordana, as well as her brother Nemanja, for trusting The University of Texas with Bojana’s goals and well-being.”

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Markovic, alongside Marta Perez-Mur of Spain, will join seven returning members of the Longhorns women’s tennis program this fall. The Longhorns made it to the second round of the NCAA Championships and finished at No. 22 in the final ITA team poll last season.

“My excitement is overwhelming,” Markovic said. “I can’t wait to join the Longhorns and fight to win championships.”

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