- Andre van der Merwe
Andre  van der Merwe


Somerset West, South Africa

High School:
Parel Vallei



Fall 2001: Ranked 96th in the ITA preseason rankings ... Went 4-7 in four fall tournaments ... defeated 86th-ranked Wade Orr of Tennessee 6-3, -3 in the Tennessee Fall Classic (Oct. 19-21) ... also defeated Ruben Herrera of Jacksonville State, Keith From of Texas A&M, and Ross Greenstein of Florida ... went 0-2 in doubles play with partners Tobi Klein and Sanzaruz Zaman.

2000-2001 Season: Played number one singles and primarily and number three doubles ... finished with a 17-12 overall singles record, including an 8-7 mark in dual match play ... finished the fall season ranked no. 68 in the ITA rankings after posting a 9-5 singles record during five fall tournaments ... defeated no. 31 Georges Matjesevic of Auburn and no. 39 Paul Podbury of Tennessee to advance to the quarterfinals of the Rolex Region III Championship (Nov. 2-4) ... defeated no. 49 Julien Raynal of 10th-ranked South Alabama ... posted an 8-8 overall doubles record, including a 4-1 mark with Sanzaruz Zaman ... named to the Commissioner?s Honor Roll for the 2000-2001 season.

1999-2000 Season: Posted a 15-6 overall singles record on the season ... was 14-6 at no. 5 singles ... posted a 17-7 overall double record with Martin Woisetschl?ger and Paul Shovlin ... did not compete in the Fall.

1998-1999 Season: Went 2-2 in dual match play ... was 7-6 in doubles play ... named to the Dean?s List spring quarter 1999 and named to the Athletic Director?s Honor Roll winter quarter 1999.

Odds and Ends: Born August 15, 1980 ... son of Andre and Jill Van Der Merwe ... attended Parel Vallei High School in Somerset West, South Africa ... received the Madric Business Academics Award ... nickname is freshie ... major is undecided.