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Zvonimir Babic

Zvonimir  Babic

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Zagreb, Croatia

High School:
Gimnazija Birotehnika

Height:
5-8

Experience:
3L

01/20/2018

Men’s Tennis Takes Two on Opening Day

Rebels Defeat Southern Miss and Troy

01/19/2018

Men’s Tennis to Open 2018 Season

Host Southern Miss, Troy and Alcorn State

11/17/2017

Fall Rewind with the Rebels

Coach Hansson Reviews the Highlights and Looks Ahead to Spring

11/02/2017

Sandkaulen Earns Win at ITA Fall Championships

Babic/Kraljevic Drop Heartbreaker in Three

11/01/2017

Rebel Duo Advances at ITA Fall Championships

Babic/Kraljevic Win in Third Set Supertiebreaker

04/02/2016

Ole Miss Men's Tennis def. No. 25 Mississippi State

Ole Miss Men's Tennis def. No. 25 Mississippi State

04/04/2015

Senior Day Shuout for No. 14 Rebels

The No. 14 Ole Miss men's tennis team shut out Kentucky 4-0 here at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center on Senior Day.

THREE-TIME ITA SCHOLAR-ATHLETE
SEC ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL
CHANCELLOR'S HONOR ROLL

2016-17 (JUNIOR)
Helped lead the Rebels to their 24th straight NCAA apppearance and the second round for the 24th year in a row ... Teamed with Ricardo Jorge for a 13-4 overall doubles record including 8-1 in the SEC ... Posted the second best doubles record in the conference ... ITA Scholar-Athlete ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Made the Chancellor's Honor Roll in the fall and the Dean's Honor Roll in the spring.

2015-16 (SOPHOMORE)
Helped the Rebels earn an NCAA bid and advance to the second round ... Participated in the NCAA Doubles Championship for the second year in a row ... Ended the year ranked No. 25 in the nation in doubles, marking the second straight year to finish among the top 30 ... Posted a 15-9 overall singles record, 10-4 in dual matches ... Went 5-1 in the SEC ... Clinched the win over South Carolina ... Teamed with Filip Kraljevic for 11 doubles wins, including three against top-10 opponents ... ITA Scholar-Athlete ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Made the Chancellor's Honor Roll both semesters with a perfect 4.0 GPA. 

2014-15 (FRESHMAN)
Helped lead the Rebels to the NCAAs and a final ranking of No. 17 in the nation ... Qualified for the NCAA Doubles Championship with Nik Scholtz ... Became the seventh freshman in program history to qualify in either singles or doubles ... Helped the Rebels finish in the top four in the SEC for the 17th time and reach the SEC Tournament Semifinals for the 16th time ... Ranked No. 27 in the nation in doubles ... Posted 12 wins in singles, 5 in dual matches ... Teamed with Scholtz for an 8-7 doubles record ... Teamed with Joe Rogers to reach the doubles quarterfinals at the USTA/ITA Regionals in Auburn, Alabama ... Advanced to the final round of Qualifying at the USTA Players Choice Open in Birmingham, Alabama ... ITA Scholar-Athlete ... Named to the SEC First-Year Player Honor Roll ... Made the Chancellor's Honor Roll both semesters ... Posted a 4.0 GPA in the spring ... In the summer, won the 2015 Croatian National Championship in doubles and mixed doubles.

PRIOR TO OLE MISS

Ranked as high as 182 in the ITF World Junior Rankings ... Ranked No. 1 in Croatia in juniors ... Won the Croatian National Indoor Championship in singles and the Outdoor Championship in doubles ... Runner-up at the Outdoor National Championship in singles ... Reached the quarterfinals in doubles at the 2013 European Championships and has won several ITF junior doubles titles including the Grade 2 Epitok-Abris Cup in Budapest, Hungary ... Played No. 1 for the Croatian National under 18 Team in the Summer Cup, which consists of six separate international team events held across the European continent during the summer months.

PERSONAL
Son of Vlado and Marija Babic ... Born Oct. 22, 1995 ... Majoring in Finance ... Enjoys soccer and reading ... Athlete most admired is Roger Federer ... Favorite tennis players are Roger Federer and Andy Roddick.

CAREER STATISTICS

YEAR OVERALL SINGLES DUAL SINGLES OVERALL DOUBLES DUAL DOUBLES
2016-17 8-11 6-6 19-8 12-4
2015-16 15-9 10-4 19-14 11-10
2014-15 12-15 5-8 22-15 13-9
TOTALS 35-35 21-18 60-37 36-23

    • A Closer Look: Safeties

      Friday, January 19, 2018 - Football

      Top Performers: Zedrick Woods (64 tackles, four break ups, four deflections) C.J. Moore (51 tackles, three interceptions) Returning in 2018: Zedrick Woods (Sr., 3L) Jaylon Jones (Jr., 2L), Cam Ordway (Sr., 3L), C.J. Moore (Sr., 3L), Armani Linton (Jr.,... read more

    • A Closer Look: Cornerbacks

      Thursday, January 18, 2018 - Football

      This is the eighth of a 10-part position-by-position series looking back at the 2017 season, as well as previewing what lies ahead for Ole Miss football in 2018. Top Performer: Myles Hartsfield (29 solo tackles, 14 assisted tackles, 43... read more

    • A Closer Look: Linebackers

      Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - Football

      This is the seventh of a 10-part position-by-position series looking back at the 2017 season, as well as previewing what lies ahead for Ole Miss football in 2018. Top Performer: DeMarquis Gates (112 tackles, 2 sacks, 10 TFL) Returning... read more

    • A Closer Look: Defensive Line

      Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - Football

      This is the sixth of a 10-part position-by-position series looking back at the 2017 season, as well as previewing what lies ahead for Ole Miss football in 2018. Top Performer: Breeland Speaks (27 solo tackles, 40 assisted tackles, 67... read more

    • A Closer Look: Offensive Line

      Monday, January 15, 2018 - Football

      This is the fifth of a 10-part position-by-position series looking back at the 2017 season, as well as previewing what lies ahead for Ole Miss football in 2018. Returning in 2018: Greg Little (Jr., 2L), Sean Rawlings (Sr., 3L),... read more

    • A Closer Look: Tight Ends

      Thursday, January 11, 2018 - Football

      This is the fourth of a 10-part position-by-position series looking back at the 2017 season, as well as previewing what lies ahead for Ole Miss football in 2018. Top Performer: Dawson Knox (10 catches, 324 yards) Returning in 2018:... read more

    • Luke Named Grand Marshal of Biloxi's Mardi Gras Parade

      Thursday, January 11, 2018 - Football

      Ole Miss head coach Matt Luke will return to home to the Mississippi Gulf Coast in February. Luke was named the Neptune Parade Grand Marshal and will lead the Krew of Neptune's annual Mardi Gras Parade. The parade is... read more

    • A Closer Look: Wide Receivers

      Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - Football

      This is the third of a 10-part position-by-position series looking back at the 2017 season, as well as previewing what lies ahead for Ole Miss football in 2018. Top Performers: A.J. Brown (75 catches, 1,252 yards, 11 touchdowns), DaMarkus... read more

    • A Closer Look: Quarterbacks

      Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - Football

      This is the second of a 10-part position-by-position series looking back at the 2017 season, as well as previewing what lies ahead for Ole Miss football in 2018. Top Performer: Jordan Ta'amu (115-of-173, 1,682 yards, 11 touchdowns, four interceptions)... read more

    • A Closer Look: Running Backs

      Monday, January 8, 2018 - Football

      This is the first of a 10-part position-by-position series looking back at the 2017 season, as well as previewing what lies ahead for Ole Miss football in 2018. Top Performer: Jordan Wilkins (155 carries, 1,011 rushing yards (6.5 avg.),... read more

    • Tyree Aiming to Become Vocal Leader for Ole Miss

      Sunday, January 7, 2018 -

      Ole Miss needed a lift in the final eight minutes of Saturday's win over Mississippi State. The Rebels trailed 51-42 and were in the midst of a horrible shooting night that had them on the fast track to falling to... read more

    • Luke to be Part of Coaches Film Room During National Title Game

      Saturday, January 6, 2018 - Football

      Ole Miss head coach Matt Luke will participate in ESPN's Coaches Film room during Monday night's national championship game between Georgia and Alabama. The Coaches Film room is part of ESPN's MegaCast for the championship game that includes 20... read more

    • Rebels Relying on Guard Play Against Mississippi State

      Friday, January 5, 2018 -

       Andy Kennedy has made his team's path to success this season abundantly clear. Ole Miss has to play with a blue-collar mentality on the defensive end and needs its guards to carry most of the scoring load. The latter was part... read more

    • NFL Rebels: Adeboyejo's Christmas Surprise

      Saturday, December 30, 2017 - Football

      The waiter began removing the clean plates and silverware from the three empty seats on the white cloth. There was no need for them. The only chair occupied at this four-person table at Sonny Lee's Hunan Taste restaurant in... read more

    • Ole Miss Begins SEC Play Against South Carolina

      Saturday, December 30, 2017 - Men's Basketball

      Ole Miss begins a new segment of its season on Sunday and arguably its most important one as South Carolina comes to The Pavilion to tip off SEC play. It was an up-and-down non-conference season for the Rebels who lost three games at... read more

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