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Merel Beelen
Merel Beelen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Grubbenvorst, Holland

High School:
College Den Hulster

Height:
5-7

Spring 2010 -- Posted an 11-10 singles record in dual competition... competed with Sonja Molnar as one of the top doubles teams in the country... the duo posted a 14-4 record and earned a trip to the NCAA doubles tournament... Beelen and Molnar are the second-highest ranked doubles team in Iowa history (No. 13)... earned a 9-5 mark in doubles play with Zuzi Chmelarova and Ally Majercik.... letterwinner... Academic all-Big Ten.

Fall 2009 -- Posted a 4-3 singles record in three tournaments... recorded a 5-2 record in doubles play with Sonja Molnar and Zuzi Chmelarova.

Spring 2009 -- Academic all-Big Ten... competed in one dual match against Mississippi... went 0-1 in singles dual play...did not compete in spring doubles competition.... letterwinner.

Fall 2008 -- Competed in the Minnesota Gopher Invitational... posted an 0-1 singles record... competed in doubles competition at the Gopher Invite and at the ITA Midwest Regionals.

Spring 2008 -- Recorded a 3-9 singles mark in dual match play...went 1-2 in singles in the Big Ten...posted a 7-4 doubles record with Milica Veselinovic...recorded an overall doubles record of 17-8...letterwinner.

Fall 2007 -- Played in three tournaments... went 2-5 in singles matches... posted a 6-4 mark in doubles play... went 5-2 in doubles matches will Milica Veselinovic and 1-2 with Lynne Poggensee-Wei.

Spring 2007 -- Went 12-0 at No. 6 singles, and 16-4 overall... recorded an 8-2 mark against Big Ten opponents... won 21 of her last 24 singles matches... went 11-9 in doubles action this spring, including 7-7 with Hillary Mintz... academic all-Big Ten... letterwinner.

Fall 2006 -- Posted a 5-3 singles record, including 2-1 at the Hurricane Invitational... went 3-1 in doubles competition with Milica Veselinovic including 2-0 at the Hurricane Invitational.

Spring 2006 -- Recorded a 4-10 singles mark including 4-5 against Big Ten opponents... letterwinner.

Fall 2005 -- Went 3-6 in singles competition...advanced to semifinals at Roberta Alison Invitational and quarterfinals at Wilson/ITA Midwest Regional Championships... recorded a 3-2 mark in doubles play, including 3-0 with Krissy Dowlin.

High School -- Was a nationally ranked junior player in Holland... ranked among top 80 of all female players in Holland.

Personal -- Born September 19, 1986... parents are Janny and Ruud van Bunnik... interdepartmental studies health sciences track major.

Beelen's Career Records
Singles #3	#4	#5	#6	Big Ten	Dual	Tourn.	Overall	Pct.
2005-06	--	--	0-4	4-6	4-5	4-10	5-7	9-17	.346
2006-07	--	1-0	4-4	12-0	9-2	17-4	8-3	25-7	.780
2007-08	2-4	1-5	--	--	1-2	3-9	3-6	6-15	.286
Fall 08	--	--	--	--	--	--	0-1	0-1	.000
Career	2-4	2-5	4-8	16-6	14-9	24-23	16-17	40-40	.500

Doubles #1 #2 #3 Big Ten Dual Tourn. Overall Pct. 2005-06 1-0 -- 0-1 -- 1-1 3-3 4-4 .500 2006-07 -- 7-8 4-2 6-5 11-10 6-1 17-11 .610 2007-08 -- 8-4 -- 1-2 8-4 9-4 17-8 .680 Fall 08 -- -- -- -- -- 0-3 0-3 .000 Career 1-0 15-12 4-3 7-7 20-15 18-11 38-26 .594

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