ORANGEBURG, SC (July 13, 2023)—South Carolina State freshman tennis player Novak Novakovic captured the Serbian National Adult Championship held at the Spartak Tennis Club in Subotica, Serbia.

Novakovic, a native of Serbia and reigning MEAC Rookie of the Year defeated ATP ranked Kristian Juhas 7-5, 7-6 in the finals to win his first National Championship.

“The experience l gained after winning the MEAC Championships and playing in the NCAA National Championships gave me so much confidence, “said Novak.” I feel that this experience was instrumental in winning my country’s National Championships. I can’t wait to return to SCSU so we can build of last season and do even greater things!”

One of the top newcomers in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), this past spring Novakovic help lead the Bulldog tennis team to a 5-0 perfect league mark and third straight conference championship.

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