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Josefin Andersson

  • height 5-10
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Malmoe, Sweden
  • High school ProCivitas Gymnasium
  • height 5-10
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Malmoe, Sweden
  • High school ProCivitas Gymnasium

Josefin Andersson Bio

2011-12 Gamecock Spotlight Video

2012-13 (SENIOR): Had the best season of her career as a senior … Was a mainstay in the Gamecocks’ lineup throughout the spring … Played primarily at the No. 6 singles position during the spring and No. 2 doubles alongside Katerina Popova … Won the deciding match for the Gamecocks against Missouri in the opening round of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend in Ann Arbor, Mich., in January with a straight set win on court six with the team score tied 3-all … Posted consecutive victories at Arkansas and LSU to help the Gamecocks defeat both squads on the road for the first time since 2007 … Also registered a win over Mississippi State that helped South Carolina edge the Bulldogs 4-3 … Defeated Iris Verboven from Ole Miss on Senior Day, ultimately helping the Gamecocks to a 4-0 triumph over the Rebels … The win essentially guaranteed the Gamecocks a 19th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance … Put together a fantastic doubles campaign with Popova after the duo got off to a slow start in the fall … Andersson and Popova finished the spring with a 16-3 dual match record, good for an 84.2 percent winning percentage … It was the highest dual match winning percentage for a Gamecock tandem with at least 15 matches played together since Carolina Culik and Monica Weise went 15-2 (88.2) in 1990 … Ended their careers together riding a six-match winning streak … The two earned the first doubles rankings for their careers on April 23 when they came in at No. 66 … Andersson and Popova finished the season with a No. 62 ranking … Over a span of two years, Andersson and Popova compiled a 37-17 record together … Individually, Andersson posted 14 SEC doubles victories in her final two seasons, the most ever by a Gamecock over a two-year span … Graduated in May 2013 with a degree in finance … A member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the fourth year in a row. 2011-12 (JUNIOR): Had a productive fall after fully recovering from the torn Achilles suffered during spring 2010 … Won her first six matches of the fall and took home the singles title at the Furman Fall Classic in the No. 6 flight … Helped the Gamecocks defeat instate rival Clemson by a 4-3 margin on Feb. 22 with a dominant 6-0, 6-2 victory against Monika Kochanova on court six … It was South Carolina’s first win against the Tigers since 2006 … Won her match at No. 6 singles in a near-upset of then-No. 5 Tennessee on March 4 as the Gamecocks fell 4-3 … Became a doubles specialist for the Gamecocks playing primarily with Katerina Popova … The duo won more matches together than any other tandem with a 17-9 record … Her signature victory in doubles, though, came with Adriana Pereira against Florida on April 14 when Popova was sidelined with an injury … Trailing 7-6 as the final match on at court three, Andersson and Pereira fought off multiple match points and eventually won the contest 7-2 in a tiebreaker to give Carolina its first doubles point against the Gators since 2002 … South Carolina and Stanford were the only teams to win doubles against the 2012 national champions … Overall, Andersson tied for the team lead in doubles victories with Jaklin Alawi with a 22-11 mark … Her seven doubles wins in SEC play was the most of any Gamecock and the highest mark since four players won seven conference matches in 2007 … A member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third year in a row. 2010-11 (SOPHOMORE): Sat out the entire fall season while still recovering from surgery to repair a torn Achilles in her right leg suffered against Clemson in February 2010 … Her first match back came against South Carolina State on Jan. 22 and resulted in a 6-2, 1-0 win by retirement … Started the season by winning four of her first five matches playing at Nos. 5 and 6 singles … Took three consecutive losses to Clemson, Arkansas and LSU playing at six before winning her last dual singles match of the year playing against College of Charleston … Her primary doubles partner was Madeleine Saari-BystrÃÆ’¶m … Played every dual match with her at the No. 2 position, going 4-4 … The duo came up with key road victories at Purdue and Illinois to help the Gamecocks win both matches … Her last doubles match of the year came in the regular-season finale versus Florida teaming with Dijana Stojic on court two … A member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second year in a row. 2009-10 (FRESHMAN): Showed a great deal of potential for the Gamecocks during the fall with an 8-5 record in tournaments … Won six of her final seven matches after a 2-4 record in her first two tournaments … Reached the finals of her flight at the Wolverine Invitational where she lost in a third set super tiebreaker … Earned co-champion honors at the Wildcat Invitational after winning her first three matches to reach the finals … Play was halted at the event because of weather problems and teams’ travel arrangements … Won both of her matches at the ITA Kick-Off Weekend in Fayetteville, Ark., in late January playing at No. 4 singles against Michigan and Washington … Suffered a season-ending injury a few weeks later when she ruptured her Achilles in her right leg at the start of the second set versus Clemson on Feb. 21 … Ended the year with an 11-7 record overall in singles and went 3-2 playing No. 4 singles … Named to the SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll. HIGH SCHOOL: Competed at the 2008 European Junior Championships in Austria … Defeated Demi Barao-Rodrigues from Portugal 6-2, 6-2 in the round of 64 before losing 6-2, 6-2 to Elena Bogdan from Romania in the second round … Lost in the opening round of the doubles with Hilda Melander 10-8 in a third set super tiebreaker … Also represented Sweden in the team portion of the European Championships … Played in the finals of the 2008 Swedish National Championship both indoors and outdoors for the girls 18s … Reached the quarterfinals of the 2006 Tennis Sweden Junior Cup.

Year Overall Tourn. Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC) #4 (SEC) #5 (SEC) #6 (SEC)
2009-10 11-7 8-5 3-2 (0-0) 3-2 (0-0)
2010-11 5-4 5-4 (0-2) 2-0 (0-0) 3-4 (0-2)
2011-12 12-10 7-3 5-7 (2-5) 1-1 (0-0) 4-6 (2-5)
2012-13 15-16 6-7 9-9 (4-7) 1-1 (1-1) 1-2 (0-2) 7-6 (3-4)
Total 43-37 21-15 22-22 (6-14) 4-3 (1-1) 4-3 (0-2) 14-16 (5-11)

Year Overall Tourn. Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC)
2009-10 8-6 6-4 2-2 (0-0) 2-2 (0-0)
2010-11 4-5 4-5 (0-3) 4-5 (0-3)
2011-12 22-11 7-4 15-7 (7-4) 3-2 (0-0) 12-5 (7-4)
2012-13 22-10 6-7 16-3 (7-2) 1-1 (1-1) 15-2 (6-1)
Total 56-32 19-15 37-17 (14-9) 1-1 (1-1) 24-11 (6-4) 12-5 (7-4)