Rok Bonin  
Rok Bonin

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Koper, Slovenia

High School:
Gimnazija Koper

Height:
6-0


01/18/2014

Gophers Open 2014 at Oklahoma State

Minnesota travels to Stillwater, Okla. to take on the Cowboys at their new facility

05/29/2013

Minnesota Places 167 Student-Athletes On Spring Academic All-Big Ten Teams

Women's track and field leads the way with 45 recognized individuals

05/22/2013

Bonin Ends Gopher Career at NCAA Championships

Senior falls in three to No. 19 Andreas Mies

05/21/2013

Bonin Draws Mies of Auburn for NCAA First Round

Gopher senior will begin individual competition tomorrow at 2:30 p.m.

05/17/2013

Men's Tennis Awards Team Honors

Bonin named MVP for second year in a row

07/25/2012

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2012-13 • SENIOR SEASON: Finished his Minnesota career with a 71-46 singles record and 73-37 doubles mark on the court • With 73 wins, he ties for fifth on Minnesota's all-time career victories list • Became the Gophers' sixth three-time All-Big Ten First Team recipient with a unanimous selection • Tied for most singles wins on the team with a 25-12 season, playing mostly at the first position • Went 17-7 in dual competition • Posted a 9-2 mark in conference action to help the Maroon and Gold finish second in the Big Ten, the program's highest finish since 2000 • 3-5 against nationally-ranked opponents • Posted a 19-11 overall doubles record • Was 8-3 when partnered with Mathieu Froment and 9-8 when playing with Juan Pablo Ramirez • Ranked as high as No. 36 and finished the season as the No. 53 player in the nation and the No. 5 player in the Central Region • Selected to compete in the NCAA Singles Championship where he fell in the first round to Auburn's Andreas Mies • Had notable wins against No. 102 Sam Monette (Indiana), No. 49 Anis Ghorbel (Drake), and No. 29 Max Wennakoski (VCU) • Topped Tim Kopinski to help the Gophers win against then-No. 19 ranked Illinois (3/31) • Finished fall 2012 season with 9-4 overall record • Defeated powerhouse duo Anis Ghorbel/James McKie of Drake 8-6 in the Gopher Invitational (Nov. 1-4) • Finished first in their flight of doubles at Gopher Invitational (Nov. 1-4) • Represented Minnesota with and appearance in the ITA Central Region Championship and advanced to the round of 16 before losing to Alen Salibasic (Drake) • Paired with Leandro Toledo in doubles and advanced to the quarterfinals • Qualified for the ITA All-American Championships with a 3-0 run through the preliminaries.

2011-12 • JUNIOR SEASON: Went 15-9 overall in singles (13-7 in dual matches and 2-2 in fall competition) • Teamed with Julian Dehn to post an 18-6 overall record in doubles (15-4 in dual matches and 3-2 in fall play) • Partnered with Dehn, as the 22nd-ranked doubles combination in the nation, to make a run to the semifinals at the ITA Central Regionals in the fall • Limited in the fall because of an injury • Played the majority of his dual matches at No. 1 singles and went 7-6 • Was also 1-0 at second singles and 5-1 at third singles • Went 6-5 in Big Ten singles play and 7-4 in conference doubles play en route to being named a unanimous selection First Team All-Big Ten • Received the Phil Brain Memorial award as the team's most valuable player • Lone win against ranked competition was a 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5) victory against No. 82 Anis Ghorbel of Drake at No. 1 singles • Three of his four defeats against ranked competitors came against players in the top 10 in the nation • Was 6-3 in matches that went three sets • Ended the year ranked with Dehn in doubles • Tandem was 13-4 at No. 1 doubles and 2-0 at the second position • Duo went 3-2 against ranked competition, which included an 8-5 upset win against No. 15 Shaun Bernstein and Evan King of Michigan • Was named to the Spring Academic All-Big Ten team.

2010-11 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Went 11-2 in fall singles play with both losses coming to ranked opponents • Won singles title at Denver Pioneer Invitational by going 4-0 against opponents from Denver and New Mexico (9/24-26) • Went 3-0 at Chowder Fest at Harvard University, taking down opponents from Harvard, South Carolina, and Notre Dame (10/1-3) • Won three straight matches to reach semifinals of the Lakewood Ranch Clay Court Classic in Tampa, Fla., including a 6-4, 6-4 win over No. 72 Christian Blocker of Florida (11/12) • Had a cumulative 8-3 record (including eight wins in his last nine matches) in doubles play in the fall, teaming up with Tobias Werner, Philip Arndt, and Julian Dehn • Won the Lakewood Ranch doubles title paired with Dehn, defeating Andrew Butz and Michael Alford of Florida 9-8 (3) in the final match (11/14) • Went 10-11 in singles play and 14-6 in doubles • First team All-Big Ten • Played at No. 1 singles for 14 of 21 dual matches; played No. 2 in the rest • Won seven of eight matches from 2/20 to 4/2 • Beat 122nd-ranked Mauricio Ballivian of Drake in straight sets on 2/25 • Decided 4-3 victory over No. 25 Miami with a 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (8) win at No. 1 • Took down Illinois' Roy Kalmanovich at No. 2 on 4/22 to clinch Minnesota's first victory over Illinois since 1996 • Played at No. 2 doubles in all but one match for the Gophers, going 10-0 in Big Ten play (6-0 with Julian Dehn and 4-0 with Tobias Wernet) • Had a dominating 8-1 doubles record when paired with Dehn (finished season ranked No. 76) • Won final eight doubles matches overall, including two wins over ranked opponents • With Dehn, topped 66th-ranked Chase Buchanan and Shuhei Uzawa of Ohio State 8-4 on 4/17, becoming one of three Big Ten doubles duos to beat an OSU doubles team this season • Played No. 2 position at Big Ten tournament • Secured quarterfinal win over Wisconsin with a straight-set win over Billy Bertha • Had semifinal match against Indiana abandoned due to match decision and lost to third-ranked Blaz Rola of Ohio State in the championship in two sets • Won doubles matches against Wisconsin 8-5 (quarterfinals) and Indiana 8-6 (semifinals) before having championship rematch against Buchanan and Uzawa abandoned • Upset No. 108 Remi Boutillier of Fresno State in straight sets in the first round of the NCAA tournament • Match at second singles with Julian Dehn against Fresno State in the first round of the NCAA tournament was abandoned.








2009-10 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Did not compete in fall season • Went 11-13 in singles matches, seeing action in each of the top four flights • 5-3 in three-set matches with all five wins coming consecutively from 3/17 to 4/2 • Won ten of 12 singles matches overall from 2/5 to 4/2 • Went 14-11 in doubles, going 11-11 with Tobias Wernet • Duo won six straight matches from 2/5 to 3/5, starting with an 8-5 win over No. 33 Alejandro Calligari and Robert Hall of Louisville • Went 3-0 with Phillip Arndt in the Big Ten Tournament (4/30) and NCAA Regional (5/14-15).

PRIOR TO MINNESOTA: Attended Gimnazija Koper • National junior champion in both singles and doubles in Slovenia • Twice runner-up in singles and doubles at national championships • Reached semifinals in both singles and doubles at Gatorade Copa 2008 tournament in Venezuela • Four-time member of Slovenian national team • Posted a 35-34 singles record in career International Tennis Federation events.

PERSONAL: Plans to major in business • Son of Vili and Katja Bonin twin brother, Enej, plays at University of Denver • Enjoys playing soccer • Born April 17, 1990 • Member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.