University of Iowa Athletics

Merel Beelen

Height 5-7
Class Sr.
Hometown Grubbenvorst, Holland

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.

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