ISU will host this year's MVC Championships at Gregory Street Courts April 25-27.
Matej Zlatkovic is in his first year as a graduate assistant with the Illinois State men's tennis program. Zlatkovic returns to his alma matter after playing from 2009-11. Prior to Illinois State, Zlatkovic played at East Tennessee State, from 2008-09.
As team captain at Illinois State in 2009-10, Zlatkovic posted a 26-12 singles and a 20-12 doubles record. Zlatkovic was named a 2010 Missouri Valley All-Conference First-Team member, after finishing first at No. 2 doubles and second at No. 4 singles at the 2010 MVC Individual Championships. During Zlatkovic's senior year, he reached the semifinals in the Flight A doubles at the Louisville Invitational.
At East Tennessee State, Zlatkovic posted a 6-4 singles record and a 1-0 doubles record, earning him an ATP World Ranking in doubles at the end of the 2008-09 season.
After finishing up his athletics career at Illinois State, Zlatkovic took his talents to the Moussa Drame Tennis Club in Shelter Island, N.Y., where he taught tennis lessons and ran summer camps. Prior to that, Zlatkovic worked at The SG Tennis Company in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Zlatkovic earned a Marketing Sales degree from Illinois State. He was a member of the MVC Honor Roll from 2009-11. Zlatkovic is fluent in English and Slovenian.