Sophomore Barbara `Bita' Mancera comes to the University of Minnesota after transferring from North Carolina State.
The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers will be traveling to Florida Gulf Coast University in Estero, Fla. on Thursday to compete in the FGCU Fall Tournament.
The Golden Gophers women's tennis team is preparing for the annual Gopher Invitational this weekend at the Baseline Tennis Center.
Barbara Mancera transferring to Minnesota
Went 6-10 in singles play • competed mostly from the No. 3 slot going 3-9 while going 3-1 in the No. 2 position • defeated Pauline Chawafambira after dropping the first set 2-6 by winning the next two sets 6-0, 6-4 in the No. 2 spot • won a pair of matches in the No. 3 spot against Marquette 1-6, 6-0, 6-2 and the No. 2 spot against Milwaukee 6-1, 7-6 (10-2) • won first B1G match against Michelle Liniden of Wisconsin 6-3, 7-5.
2016-6 FALL SEASON
Went 1-3 in singles play and 1-2 in doubles • won her first match as a Gopher versus Lisa Anderson 6-4, 6-4 at the ITA Central Region Championships • won her first doubles match with Maja Vujic at the Kitty Harrison Invite.
2016 SPRING SEASON (NC STATE)
Had an 8-9 singles record and went 2-2 in conference singles • was undefeated at home matches • defeated her last two opponents who where nationally ranked.
PRIOR TO NC STATE
Graduated from Colegio Visa Hermosa • won three national titles in doubles • won the Under 16 Clay Courts National Championship • was ranked No. 4 in the Mexico junior division • was ranked as high as No. 700 in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) rankings • graduated with honors.
Majoring in economics • daughter of Jaime Mancera and Barbara Carrillo • has two siblings: Jaime (10) and Sonia (16) • lists winning the U16 Clay Courts National Championship as her most memorable sports thrill • enjoys reading • born Dec. 20, 1996.
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