Nine Golden Gophers maintained a perfect 4.0 grade-point average during the 2014-15 academic year.
Tereza Brichacova, Julia Courter, Kendall Heitzner, Paula Rincon-Otero and Maja Vujic were academic all-conference selections
Tereza Brichacova was named the ITA Central Region's Most Improved Player (Senior) of the Year
The Gophers will take on No. 1 seeded Michigan in the quarterfinal round Friday
Seniors Tereza Brichacova and Aria Lambert won their final singles matches at the Baseline Tennis Center
Tereza Brichacova Action Photos
The Gophers take down Iowa 6-1
Women's Tennis Action
2014-15 • SENIOR SEASON
Had a 13-17 record in singles and a 19-14 mark in doubles • ITA Central Region's Most Improved Player (Senior) of the Year • Academic All-Big Ten • in the spring season, went 8-14 at the No. 1 position and had an 11-11 mark at the top doubles spot alongside Mehvish Safdar and Paula Rincon-Otero • went 9-5 in singles and 12-4 in doubles at the Baseline Tennis Center • in singles, defeated Oregon's Nia Rose, who finished the season ranked 84th nationally (Jan. 31) • won four of final six Big Ten singles matches • with Rincon-Otero, won six of eight matches from Feb. 22 to March 22 • went 5-3 in singles and 8-3 in doubles in her final fall season • tied for the team lead with eight fall doubles wins • won her second-straight top-flight singles title at the Gopher Invitational, winning four-straight matches without dropping a set (Sept. 19-21) • fell in three sets to No. 93 Natalie Beazant of Rice at the ITA All-American Championships (Sept. 27) • reached the second round at the ITA Central Region Championships (Oct. 16-20) • placed third with Aria Lambert and finished third and first with Safdar in three doubles draws at the Gopher Invitational • with Safdar, reached the doubles quarterfinal round at the Central Regionals (Oct. 16-20).
2013-14 • JUNIOR SEASON
Big Ten Distinguished Scholar • All-Big Ten Second Team • Academic All-Big Ten and ITA Scholar-Athlete • finished the season with a 20-16 singles record, including a 12-4 mark at the Baseline Tennis Center, and a 16-18 doubles record • went 11-11 in singles in the spring with all but one match coming at the No. 1 position • finished 10-10 at the top doubles position alongside Jessika Mozia • had two five-match winning streaks during the season • won three times in conference singles play • went 8-2 in three-set singles matches • in the fall, recorded a 9-5 singles mark and a 6-7 doubles ledger • won the top flight at the Gopher Invitational • reached the quarterfinal at the ITA Central Region Championships with a run that included a 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 win over 15th-ranked Samantha Vickers of Tulsa (Oct. 17) • won 10 of her first 11 spring doubles matches with Mozia (Jan. 19-March 8).
2012-13 • SOPHOMORE SEASON
Voted Most Valuable Athlete by the team • shared Most Improved Award with teammate Jessika Mozia • received Big Ten Sportsmanship Award • finished the year with a 16-19 overall singles record (10-13 in duals) and a 17-16 mark in doubles competition • played to 5-6 in the Big Ten singles at the No. 2 position • defeated No. 33-ranked player Ronit Yurovsky in the team's battle against Michigan (March 24) • defeated Chelsea Utting of Penn State in three sets to help the Gophers to a 4-3 victory over the nationally-ranked squad • boasted the team's best doubles mark with a 9-5 success rate when paired with Doron Muravnik • had a 6-6 overall record during the fall tournament season • competed in the Blue Flight of the Cal Nike Invitational (Sept. 28-30), running up a 4-0 record before losing to Cessi Estlander (Cal) in the finals • fell in the singles consolation semifinals at the Wildcat Invitational (Oct. 12-14) • paired with Doron Muravnik in doubles for the USTA/ITA Central Region Championships (Oct. 17-21) and advanced to the quarterfinals with a 8-6 victory over Melanie Marlin and Haley Martin of Oral Roberts • in the quarterfinals, fell by a score of 8-3 to Oklahoma's Hermon Brhane and Whitney Ritchie • competed in doubles and earned a title with Pauline Gilbert • defeated Steph Falcon and Soumeya Anane (UNCG), 8-1, in the doubles consolation semifinals • outlasted Jackie Lee and Sydney Smith of William & Mary in consolation final to win the crown with a 9-7 finish.
2011-12 • FRESHMAN SEASON
Compiled a 12-8 singles record and a 8-13 doubles record • went 5-4 in singles conference play • had five consecutive wins between Feb. 5 and March 4 • secured a singles win over Iowa's Katie Zordani (6-4, 4-6, 6-4) to help Gophers advance to the Big Ten Quarterfinals • fell to No. 107 Kim Stubbe in the first round of the NCAA Singles Tournament • began doubles season with three-straight wins, pairing with Alexa Palen • teamed with Julia Courter for wins over Ashleigh Chiaf and Alex Clark of Missouri (2/24) and over Isel Martinez-Marcos/Emily Lauten of Virginia Tech (2/26) • Joined the team in January, did not compete in the fall.
PRIOR TO MINNESOTA
Attended Gymnazium Nad Stolou and graduated in 2011.
Double majoring in journalism/mass communications and German and pursuing a TESL Certificate • hobbies include watching movies and TV shows, reading, and hanging out with friends • also enjoys traveling and exploring new things • most memorable sports thrills were reaching the quarterfinal at the Czech National Championship in 2010 and being ball kid during ATP tournament in Prague in 2005 • daughter of Ladislav Brichac and Jana Brichacova • born March 1, 1992.
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