Caroline Ryba
Caroline  Ryba

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Glenview, Ill.

High School:
Glenbrook South HS


07/11/2016

Gophers Competitive in ITA Summer Circuit

The University of Minnesota women’s tennis team continued their strong summer this past weekend at the ITA Summer Circuit.

07/07/2016

Gophers Compete in Summer ITA Circuit

Five Gopher women's tennis players will compete in the the ITA Summer Circuit at Purdue.

06/27/2016

Gophers Compete in US Open Qualifier

Six University of Minnesota tennis student-athletes competed this weekend at the US Open Sectional Qualifier.

06/27/2016

Gophers Compete in US Open Qualifier

Six University of Minnesota tennis student-athletes competed this weekend at the US Open Sectional Qualifier.

06/01/2016

Gophers Earn Academic Big Ten Honors

The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.

09/20/2014

Day Two Gopher Invitational

Women's Tennis

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2016 SPRING SEASON 
Named to the All-Big Ten team • went 12-8 in singles playing every single match at the No. 1 spot • went 13-7 in doubles going 13-4 with Julia Courter • went 2-1 against opponents who were ranked at time including a big win over No. 44 Lauren Chypyha out of Wisconsin • ranked as high as No. 120 in the country and No. 8 in the Central Region • had a six match win streak from Feb. 26-March 18 • named the B1G Athlete of Week on March 1 • sealed the doubles and singles point on numerous occasions. 

2015 FALL SEASON
Finished the fall season with a 6-4 record in singles play and 1-3 record in doubles play  started her season with a trip to the ITA All-Americans tournament going 1-1 including a victory over Washington’s Nour Abbes  had a fantastic outing at the ITA Central Region Championships advancing to quarterfinals in singles including beating a ranked opponent in Kelli Hine out of Missouri  at the Thunderbird Invitational she won a singles match over California’s Audrey Mayer and won a doubles match with teammate Mehvish Safdar.

2014-15
FRESHMAN SEASON
Finished the season 20-12 in singles and 17-9 in doubles • Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree • went 11-5 in both singles and doubles at the Baseline Tennis Center • on the spring, went 14-7 in singles and 10-7 in doubles • played at Nos. 1 and 2 singles and Nos. 1 and 3 doubles • became the first Gopher freshman since 2011 to win at the No. 1 singles position against a Division I opponent and finished 3-0 at that spot in the lineup • went 11-7 at No. 2 • won 10 of her first 11 singles matches on the dual season • had five Big Ten singles wins • had a 10-5 doubles record with Mehvish Safdar • duo led the team with six conference wins and won six straight matches from March 16 to April 5 • capped her first collegiate fall season 6-5 in singles and 7-2 in doubles • placed third at the Gopher Invitational in singles (Sept. 19-21) • as a qualifier, reached the round of 16 at the ITA Central Region Championships (Oct. 16-20) • won a Gopher Invitational doubles title with Aria Lambert and had second-place finishes with Safdar and Jessika Mozia at the tournament (Sept. 19-21) • won a pair of doubles matches at the Big Green Invitational alongside Kendall Heitzner (Oct. 31-Nov. 2).

PRIOR TO MINNESOTA
Was a four-time All-Central Suburban League and a two-time all-state honoree • was Glenbrook South High School's most valuable player three times • won five Level 2 Midwest tournaments and many lower level tournaments • finished junior tennis with a No. 31 ranking in the United States and a No. 2 ranking in the state of Illinois among Class of 2014 high school graduates according to tennisrecruiting.net • listed as a five-star recruit according to tennisrecruiting.net • went 24-0 in her junior year to earn the first seed at the IHSA State tournament • won her conference in her sophomore, junior, and senior years • won sectionals as a sophomore and as a junior.

PERSONAL
Plans to major in biomedical engineering • was on her high school honor roll, received awards in biology, chemistry, physics, AP Chemistry, and English, and finished high school with a 4.25 grade point average • enjoys listening to music, running, yoga, and reading • most memorable sports thrills were winning the 2010 G16s Midwest Open and going undefeated (24-0) in her junior season of high school tennis, earning the No. 1 seed at the IHSA State tournament • daughter of Danuta and Bogdan Ryba • born June 28, 1996.

Caroline Ryba's Career Statistics
Season Singles Doubles
2014-15 20-12 17-9
2015-16 18-12 14-10
Career Totals 38-24 31-19

MORE HEADLINES

Gophers Hire Nick Kavelaris

8/4/2016

Head coach Chuck Merzbacher announced on Thursday that Nick Kavelaris has joined the University of Minnesota women’s tennis coaching staff.

Gophers Named to ITA All-Academic Team

7/28/2016

The University of Minnesota women’s tennis team was named a 2016 Intercollegiate Association (ITA) All-Academic team.

Gophers Headline 21st Aquatennial

7/25/2016

The University of Minnesota had a combination of 17 former and current Gopher student-athletes who competed at the 21st Aquatennial Tennis Classic this past week.

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