Caroline Ryba
Caroline  Ryba

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Glenview, Ill.

High School:
Glenbrook South HS


10/05/2016

Gophers Head to FGCU Fall Tournament

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.

09/25/2016

Gopher Invite: Day 4

The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers finished strong after four days of competition at the Gopher Invitational at Baseline Tennis Center this weekend.

09/24/2016

Gopher Invite: Day 3

The third day of the Gopher Invite saw some hard fought matches for the maroon and gold at Baseline Tennis Center as they won two doubles draws.

09/23/2016

Gopher Invite: Day 2

The University of Minnesota women's tennis team continued to play strong today, the second day of the Gopher Invitational at Baseline Tennis Center.

09/22/2016

Gopher Invite: Day 1

The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers' women's tennis team kicked off the 2016-17 season strong .

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

First Serve With Kalyssa Hall

12/1/2016

Kalyssa Hall comes to the Gophers after winning two 4A state championships at Cherry Creek High School.

River Hart Signs With Minnesota

11/22/2016

University of Minnesota head coach Chuck Merzbacher announced the signing of River Hart Tuesday.

First Serve With Tina Kreinis

11/17/2016

Tina Kreinis has posted five singles match victories and seven doubles match wins this fall for the Gophers.

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