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
Minnesota defeated Nebraska, 5-2, to improve to 15-6 on the year
Minnesota improved to 12-6 on the year, including 2-2 in the Big Ten
The No. 59 Gophers won their sixth match in a row
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.
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.
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Gophers Wrap Up Fall Season
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