Nebraska tops Minnesota 4-0 to advance in tournament
Minnesota wraps up conference action with a 3-8 record
Alexa Palen and Doron Murvanik honored as the team's two senior members
Athletics and academics were celebrated in Gopher Athletics
Minnesota falls to 3-5 in conference action
Doron Muravnik Action Photos
The Gophers take down Iowa 6-1
Women's Tennis Action
2012-13 SENIOR SEASON: Compiled a 5-10 singles record and 12-5 doubles record Went 1-3 in single conference play Played mostly at the No. 6 position Won against Oliva Boija of Sacramento State (6-1, 6-4) at the Gopher Invitational Won three straight games from 2/16-2/24 Began doubles season with four straight wins paired with Aria Lambert Teamed with Alexa Palen for wins over Audrey O'Connor/Breanne Smutko of No. 52 Illinois and Devan McCluskey/Carmen Sandor of No. 33 Pen State.
2011-12 JUNIOR SEASON: Led all Gophers with 24 singles wins on the season (24-11 record) and went 13-11 in doubles Three losses came against ranked opponents Finished with a 6-5 record in Big Ten play Played mostly at the No. 6 position to a 7-0 record Won six of seven matches to start the fall Posted 2-1 record at the Gopher Invitational (9/16-18) Went 3-0 at Northwestern's Wildcat Invitational in Evanston Ill. (9/30-10/2) Earned victories in three of four matches at the Kitty Harrison Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C. (11/4-6) Delivered a 13-1 streak (11/4-6 through 3/24) Teamed with Alexa Palen to form the second-best doubles duo on the Gopher squad (8-4 record) Went 2-3 in doubles with Julia Courter Finished the fall with Courter, going 2-1 at the Kitty Harrison Invitational On 3/30, paired with Alexa Palen to defeat No. 15 Northwestern's duo of Belinda Niu/Kate Turvey (8-4) Won 8-6 over Daniela Vidal/Lynda Xepoleas of No. 34 Purdue.
2010-11 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Was 10-11 in singles and 3-14 in doubles, winning the team's Most Improved Award Tied Magdalena Wiecha for team lead in overall dual match wins with 10 playing at No. 3 through 6 Led Gophers in wins at the No. 5 (4) and No. 6 (3) singles positions and in Big Ten singles wins (6) Lost six of first seven singles matches to begin year, but won nine of final 13 matches Won final five matches in straight sets Won first two doubles matches of spring, partnered with Alexa Palen Dropped 6-4, 6-4 decision to Rachel Saiontz of Princeton at Kitty Harrison Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C. in only singles match of fall (11/7) Went 1-1 in two doubles matches with Mariana Spilca at Kitty Harrison Invitational (11/5-6).
2009-10 FRESHMAN SEASON: Totaled an 8-17 singles record and 11-9 doubles mark as a regular in both lineups Delivered the deciding victory in two 4-3 wins, beating Jasmine Lee of Iowa State (1/17) 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 and Patricia Skowronski of Oregon (2/19) 6-7, 6-2, 7-5 Won four of five singles matches from 2/13 to 2/28 with the only loss coming in match tiebreaker against Washington's Samantha Smith (2/21) Played singles at five different flights Posted a 9-8 doubles record in the spring, playing 16 of 17 matches with Mariana Spilca and winning five of six matches from 2/28 to 3/26 Played in the North Carolina Invitational (11/6-8) Went 1-3 in singles and 2-1 in doubles Beat Oksana Krutiyenko of Maryland in straight sets Posted doubles wins with Tijana Koprivica and Alexa Palen.
PRIOR TO MINNESOTA: Captured a goal medal in the Maccabiah Games in singles and mixed doubles Advanced to the semifinals of an International Tennis Federation junior tournament Won national tournaments and ranked in the top 5 nationally among junior players Graduated from high school with distinction with emphasis in math and chemistry.
PERSONAL: Major is undeclared Born February 16, 1989 Served in Israeli Air Force from December 2007-December 2009.
Bihel Living Her Dream
Not only is Karyna Bihel an up and coming member of the tennis team, she is also a first generation college student.
Minnesota Falls to Iowa
The University of Minnesota women’s tennis team fell Sunday to Iowa, 4-2 for their second Big Ten loss of the season.
Minnesota Defeats Nebraska in Final Set
The Golden Gophers Hand The Cornhuskers Their First Big Ten Loss After a Close Match, 4-3