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
2016 SPRING SEASON
Went 9-13 in singles and 4-6 in doubles play during the spring season • finished career 12th all-time for most singles wins with 81 and 24th in doubles with 63 victories • paired up with three different doubles partners • started nonconference play strong in singles picking up wins against No. 41 DePaul's Zaina Sufi, No. 63 New Mexico's Ruth Copas and No. 66 Utah's Jena Cheng • won two Big Ten singles matches.
2015 FALL SEASON
Completed the fall season 3-4 in singles play and 9-3 in doubles competition • kicked off her senior campaign at the Gopher Invite a perfect 6-0 in doubles while finishing third in the top “A” Flight with a 2-1 singles record • advanced to the ITA Central Region round of 16 in doubles with partner Caitlyn Merzbacher to keep her strong start to the season in doubles going • competed in both singles and doubles play at the Big Green Invite.
2014-15 • JUNIOR SEASON
Had a 19-17 singles record and a 20-10 doubles ledger • in the spring season, went 11-14 in singles and 14-5 in doubles • played at position Nos. 2 and 3 in both singles and doubles • nine of 11 wins in the spring came in straight sets • topped Michigan State's Aslina Chua, 6-3, 6-4, to clinch the team's first-round conference tournament win over the Spartans (April 23) • went 12-5 with Julia Courter in dual match doubles, setting a team-high for spring wins • went 5-4 in Big Ten play with Courter • duo had a five-match win streak from Jan. 18 to Feb. 20 • finished the fall with an 8-3 singles record and a 6-5 doubles record • tied for the team lead in fall singles wins • went 3-1 at the Gopher Invitational (Sept. 19-21) • made it through the qualifying draw and to the main draw's round of 32 at the ITA Central Region Championships (Oct. 16-20) • defeated opponents from Boston University and Dartmouth at the Big Green Invitational (Oct. 31-Nov. 2) • won a Gopher Invitational doubles title and placed second in a separate doubles draw at the tournament with Paula Rincon-Otero (Sept. 19-20) • also finished second in doubles with Caroline Ryba at the Gopher Invitational (Sept. 21) • picked up an 8-0 win with Julia Courter against Boston University at the Big Green Invitational (Oct. 31).
2013-14 • SOPHOMORE SEASON
Finished the year with a 23-17 record and a 16-17 doubles record • in the spring, went 13-12 in singles and 10-11 in doubles • had a 12-5 singles record at the Baseline Tennis Center and was 10-3 in three-set matches • won four times in Big Ten singles play • earned wins in eight of nine matches from Sept. 20 to Oct. 18 and did the same from from Feb. 16 to March 23 • won 10 of her first 11 spring doubles matches with Mozia (Jan. 19-March 8) • tied for the team lead with 10 fall wins, going 10-5 • won the Gopher Invitational en route to winning eight of her first nine fall singles matches • went 6-6 in doubles in the fall with three different partners.
2012-13 • FRESHMAN SEASON
Was named Minnesota's Co-Most Improved Athlete after leading the Gophers with a 22-18 overall singles record in her first year with the team • During the spring season, played mostly at the fourth position, but saw time at the Nos. 2, No. 3, and No. 5 positions, as well • held a winning streak of six matches from Feb. 16 to March 22 • topped Wisconsin's Lauren Burich, 6-3, 6-3, in the conference season opener (Feb. 24) • defeated Maggy Lehmicke of No. 14 Nebraska in three sets (April 19) • posted an overall doubles record of 16-16, including a 6-5 record with teammate Aria Lambert and a 5-6 ledger with Yuliana Umanets • had a 9-5 singles and a 6-6 doubles record in the fall • made her collegiate debut at the Gopher Invitational (Sept. 14-16) and notched a 6-2, 6-3 win over Christina Colarossi (Wisconsin-Milwaukee) • advanced to the semifinals of the tournament • defeated Christina Harazin (Iowa) in the third place match • went 2-2 in doubles, including a win over Ankita Bhatia and Daphne Friedrichs (Eastern Michigan) in the opening round • paired with Aria Lambert in doubles at the Wildcat Invitational (Oct. 14-16) and won the championship title in the Black Draw with an 8-6 defeat of Ellen Silver and Annette Dohanics (Iowa) • competed in the singles competition and finished second in the Green Draw • qualified for the USTA/ITA Central Region Championships (Oct. 17-21) with two victories in qualifying play • fell to Zita Engbroks of Oklahoma in the round of 32 • teamed with Aria Lambert in doubles, winning in the opening round against Maria Toro Moreno and Stephanie Hollis (St. Louis) • finished third at the Kitty Harrison Invitational (Nov. 9-11) with the defeat of Kai Broomfield (Marshall) in three sets.
PRIOR TO MINNESOTA
Four-star tennis recruit • No. 1 singles player at Colorado Academy • compiled an 86-5 record throughout high school career • made Prince Top 100 list twice • 2010 and 2012 Colorado State Champion and was a state finalist in 2009 • honored as MVP for four consecutive years • four-time all-league first team • four-time Metro League First Team • twice recognized as Player of the Week by Denver Post Newspaper and NBC Channel 9 • five-time recipient of USTA National Sportsmanship Award • one of four recepients of the 2009-2010 Bill Talbert National Junior Award • four-year varsity letterwinner • named Senior of the Year • received Simms Alumni Athletic Award • an honor student • recipient of Violin Honors, performing four recitals per year • also a highly-competitive USTA player, ranked sectionally and sectionally.
Born January 14, 1994 • daughter of Pius and Brenda Mozia • has a brother named Matthew who also played tennis in college and on the pro circut • father, Pius, had a collegiate tennis career and also played professionally • in her spare time, she enjoys creative writing, coaching wheelchair tennis, volunteering with the Special Olympics, and playing the violin • is a published author of two poems, "A Celebration of Poets" and "Anthology of Poetry by Young Americans", as well as a short story • lists most memorable sports thrills as winning the silver ball at the Park City, Utah National Tournament in doubles play and winning her first match at the 10k Pro-Circuit Tournament in Fort Worth, Texas • majoring in Pre-Med and Psychology.
|Jessika Mozia's Career Statistics|
Gophers Competitive in ITA Summer Circuit
The Gophers continued their strong summer this past weekend at the ITA Summer Circuit hosted by Purdue University.
Gophers Compete in Summer ITA Circuit
Five Gophers will compete in the ITA Summer Circuit at Purdue University this weekend.
Gophers Compete in US Open Qualifier
Six student-athletes and head coach Chuck Merzbacher competed in the US Open Sectional Qualifier, this weekend at the Baseline Tennis Center.