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
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.
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Merzbacher Gets 400th Career Victory
The Courtside Classic comes to a close with the Gophers winning the consolation match over New Mexico 5-2 earning Coach Chuck Merzbacher his 400th career victory.
Gophers Battle at Courtside Classic
Courtside Classic day one is in the books with the Gophers falling 4-3 to DePaul. All three Gophers seniors pulled out singles wins on the day.
Gophers Bring Back Courtside Classic
The re-established Courtside Classic is set for this weekend as the Gophers host DePaul, Mississippi State and New Mexico.