Sixth-seed Minnesota opens the Big Ten Tournament with a clash against border rival Wisconsin, the No. 11 seed.
Minnesota defeated the Badgers in the first round and will face Ohio State in the quarterfinals at 2 p.m. Friday
Minnesota will the No. 6 seed in the Big Ten Tournament and will play No. 11 Wisconsin Thursday
The Gophers fell to 16-7 on the season with a 4-3 loss to the Fighting Illini.
Minnesota won, 4-3, over Michigan State to improve to 16-6 with a 6-3 mark in the Big Ten
2012-13 FRESHMAN SEASON: Was named Co-Most Improved Athlete after leading the Golden Gophers with a 22-18 overall singles record in her first year with the team During the spring season, played mostly from the fourth position, but saw time at the No. 2, No. 3, and No. 5 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) Marked an overall doubles record of 16-16, including a 6-5 post with teammate Aria Lambert and a 5-6 post 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 (UW-Milwaukee) Advanced to the semifinals of the tournament before falling to Iowa's Annette Dohanics in two sets Bounced back to defeat Christina Harazin (Iowa) to finish in third place 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) Also 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 the prelims 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) but falling in the round of 16 to the duo of Rachel Stuhlmann and Madison Rhyner (Mizzou) Finished third at the Kitty Harrison Invitational (Nov. 9-11) with the defeat of Kai Broomfield (Marshall) in three sets Went 0-3 in doubles with Aria Lambert.
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 State Champion 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 Marked with Violin Honors, performing four recitals per year Also a high competitive USTA player, ranked nationally and sectionally.
PERSONAL: 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 publish author of two poems, "A Celebration of Poets" and "Anthology of Poetry by Young Americans" and 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.