Seven Gophers finish fall play
Tereza Brichacova, Julia Courter, Kendall Heitzner, Paula Rincon-Otero and Maja Vujic were academic all-conference selections
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
Gopher Tennis Player Julia Courter is featured in this week's G:60.
The Gophers take down Iowa 6-1
Women's Tennis Action
Julia Courter Action Photos
2015 FALL SEASON
Went 3-4 in singles play and 4-5 in doubles play during the fall season • competed in the ITA All-American doubles main draw with Paula Rincon-Otero to start her season. The duo was one of only two Big Ten teams competing in the main draw dropping two close matches there • made it out of the first round at the ITA Central Region Championships with a tight (7-5, 7-5) victory over Missouri’s Beatriz Machado Sant • advanced to the quarterfinal with two close wins in doubles alongside Rincon-Otero • competed in both singles and doubles competition at the Big Green Invitational.
2014-15 • JUNIOR SEASON
Went 18-8 in singles and posted a 22-9 doubles record to lead the Gophers in doubles wins • Academic All-Big Ten • at the Baseline Tennis Center, went 10-4 in singles and 14-4 in doubles • in dual-match play, had a 16-6 singles mark and went 17-6 in doubles • played at Nos. 2, 4, 5 and 6 singles positions • tied for the team lead with six singles wins in Big Ten play • won 12 of 14 singles matches from Feb. 15 to April 5 • in doubles, went 5-4 in conference competition with Jessika Mozia • teamed up with Mozia to form the winningest tandem on the team at 13-6 • went 4-1 and finished ranked 66th nationally in doubles with Paula Rincon-Otero • alongside Rincon-Otero, defeated North Carolina's Caroline Price and Jamie Loeb, who finished the season ranked 18th, by a score of 6-2 (Jan. 24) • went 2-2 in singles and 5-3 in doubles in the fall season • withdrew from the Gopher Invitational due to injury in her first match of the tournament (Sept. 19) • went 2-1 at the Big Green Invitational with wins against opponents from Boston University and UMass (Oct. 31-Nov. 2) • had three fall doubles partners • had third and first-place doubles finishes with Maja Vujic and Rincon-Otero, respectively, at the Gopher Invitational (Sept 19-21) • picked up an 8-0 doubles win with Jessika Mozia against a duo from BU the Big Green Invitational (Oct. 31).
2013-14 • SOPHOMORE SEASON
Won 25 singles matches, tying for the team lead and the 14th-most all-time by a Gopher in a single season • Academic All-Big Ten • finished 25-15 in singles and 24-10 in doubles • paced Minnesota in dual-match play with a 17-8 record that included a 15-6 ledger at the No. 4 position and a 12-5 record at home • won nine of her first 10 matches of the spring after ending the fall with back-to-back wins at the Kitty Harrison Invitational (Nov. 9-10) • went 6-5 in Big Ten play to tie for the team lead in conference singles victories • in the spring, racked up a 19-4 record with Natallia Pintusava that included marks of 17-3 at No. 1 and 2-1 at No. 2 • duo defeated 64th-ranked Grainne O'Neill and Noelle Malley of Ohio State, 8-3, in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal round (April 25) • concluded the fall 8-7 in singles and 5-6 in doubles, playing with Pintusava and Kendall Heitzner • used two singles wins to qualify for the main draw ITA Central Region Championships (Oct. 17-21).
Totaled a 5-4 singles record during the fall tournament season • went 1-2 in singles and 1-2 in doubles at the Gopher Invitational (Sept. 14-16) • Was 2-1 in doubles when paired with Aria Lambert • defeated Krissy Lankelma in the opening round of the tournament • competed at the Wildcat Invitational (Oct. 14-16) for a 2-1 record • finished the weekend with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Wisconsin's Lauren Burich • paired with Yuliana Umanets in doubles action and worked to advance to the consolation final, eventually losing to Shelby Talcott and Christina Harazin of Iowa 8-3 in the consolation final of doubles play • qualified for the USTA/ITA Central Region Championships main draw with wins against Florencia Magni (South Dakota State) and Melanie Marlin (Oral Roberts) • fell to Tulsa's Maria Sant'Anna in the singles round of 32 • with partner Yuliana Umanets, fell in the first round of doubles against C.C. Sardinha and Meghan Blevins • sat out the spring season due to injury.
2011-12 • FRESHMAN SEASON
Finished the season 17-12 in singles and 10-15 in doubles • went 11-9 in duels and 5-5 in conference • won first three matches of her collegiate career to advance to the final at the Gopher Invitational (Sept. 16-18) • won two matches to reach the Round of 16 at the Wilson/ITA Central Regional Championships in Tulsa, Okla. (Oct. 20-24) • beat Michelle Farley of Tulsa 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5) in three-set match on Oct. 21 • defeated Michigan's No. 106 Sam Critser in a super tiebreaker set, 10-8 • played Sarah Landsman of Arizona in her NCAA Tournament appearance to an unfinished end • in doubles, went 4-3 with Aria Lambert, 2-3 with Doron Muravnik, 2-4 with Tereza Brichacova,1-2 with Emilie Renault, 1-1 with Natallia Pintusava, and 0-2 with Alexa Palen • went 2-1 with Aria Lambert in Big Ten doubles play, defeating teams from Penn State and Ohio State • paired with Tereza Brichacova in the NCAA Tournament to take on Kim Stubbe/Susan McRann but fell 8-3.
PRIOR TO MINNESOTA
Was homeschooled and did not play high school tennis • Played in multiple USTA Pro Circuit Tournaments • Reached semifinals of the 2008 18U USTA National Open • Reached semifinals of 10K Doubles tournaments in Williamsburg, Va. and Amelia Island, Fla. • Was a quarterfinalist at the 18U USTA National Open in 2009 in Tampa, Fla. and at the 18U USTA National Open in 2008 in Waco, Tex. • Was ranked as high as 34th in the country and was rated as a five-star recruit according to tennisrecruiting.net.
Undecided on a major • hobbies include going to church and going shopping • enjoys boating and jet skiing and used to play travel soccer • daughter of Lori and Scott Courter • born Sept. 16, 1991.
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Gophers Improve to 5-1
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