GopherSports.com caught up with the chemistry major to see how she has been handling things during her freshman season.
The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers will be traveling to Florida Gulf Coast University in Estero, Fla. on Thursday to compete in the FGCU Fall Tournament.
The University of Minnesota women's tennis team continued to play strong today, the second day of the Gopher Invitational at Baseline Tennis Center.
The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers' women's tennis team kicked off the 2016-17 season strong .
The Golden Gophers women's tennis team is preparing for the annual Gopher Invitational this weekend at the Baseline Tennis Center.
In three matches at the Upper Midwest Intercollegiate, went undefeated in singles play and dropped just eight games • appeared in two doubles matches during the Upper Midwest Intercollegiate, winning both with Mancera 7-5 and 6-2.
2016 FALL SEASON
Went 6-6 in singles play and 4-6 in doubles • picked up her first collegiate victory over Marie Mayerova 7-6, 6-0 at the Gopher Invitational • won two more singles matches at the FGCU Fall Tournament and the ITA Central Region Championships each • finished the fall season with one singles win and one doubles win at the Kitty Harrison Invite.
PRIOR TO COLLEGE
Four year varsity letter winner at Warren Township High School • earned All-Conference three times • three time All-State • placed 5th at the Illinois high school state tournament for singles in 2014 • played into the quarterfinals of the USTA Midwest Level 1 in 2014 • has been ranked as high as No. 59 nationally, No. 5 in the state if Illinois and No. 9 in the Midwest in tennis recruiting • was ranked No. 10 in the Chicago G18s and No. 4 in in doubles in the Midwest by USTA • was on the High Honor Roll all four years.
Proposed major in chemistry • lists most memorable sports thrill as playing team cup in the summer before her freshman year of college and having the team win first place for the third time in a row • enjoys yoga, chess, going to the beach and music • daughter of Natallia Bihel and Bob Bowles • has one brother, Patrick (15) and one sister, Mya (12) • born January 18, 1998.
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