Karyna Bihel
Karyna  Bihel


Grayslake, Ill.

High School:
Warren Township HS


First Serve With Karyna Bihel

GopherSports.com caught up with the chemistry major to see how she has been handling things during her freshman season.


Gophers Head to FGCU Fall Tournament

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.


Gopher Invite: Day 2

The University of Minnesota women's tennis team continued to play strong today, the second day of the Gopher Invitational at Baseline Tennis Center.


Gopher Invite: Day 1

The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers' women's tennis team kicked off the 2016-17 season strong .


Baseline to Host Gopher Invite

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.

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.


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.

Karyna Bihel's Career Statistics
Season Singles Doubles
2016-17 8-5 5-6


Gophers Make it 2-0 in B1G Play

Gophers Make it 2-0 in B1G Play

3/16/2018 - W. Tennis

he University of Minnesota women's tennis team (10-6, 2-0) came storming back in doubles and never looked back in this afternoon’s 6-1 victory over Maryland (6-6, 0-1).

Gophers Welcome Two B1G Teams to Baseline

Gophers Welcome Two B1G Teams to Baseline

3/15/2018 - W. Tennis

Minnesota (9-6, 1-0 Big Ten) returns to Big Ten action this weekend against Maryland (6-5, on Friday and Rutgers on Sunday.

Gophers Fall to Notre Dame 6-1

Gophers Fall to Notre Dame 6-1

3/13/2018 - W. Tennis

Minnesota fell to Notre Dame 6-1 on Tuesday with Caitlyn Merzbacher earning the lone point with her 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 win at No. 5 singles.

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