Tereza Brichacova, Julia Courter, Kendall Heitzner, Paula Rincon-Otero and Maja Vujic were academic all-conference selections
Minnesota won four times in singles and once in doubles in its final fall outing
Jessika Mozia earned a three-set singles victory against Dartmouth's Akiko Okuda Saturday
Minnesota went 6-2 in singles and 3-1 in doubles on the first day of the Big Green Invitational
Two Minnesota doubles pairings won at the ITA Central Region Championships
2014-15 • JUNIOR SEASON
Finished the season 6-3 in singles and 10-3 in doubles • Academic All-Big Ten • in the spring, went 2-0 in both singles and doubles • won at No. 5 singles against South Dakota State’s Elif Gabb (Feb. 22) and at No. 4 against Carleton’s Claire Spencer (March 1) • paired with Aria Lambert to win matches at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles • in the fall, went 4-3 in singles and 8-3 in doubles • tied for the team lead with eight fall doubles wins • won two singles matches at the Gopher Invitational (Sept. 19-21) • added two more singles wins at the Big Green Invitational (Oct. 31-Nov. 2) • had five fall doubles partners • placed second with Alexandra Bergman and first with both Maja Vujic and Lambert in doubles draws at the Gopher Invitational (Sept. 19-21) • with Caroline Ryba, went 2-0 in doubles at the Big Green Invitational (Oct. 31-Nov. 2).
2013-14 •SOPHOMORE SEASON
Finished debut season at Minnesota with an 11-3 singles record and a 7-10 doubles record • was 6-1 at the Baseline Tennis Center • won both of her spring singles matches in straight sets, conceding just one game • defeated North Dakota's Stephanie Biehn 6-1, 6-0 at No. 5 (Jan. 26) and Carleton's Molly Hemes 6-0, 6-0 at No. 4 (Feb. 23) • went 2-4 in spring singles, including 2-2 with Maja Vujic • had a 9-3 fall singles record that included an undefeated weekend at Northwestern's Wildcat Invitational (Oct. 4-6) • went 5-6 in fall doubles and went 3-1 with Jessika Mozia at the Gopher Invitational (Sept. 20-22).
2012-13 • FRESHMAN SEASON (COLORADO STATE)
Went 15-15 in singles for the Rams as a freshman, going 8-5 in fall play and 7-10 in dual-match play • was typically slotted in the No. 3 or 4 singles position as played No. 1 doubles, going 5-15 overall • earned Academic All-Mountain West honors • was voted "Most Fun to Watch Play".
PRIOR TO MINNESOTA
Was ranked as high as No. 80 in USTA national rankings • won first national tournament at the age of 10 and place third at the USTA National Father Daughter Grass Court Championships with her father, Steve, in 2012 • reached the top ranking in the Southwest Section and finished her junior tennis as a four-star recruit ranked 73rd nationally according to tennisrecruiting.net.
Majoring in sport management/business • was an honor roll student and a member of the National Honor Society in high school • most memorable sports thrill was winning the Bronze Ball USTA National Father Daughter Grass Court Championships • enjoys all sports and listening to country music • father, Steve, played tennis at Michigan State from 1977-81 and sister, Jordan, played tennis at UCLA in 2008-09 • daughter of Linda and Steve Heitzner • born Oct. 10, 1993.
|Kendall Heitzner's Career Statistics|
|2012-13 (at Colorado State)||15-15||5-15|
Meet Head Coach Catrina Thompson
Catrina Thompson sat down with GopherSports.com to talk about her vision for Minnesota tennis, her journey to becoming a head coach and her twin sister who is also a Division I Head Coach.
Safdar and Vujic named ITA Scholar-Athletes
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced that Mehvish Safdar and Maja Vujic have been named 2017 Scholar-Athletes.
Gophers Make Appearances in ITA Circuit Finals
Three University of Minnesota women’s tennis players took part in the ITA Summer Circuit event at the University of Iowa this past weekend.