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|
Gophers Wrap Up Fall Season
Ryba, Safdar and Vujic wrapped up the Gophers fall season this weekend at the Thunderbird Invitational with Vujic picking up two singles wins.
Gophers Add Bihel, Kreinis
Minnesota has signed two student-athletes to National Letter of Intents for the 2016-17 season.
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