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 will end its regular season with the two matches; the Gophers celebrate Senior Day Friday
Minnesota defeated Nebraska, 5-2, to improve to 15-6 on the year
Minnesota improved to 12-6 on the year, including 2-2 in the Big Ten
2014-15 • SENIOR SEASON
Capped the season at 21-13 in singles and 12-4 in doubles • led the team with 21 singles wins and finished her career with 79 victories in singles, the 10th-most in program history • was 13-4 in singles and 10-1 in doubles at the Baseline Tennis Center • in the spring season, had a 17-8 singles record and a 4-2 mark in doubles • in singles, led the Gophers with 17 wins in the spring and tied for the Minnesota lead with six triumphs in the Big Ten, playing at position Nos. 1, 3, 4 and 5 • 16 of 17 spring wins came in straight sets • had records of 4-5 in singles and 8-2 in doubles in the fall • won three-consecutive singles matches to reach the championship match at the Gopher Invitational • added a three-set triumph over Boston University's Lauren Davis at the Big Green Invitational (Oct. 31) • placed third with Tereza Brichacova and first with Caroline Ryba and Kendall Heitzner in doubles draws at the Gopher Invitational (Sept. 19-21) • reached round of 32 at the ITA Central Region Championships with Maja Vujic (Oct. 16-20) • added another win with Vujic against a pairing from BU at the Big Green Invitational (Oct. 31).
2013-14 • JUNIOR SEASON
Finished her junior year with a 23-14 singles record and a 14-11 doubles ledger • notched a record of 16-7 in dual match singles and 10-6 record with Paula Rincon Otero in dual-match doubles • won 13 of her first 16 spring singles matches • posted the Gophers' top Big Ten singles record at 6-4 and the team's top record at the Baseline Tennis Center at 14-3 • played primarily at the fifth position, going 12-5 • went 3-0 at No. 6 singles and earned a victory at No. 3 against North Dakota (Jan. 26) • had a 9-8 fall singles record, including a run to her flight's championship match at the Gopher Invitational • went 4-4 in fall doubles with Kelsey Frechette.
2012-13 • SOPHOMORE SEASON
Finished 2012-13 with a 20-21 overall singles and an 11-6 doubles record • marked the highest winning percentage on the team in dual match action with a .500 mark (12-12), playing at the third, fourth, and fifth positions • had a 4-7 record in Big Ten play • closed out the year with a two-match winning streak • tallied a tiebreaker victory over Ana Tripolskaya in the team's Border Battle win against Wisconsin (Feb. 24) • posted a win over Misia Kedzierski of No. 52 Illinois on (March 31) • tallied a singles win against Carmen Sandor (Penn State) in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament to help the Gophers to a 4-1 victory and an advancement • Played for a 4-0 doubles record in spring play, 3-0 when paired with Doron Muravnik • had a 9-8 record in fall 2012 • defeated Ellen Silver and Annette Dohanics of Iowa in the final round of the Wildcat Invitational (Oct. 14-16) • lost in the consolation final of doubles play to Vroni Van Berlo and Sarah Gealer of Maryland in Kitty Harrison Invitational (Nov. 9-11).
2011-12 • FRESHMAN SEASON
Started collegiate career with records of 15-13 in singles and 9-11 in doubles • Finished 10-6 in singles duels and 3-4 in conference • played most of the season in the No. 6 position (7-4) • all but two wins on the season came in straight sets • five of 13 losses ended either in three sets or in a match tiebreaker; one other loss came via retire due to injury • went 2-2 at Wildcat Invitational in Evanston Ill. (Sept. 30-Oct. 2) • went 8-1, with a five-match win streak, beginning at the Kitty Harrison Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C. (Nov. 4-6) and ending at the duel against LSU on March 17 • defeated Nina Sertic of No. 47 Penn State (0-6, 6-3, 6-0) on April 6 • bested Iowa's Ellen Silver (6-2, 6-2) to help the team advance to the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals • played with six different doubles partners • was 4-3 with Julia Courter and 3-2 with Emilie Renault.
PRIOR TO MINNESOTA
Played high school tennis at Minnetonka under head coach Dave Stearns • won back-to-back Class AA state singles championships in 2008 and 2009 after placing second in 2007 • was an all-conference selection from 2006-09 • went undefeated in her sophomore year and never lost a set as a junior • held top ranking in USTA's 18-and-under Northern Region • five-star recruit according to tennisrecruiting.net.
Majoring in communications • most memorable sports thrills were her Minnesota state singles titles as a sophomore and as a junior • daughter of Karl and Tana Lambert • born Dec. 19, 1992.
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Merzbacher Gets 400th Career Victory
The Courtside Classic comes to a close with the Gophers winning the consolation match over New Mexico 5-2 earning Coach Chuck Merzbacher his 400th career victory.
Gophers Battle at Courtside Classic
Courtside Classic day one is in the books with the Gophers falling 4-3 to DePaul. All three Gophers seniors pulled out singles wins on the day.
Gophers Bring Back Courtside Classic
The re-established Courtside Classic is set for this weekend as the Gophers host DePaul, Mississippi State and New Mexico.