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 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
The No. 59 Gophers won their sixth match in a row
2015 FALL SEASON
Completed her fall season with a record of 6-5 in singles play and 6-6 in doubles play • at the Gopher Invite Safdar went 4-2 in doubles with a 3-1 singles record to start her season • won her first round match at the ITA Central Region Championships in singles and won two consolation matches. She also won one doubles consolation match • won a doubles match with teammate Caroline Ryba at the Thunderbird Invitational.
2014-15 • FRESHMAN SEASON
Finished the season 7-5 in singles and 20-15 in doubles • six of seven singles wins came in straight sets • went 6-1 in singles and 13-6 in doubles at the Baseline Tennis Center • in the spring season, had a 3-0 singles record and a 12-10 doubles record • won three times at No. 1 doubles, including twice with Tereza Brichacova • had a 10-5 doubles record with Mehvish Safdar • duo led the team with six conference wins and won six straight matches from March 16 to April 5 • had a 4-5 singles record and an 8-5 doubles record in her first fall season • tied for the team lead with eight fall doubles wins • reached the singles championship match at the Gopher Invitational by winning the first three matches of her collegiate career (Sept. 19-21) • advanced to the second round of singles qualifying at the ITA Central Region Championships (Oct. 16-20) • had first, second and third-place finishes in doubles at the Gopher Invitational (Sept. 19-21) • went 6-2 in fall doubles Brichacova, including a run to the doubles quarterfinal round at the Central Regionals (Oct. 16-20).
Played tennis at Ursuline Academy in Ohio • finished her prep career with a 116-8 singles record and a 24-0 doubles mark, recording the most total (140) and singles (116) victories in school history • named a national high school tennis All-American in 2013-14 • was a two-time Ohio state singles champion and was the 2010 state doubles champion with her sister, Komal • was the first Ursuline player to win both titles • won two district singles championships and one district doubles title • three-time sectional singles champion • earned Ursulines' Team Award in 2011 and 2013 • four-time First Team Singles Girls Greater Catholic League (GGCL) All-Star and two-time GGCL Player of the Year • was a First Team Singles Greater Cincinnati Tennis Coaches' Association (GCTCA) All-Star two times and was the GCTCA Player of the Year in 2011 and 2013 • First Team Cincinnati Enquirer All-Star in 2010 and 2012 and was the publication's player of the year in 2011 and 2013 • four-time Ohio Tennis Coaches' Association (OTCA) all-state selection and winner of the OTCA Student-Athlete Racquet Award in 2012 and 2013 • Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky (GCNK) Women's Sports Association High School Sportswoman of the Year in 2011 and 2013 • LaRosa's MVP of the Year Finalist in 2013.
Considering a major in psychology • was a four-year honor roll student in high school • enjoys writing and leisure running • most memorable sports thrill was winning the high school state doubles tournament with her sister, Komal, when she was a freshman and Komal was a senior • sister, Komal, plays tennis for Syracuse • daughter of Shahzad and Wardha Safdar • born September 14, 1996.
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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.