Mehvish Safdar
Mehvish  Safdar

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Mason, Ohio

High School:
Ursuline Academy


04/23/2015

Minnesota Eliminates MSU in First Round

The Gophers will take on No. 1 seeded Michigan in the quarterfinal round Friday

04/17/2015

Gophers Edge No. 34 Purdue on Senior Day

Seniors Tereza Brichacova and Aria Lambert won their final singles matches at the Baseline Tennis Center

04/05/2015

Gophers Top Huskers, Earn 10th Home Win

Minnesota defeated Nebraska, 5-2, to improve to 15-6 on the year

03/27/2015

Gophers Prevail at Rutgers, 5-2

Minnesota improved to 12-6 on the year, including 2-2 in the Big Ten

03/16/2015

Minnesota Upends Florida Gulf Coast, 6-1

The No. 59 Gophers won their sixth match in a row

09/20/2014

Day Two Gopher Invitational

Women's Tennis

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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).

PRIOR TO MINNESOTA
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.

PERSONAL
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.

Mehvish Safdar's Career Statistics
Season Singles Doubles
2014-15 7-5 20-15
Career Totals 7-5 20-15

MORE HEADLINES

Merzbacher Gets 400th Career Victory

2/7/2016

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

2/6/2016

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

2/5/2016

The re-established Courtside Classic is set for this weekend as the Gophers host DePaul, Mississippi State and New Mexico.

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