Minnesota defeated Milwaukee and North Dakota by 7-0 scores
Ohio State eliminates Minnesota with a 4-0 win
The junior was named All-Big Ten Second Team
Sixth-seed Minnesota opens the Big Ten Tournament with a clash against border rival Wisconsin, the No. 11 seed.
Minnesota defeated the Badgers in the first round and will face Ohio State in the quarterfinals at 2 p.m. Friday
Natallia Pintusava Action Photos
The Gophers take down Iowa 6-1
Women's Tennis Action
2013-14 SENIOR SEASON
Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree Academic All-Big Ten finished her career tied for 24th on the Gophers' all-time singles wins list with 65 and tied for 19th all-time in doubles wins with 65 as a senior, went 15-20 in singles and 23-8 in doubles posted an 11-13 singles record in the spring that included four Big Ten victories and eight triumphs at the Baseline Tennis Center went 11-10 at the No. 2 position registered a 19-4 ledger in doubles with Julia Courter that included marks of 17-3 at No. 1 and 2-1 at No. 2 duo defeated 64th-ranked Grainne O'Neill and Noelle Malley of Ohio State, 8-3, in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal round (April 25) went 4-7 in fall singles action and went 4-4 in doubles, playing with Courter in every match.
2012-13 JUNIOR SEASON
Ended her junior season 14-22 in singles and 12-20 in doubles during her junior campaign went 8-13 in dual and 5-6 in conference matches finished 4-1 at the USTA/ITA Central Region Championships in Tulsa, Okla played at the No. 1 position saw victory over Mara Schmidt of No. 23 Purdue had three straight wins from Feb. 24 to March 22 went 1-2 at Wildcat Invitational in Evanston, Ill. (Oct. 12-14) went 1-2 in doubles paired with Paula Rincon Otero at the Kitty Harrison Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C. (Nov. 9-11) defeated teams from Wisconsin, Connecticut and Michigan State while paired with Paula Rincon Otero.
2011-12 SOPHOMORE SEASON
All-Big Ten First Team finished the season with an 18-11 singles record tied Magdalena Wiecha with the most doubles wins on the team (19-10 record), while taking the top spot for doubles win percentage finished 10-6 in duals from the No. 1 position and 4-3 from the No. 2 position led the team in conference action with a 7-4 record advanced to Round of 16 at Wilson/ITA Central Regional Championships in Tulsa, Okla. (10/20-24) went 2-2 at Kitty Harrison Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C. (Nov. 4-6) defeated seven straight competitors between Feb. 19 and March 24 went 2-7 against ranked opponents in singles play won one doubles match playing with Julia Courter, one with Doron Muravnik, and five with Yuliana Umanets started teaming with Magdalena Wiecha during the spring season and quickly became a national threat, ranking as high as No. 39 in the country along with Wiecha, defeated No. 7 duo Brooke Bolender and Emina Bektas (No. 20 Michigan), 8-6, on 3/25 partnering with Wiecha, lost 1-8 to No. 37 Lacey Smyth and Natasha Marks (No. 28 Arizona) in Minnesota's NCAA Tournament appearance ITA Scholar-Athlete.
2010-11 FRESHMAN SEASON
Earned Second Team All-Big Ten honors led Minnesota with 18 singles wins was 7-9 in dual match singles, playing all 16 matches at the top position was ranked as high as No. 51 in the country and was 2-2 against nationally ranked opponents beat 27th-ranked Michaela Kissell of Marshall in straight sets (Jan. 21) and No. 23 Sanaa Bhambri of North Carolina State in three sets (Feb. 20) went 11-15 in doubles play in the spring was 4-10 in dual match doubles play four of 10 doubles losses came against ranked opponents partnered with Alessandra Ferrazzi, took down No. 77 doubles pair Megan Price and Callie Craig of BYU 8-6 went posted an 11-5 singles record in the fall season, going 3-3 against ranked opponents won six matches, including wins against 37th-ranked Sonja Molnar of Iowa and 36th-ranked Lutfiana Budiharto of Wichita State, to reach ITA Central Regional final in Fayetteville, Ark. (Oct. 22-25) advanced to third round of both the Cal Nike Invitational (Sept. 24-25) and Wildcat Invitational (Oct. 8-10) to begin season went 7-5 in doubles play partnered with Magdalena Wiecha for all 12 matches tandem won seven of eight matches from Sept. 24 to Oct. 23 won the second flight crown at the Wildcat Invitational defeating opponents from DePaul, Louisiana State, and Iowa ITA Scholar-Athlete.
PRIOR TO MINNESOTA
Reached 18-under mixed finals at 2008 Eddie Herr International Junior Championships with partner Andrei Vasilevski reached girls 16-under doubles finals at 2007 Eddie Herr Championships with partner Lidziya Marozava won the 16-under singles title at the 2006 Prince Cup in Miami, Fla. paired up with Palina Pekhava to win doubles at the same tournament.
Plans to major in food science lists reading, writing stories, and drawing as hobbies lists most memorable sports thrill as going to Roland Garros in 2009, even though she was unable to compete due to injury daughter of Zhanna Harbatkina and Siarhei Pintusava born on January 2, 1992.
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