Natallia Pintusava  
Natallia Pintusava


Minsk, Belarus


Gophers Erase 3-1 Deficit, Top Spartans

Minnesota won, 4-3, over Michigan State to improve to 16-6 with a 6-3 mark in the Big Ten


Gophers Notch 15th Win, Drop Penn State

No. 55 Minnesota rebounded from a Friday loss with a 4-3 road victory against Penn State.


Minnesota Travels to Ohio State, Penn State

The No. 55 Gophers sit in third place in the Big Ten heading into road matches against Ohio State and Penn State


Gophers Take Down No. 35 Indiana

No. 63 Minnesota upset No. 35 Indiana, 5-2, for its fourth conference win


Minnesota Welcomes Purdue, Indiana

The Gophers play the No. 46 Boilermakers at 5 p.m. Friday and the Hoosiers at 10 a.m. Sunday


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Women Tennis Defeat Iowa on Senior Day

The Gophers take down Iowa 6-1


Women's Tennis: Washington at Minnesota (Feb. 5, 2012)

Women's Tennis Action

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2012-13 • JUNIOR SEASON:Ended her junior season14-22 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 2/24-3/22 • Went 1-2 at Wildcat Invitational in Evanston, Ill. (10/12-14) • Went 1-2 in doubles paired with Paula Rincon Otero at the Kitty Harrison Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C. (11/9-11) • 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 duels 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. (11/4-6) • Defeated seven straight competitors between 2/19 and 3/24 • 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/Emina Bektas (No. 20 Michigan), 8-6, on 3/25 • Partnering with Wiecha, lost 1-8 to No. 37 Lacey Smyth/Natasha Marks (No. 28 Arizona) in Minnesota's NCAA Tournament appearance.

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 (1/21) and No. 23 Sanaa Bhambri of North Carolina State in three sets (2/20) • 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. (10/22-25) • Advanced to third round of both the Cal Nike Invitational (9/24-25) and Wildcat Invitational (10/8-10) to begin season • Went 7-5 in doubles play partnered with Magdalena Wiecha for all 12 matches • Tandem won seven of eight matches from 9/24 to 10/23 • Won the second flight crown at the Wildcat Invitational defeating opponents from DePaul, Louisiana State, and Iowa.

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.

PERSONAL: 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.