Natallia Pintusava
Natallia  Pintusava


Minsk, Belarus


Gophers Use Sweeps to Start 2-0

Minnesota defeated Milwaukee and North Dakota by 7-0 scores


Buckeyes Top Gophers in Quarterfinal Match

Ohio State eliminates Minnesota with a 4-0 win


Brichacova Receives All-Big Ten Honor

The junior was named All-Big Ten Second Team


Gophers Open Postseason Against Badgers

Sixth-seed Minnesota opens the Big Ten Tournament with a clash against border rival Wisconsin, the No. 11 seed.


Gophers Oust Badgers With 4-3 Victory

Minnesota defeated the Badgers in the first round and will face Ohio State in the quarterfinals at 2 p.m. Friday


Natallia Pintusava

Natallia Pintusava Action Photos


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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Natallia Pintusava's Career Statistics
Season Singles Doubles
2010-11 18-14 11-15
2011-12 18-11 19-10
2012-13 14-22 12-20
2013-14 15-20 23-8
Career Totals 65-67 65-53


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Gophers Add Transfer Zhang from UNLV

6/15/2018 - W. Tennis

The University of Minnesota women’s tennis team announced today the addition of Juliet Zhang, a sophomore who will compete for the Gophers this upcoming fall.

161 Gophers Receive Spring Academic All-Big Ten Honors

161 Gophers Receive Spring Academic All-Big Ten Honors

5/30/2018 - W. Tennis

A total of 161 University of Minnesota student-athletes were honored by the Big Ten Conference on the Academic All-Big Ten Team for spring and at-large sports, the conference announced on...

Ryba, Safdar Earn All-Big Ten Honors

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5/3/2018 - W. Tennis

The Big Ten Conference office announced today the All-Big Ten selections for the 2017-18 season.

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