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


Gophers Wrap Up Fall Season


Ryba, Safdar and Vujic wrapped up the Gophers fall season this weekend at the Thunderbird Invitational with Vujic picking up two singles wins.

Gophers Add Bihel, Kreinis


Minnesota has signed two student-athletes to National Letter of Intents for the 2016-17 season.

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