Natallia Pintusava  
Natallia Pintusava


Minsk, Belarus


Gophers Topped by NU on Senior Day

Minnesota will the No. 6 seed in the Big Ten Tournament and will play No. 11 Wisconsin Thursday


Gophers Edged at Home by Illinois

The Gophers fell to 16-7 on the season with a 4-3 loss to the Fighting Illini.


Gophers Wrap Up Home Slate

No. 59 Minnesota will play Illinois Friday at 3 p.m. and Northwestern Sunday at noon when it celebrates Senior Day.


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.


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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.