Paula Rincon-Otero
Paula  Rincon-Otero


Madrid, Spain

High School:
Sagrado Corazon

Last College:
University Autonoma Madrid


Rincon Shines At Big Green

Seven Gophers finish fall play


72 Gophers Earn B1G Distinguished Scholar Award

Nine Golden Gophers maintained a perfect 4.0 grade-point average during the 2014-15 academic year.


Five Gophers Earn Academic All-Big Ten Plaudits

Tereza Brichacova, Julia Courter, Kendall Heitzner, Paula Rincon-Otero and Maja Vujic were academic all-conference selections


Minnesota Eliminates MSU in First Round

The Gophers will take on No. 1 seeded Michigan in the quarterfinal round Friday


Gophers Edge No. 34 Purdue on Senior Day

Seniors Tereza Brichacova and Aria Lambert won their final singles matches at the Baseline Tennis Center


Day Two Gopher Invitational

Women's Tennis

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Paced the team with a team leading 14 singles wins in the spring season goin 14-9 • played No. 1 doubles the whole season going 9-16 with four different partners • won five of first six doubles matches in the spring season with Annemarie Emme • had two different four match win steaks in singles throughout the season • had wins against No. 41 dePauls Patricia Lancranjan and No. 63 New Mexico's Dominique Duliski. 

Finished the fall season going 5-2 in singles competition and 5-4 in doubles competition  competed in the ITA All-American doubles main draw with Julia Courter to start her season as one of only two Big Ten teams competing in the main draw. The duo lost two close matches • advanced to the quarterfinals in doubles at the ITA Central Region Championships with two close wins while grabbing two consolation singles wins • at the Big Green Invitational, she went undefeated (3-0) in the singles competition and 2-1 in doubles competition alongside teammate Camila Vargas Gomez and was named to the All-Tournament team.

Went 18-9 in singles and 19-14 in doubles • Academic All-Big Ten • at the Baseline Tennis Center, went 10-4 in singles and 13-3 in doubles • in the spring, went 10-5 in singles and 13-9 in doubles • played at singles position Nos. 3, 5 and 6 • went 4-3 in Big Ten singles and topped Michigan • in doubles, went 4-1 and finished ranked 66th nationally in doubles with Julia Courter • alongside Courter, defeated North Carolina's Caroline Price and Jamie Loeb, who finished the season ranked 18th, by a score of 6-2 (Jan. 24) • had a 9-8 record at No. 1 doubles with partner Tereza Brichacova, including three victories in conference competition • posted records of 8-4 in singles and 6-5 in doubles in the fall • tied for the team lead with eight fall singles wins • went 3-1 at the Gopher Invitational (Sept. 19-21) • made it through the qualifying draw and to the main draw's round of 32 at the ITA Central Region Championships (Oct. 16-20) • defeated opponents from Boston University and UMass at the Big Green Invitational at the Big Green Invitational (Oct. 31-Nov. 2) • won a Gopher Invitational doubles title and placed second in a separate doubles draw at the tournament with Jessika Mozia (Sept. 19-20) • won another Gopher Invitational doubles championship Julia Courter (Sept. 21).

ITA Scholar-Athlete • posted a 16-15 singles record and a 14-12 doubles record in her second collegiate season • Academic All-Big Ten • went 12-5 in dual-match singles at the Nos. 4-6 positions and had a 9-6 home singles record • registered a 9-4 mark at No. 6 and won 11 of her first 13 spring matches, including each of her first six • went 10-6 in spring doubles with Aria Lambert • duo posted two four-match win streaks • went 4-10 in fall singles play and placed fourth at the Gopher Invitational • went 4-6 in fall doubles with three different partners.

ITA Scholar-Athlete • received the Coaches' Award, presented to the student-athlete who exhibits a positive attitude and a dedicated work ethic • had 6-7 record overall in fall 2012 • defeated Hannah Berner and Lauren Chypyha of Wisconsin, 8-6, in the consolation final of doubles play at the Wildcat Invitational (Oct. 14-16).

Gained experience on the national and international level while competing for a Madrid-based club program • participated in the Madrid Regional Championships and qualified for the Spain National Championships • Won the bronze medal at the University Championship of Spain last season • also participated in basketball from a young age but stopped to focus on her tennis future.

Double majoring in finance and accounting • enjoys music, reading, and going out with friends • daughter of Julio Rincon and Inmaculada Otero • has one brother, Marcos • born March 15, 1993.

Paula Rincon-Otero's Career Statistics
Season Singles Doubles
2012-13 13-17 10-16
2013-14 16-15 14-12
2014-15 18-9 19-14
2015-16 19-11 14-20
Career Totals 66-52 57-62


Gophers Add Transfer Zhang from UNLV

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 Academic All-Big Ten Honors

161 Gophers Receive Academic All-Big Ten Honors

5/30/2018 - W. Tennis

A total of 161 student-athletes were honored by the Big Ten Conference on the Academic All-Big Ten Team.

Ryba, Safdar Earn All-Big Ten Honors

Ryba, Safdar Earn All-Big Ten Honors

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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