Seven Gophers finish fall play
Nine Golden Gophers maintained a perfect 4.0 grade-point average during the 2014-15 academic year.
Tereza Brichacova, Julia Courter, Kendall Heitzner, Paula Rincon-Otero and Maja Vujic were academic all-conference selections
The Gophers will take on No. 1 seeded Michigan in the quarterfinal round Friday
Seniors Tereza Brichacova and Aria Lambert won their final singles matches at the Baseline Tennis Center
2016 SPRING SEASON
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.
2015 FALL SEASON
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.
2014-15 • JUNIOR SEASON
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).
2013-14 • SOPHOMORE SEASON
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.
2012-13 • FRESHMAN SEASON
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).
PRIOR TO MINNESOTA
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.
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Bihel Living Her Dream
Not only is Karyna Bihel an up and coming member of the tennis team, she is also a first generation college student.
Minnesota Falls to Iowa
The University of Minnesota women’s tennis team fell Sunday to Iowa, 4-2 for their second Big Ten loss of the season.
Minnesota Defeats Nebraska in Final Set
The Golden Gophers Hand The Cornhuskers Their First Big Ten Loss After a Close Match, 4-3