Magdalena Wiecha  
Magdalena Wiecha

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Brzesko, Poland


05/31/2012

149 Gopher Student-Athletes Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors

Minnesota's Total is up from 123 Following the 2011 Spring Seasons

05/11/2012

Minnesota Falters Versus Arizona

Gophers drop 4-1 decision in first round of the NCAA tournament

05/09/2012

Gophers Ready For NCAA Tournament

Minnesota will play Arizona in the first round

05/06/2012

Palen Named MVP, Pintusava Voted Most Improved

Gophers will face Arizona in the NCAA tournament on Friday

04/27/2012

Gophers Fall To Illinois in Big Ten Quarterfinals

Sixth-seeded Minnesota lost 4-0 to No. 3 seed Illinois in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament

04/22/2012

Women Tennis Defeat Iowa on Senior Day

The Gophers take down Iowa 6-1

09/30/2011

Magdalena Wiecha

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2011-12 • SENIOR SEASON: Went 8-6 in singles and 19-12 in doublesduring her final season with the Gophers • Was 2-1 in three-set/match tiebreaker matches • Posted 2-1 records both at the Gopher Invitational (9/16-18) and at Northwestern's Wildcat Invitational in Evanston Ill. (9/30-10/2) • Was one half of the two top doubles pairs on the Minnesota squad • Played all 13 fall doubles matches with Alexa Palen for a 7-6 overall record • Combination competed in four tournaments and went 3-1 at Gopher Invitational • Duo reached semifinals in top flight at Wildcat Invitational • Paired with Natallia Pintusava in the spring campaign for a team-best 12-6 overall record (8-3 Big Ten) • Was 9-6 from the No. 1 position and 3-0 from the No. 2 position in doubles duels • Defeated the No. 7 doubles team of Brooke Bolender/Emina Bektas (No. 20 Michigan) on 3/25 • Fell to No. 37 Lacey Smyth/Natasha Marks (No. 28 Arizona) in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on 5/11.

2010-11 • JUNIOR SEASON: Was Minnesota's Most Valuable Athlete • Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree • Finished year 17-18 in singles playing at positions No. 1 through 5 and was 18-19 in doubles • Won five of six matches from 1/24 to 2/18, won four straight from 2/6 to 2/18, and five of last six regular-season matches • Was 9-14 in spring doubles play • Won seven of eight matches with Mariana Spilca from 1/24 to 2/20 • Had a 7-7 singles record in the fall, including two three-match win steaks • Reached semifinals at Cal Nike Invitational with wins over Maria Meliuk of Sacramento State, Julie Luzar of Long Beach State, and Jessica Agra of Santa Clara (9/24-26) • Defeated defending champion and No. 69 Ana-Maria Constantinescu of Oklahoma at the ITA Central Regional Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. (10/22) • Went 9-5 in fall doubles competition, playing 12 of 14 matches with Natallia Pintusava • Won at least two doubles matches in all four fall tournaments • Claimed second flight doubles title at Wildcat Invitational with Pintusava, defeating opponents from DePaul, Louisiana State, and Iowa (10/8-10).

2009-10 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Posted a 17-15 singles record and a 10-10 doubles mark • Played only six three-set matches all season, but four were the last four matches of the season • Won five straight matches from 1/30-2/19 and 10 of 12 matches from 1/30 to 3/26 • Had the team's lone win in a loss to Northwestern (4/18) by beating Elena Chernyakova 0-6, 6-4, 6-3 • Rolled to two 6-0, 6-0 victories, beating Kari Kastenholz of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2/13) and Frances Leung of Carleton (2/28) • Played with four different spring doubles partners and won five of her first seven matches • Totaled a 4-6 singles record during the fall season • Had two victories at the Gopher Invitational (9/25-27) • Won her opening match at the ITA Central Regional (10/21-25) over Jennifer Dien of Southern Illinois before battling 16th-seeded Mallory Weber of Missouri to a three-set loss in the second round • Went 5-5 in fall doubles matches, teaming with Peta Forsyth and Alexa Palen.

2008-09 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Regular contributor to the lineup who finished 14-15 in singles and 17-14 in doubles • Clinched team's 4-3 win at Purdue (4/19) with a 7-5, 6-3 singles win over Anna Dushkina and teamed with Alex Seaton to clinch the doubles point • Sealed the 5-2 win at Indiana State (4/18) with a 6-0, 6-0 rout of Elmine Botes • Earned a victory at the Big Ten tournament with a 6-2, 6-2 decision over Maria Prishlyak of Penn State (4/23) • Partnered with seven different players in doubles • Went 11-7 in doubles with Jackie Sperling, including a tunner-up finish at the Gopher Invitational (9/12-14) • Finished 5-1 in Big Ten doubles matches • Played only one three-set match all season and had four others end in super-tiebreakers • Went 0-5 in three-set contests.

PRIOR TO MINNESOTA: Graduate of Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace • Won 20 national tournaments in Poland and eight Polish championship medals • Completed high school ranked 16th in Poland • Was ranked sixth nationally in the under-14 rankings, winning a bronze medal in singles and a silver in doubles at the age group • Part of the gold-medal winning under-14 Polish team championship squad • Won two bronze medals in under-21 doubles play and one bronze each in under-12, under-16 and under-18 doubles competition.

PERSONAL: Sports management major • Daughter of Lucyna and Krzystof Wiecha • Born January 19, 1989.