Minnesota's Total is up from 123 Following the 2011 Spring Seasons
Gophers drop 4-1 decision in first round of the NCAA tournament
Minnesota will play Arizona in the first round
Gophers will face Arizona in the NCAA tournament on Friday
Sixth-seeded Minnesota lost 4-0 to No. 3 seed Illinois in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament
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.
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