Gophers Split Pair Of Sunday Matches
Tereza Brichacova.

Tereza Brichacova.

Feb. 23, 2014

The University of Minnesota women’s tennis team split a pair of matches on Sunday at Baseline Tennis Center and is now 8-3 on the year. The Gophers return to action at 12 p.m. on March 2 when they begin Big Ten competition against rival Wisconsin.

On Sunday, Minnesota dropped a 5-2 morning decision to No. 70 Marshall and beat in-state Division III Carleton 7-0 in the evening.

The Gophers’ duo of Tereza Brichacova and Jessika Mozia made quick work of Dana Oppinger and Derya Turhan at first doubles, winning 8-2, but that was the only doubles match that Minnesota would win. Marshall squeaked out wins at the second and third positions, by the scores of 8-6 and 8-7 (7), respectively.

Minnesota notched two wins in singles play, as it received wins by Julia Courter and Aria Lambert. Courter posted a 6-2, 6-0 win against Anna Pomyatinskaya at the fourth position, while Courter prevailed 7-6 (6), 6-3 against Rachael Morales at the sixth slot.

Brichacova was the only Gopher to take her match to three sets in a losing effot. She won the first set against Oppinger at No. 1 singles, but ended up losing 2-6, 6-4, 6-4.

In the evening, Minnesota beat Carleton, which is 45 minutes south of Minneapolis in Northfield, Minn., 7-0.

The Gophers swept the doubles competition, winning by a combined score of 24-3 (8-1, 8-2 and 8-0) and won every matches in singles play in straight sets.

No. 70 Marshall 5, Minnesota 2
February 23, 2014
Baseline Tennis Center | Minneapolis, Minn.


1. Dana Oppinger (MAR) def. Tereza Brichacova (MINN) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
2. Derya Turhan (MAR) def. Natallia Pintusava (MINN) 6-3, 6-1
3. Kai Broomfield (MAR) def. Jessika Mozia (MINN) 6-2, 6-2
4. Julia Courter (MINN) def. Anna Pomyatinskaya (MAR) 6-2, 6-0
5. Karli Timko (MAR) def. Paula Rincon Otero (MINN) 6-1, 4-6, 1-0 (8)
6. Aria Lambert (MINN) def. Rachael Morales (MAR) 7-6 (6), 6-3
Order of Finish: 4, 3, 2, 6, 1, 5

1. Tereza Brichacova / Jessika Mozia (MINN) def. Dana Oppinger/Derya Turhan (MAR) 8-2
2. Karli Timko/Anna Pomyatinskaya (MAR) def. Julia Courter / Natallia Pintusava (MINN) 8-6
3. Kai Broomfield/Rachel Morales (MAR) def. Kendall Heitzner / Maja Vujic (MINN) 8-7 (7)
Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2

Minnesota 7, Carleton 0
February 23, 2014
Baseline Tennis Center | Minneapolis, Minn.

1. Jessika Mozia (MINN) def. Anne Lombardi (CAR) 6-3, 6-1
2. Julia Courter (MINN) def. Claire Spencer (CAR) 6-0, 6-1
3. Maja Vujic (MINN) def. Mikayla Becich (CAR) 6-1, 6-0
4. Kendall Heitzner (MINN) def. Molly Hemes (CAR) 6-0, 6-0
5. Yuliana Umanets (MINN) def. Joyce Yu (CAR) 6-1, 6-1
6. Pauline Gilbert (MINN) def. Katherine Greenberg (CAR) 6-0, 6-2
Order of Finish: 4, 2, 1, 5, 3, 6

1. Julia Courter/Natallia Pintusava (MINN) def. Anne Lombardi/Joyce Yu (CAR) 8-1
2. Maja Vujic/Kendall Heitzner (MINN) def. Grace Davis/Mikayla Becich  (CAR) 8-2
3. Yuliana Umanets/Pauline Gilbert (MINN) def. Molly Hemes/Katherine Greenberg (CAR) 8-0
Order of Finish: 2, 1, 3




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