Gophers Split Pair Of Sunday Matches
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
Minnesota 7, Carleton 0