Sept. 28, 2013
Minnesota women’s tennis senior Natallia Pintusava dropped her first-round match in the 2013 Riviera/ITA All-American Championships pre-qualifying bracket in Pacific Palisades, Calif. Saturday. Baylor senior Jordaan Sanford advanced to the second round past the fourth-year Gopher standout with a three-set win, 6-1, 2-6, 6-2.
Pintusava, an All-Big Ten Second Team selection in 2012-13 fell to 2-3 in fall play after going 2-2 for a sixth-place finish in the top flight at the Gopher Invitational a week ago at the Baseline Tennis Center.
The Minsk, Belarus native was Minnesota’s lone representative at the event.
The pre-qualifying singles draw, hosted by UCLA, began with 62 players, the top eight of whom will move on to qualifying play. Sanford will now play Rana Sherif Ahmed of Fresno State after Ahmed beat Mia King of Georgia 6-4, 6-4.
Next weekend, the Gophers pick up play at Northwestern's Wildcat Invitational in Evanston, Ill. from Oct. 4-6.
Gophers Finish Regional with 29 Wins
The University of Minnesota finished the USTA/ITA Central Region Championships at Baseline Tennis Saturday with 20 singles match wins and seven doubles match wins.
Gophers Pick Up Five More Wins At Regionals
Multiple Golden Gophers advanced in the main and consolation draws at the USTA/ITA Central Region Championships Saturday at Baseline Tennis Center.
Gophers Collect More Wins On Day Two
The University of Minnesota collected four singles wins and two doubles win on day two of the USTA/ITA Central Region Championships at Baseline Tennis Center.