Oct. 13, 2012
The Gophers dominated day two of the Wildcat Invitational at the Northwestern campus in Evanston, Ill. The day was reserved for doubles action, picking up where the teams left off on Friday. Minnesota duos went 5-3 on the day while collecting a bracket championships and one consolation title.
Jessika Mozia and Aria Lambert rounded out their successful weekend play with two more wins to claim the black draw championship title. The duo first defeated Vladutu/Sufi of DePaul in the semifinals, followed by a win over Silver/Dohanics from Iowa.
The pairing of Paula Rincon Otero and Natallia Pintusava recovered from their first round loss on Friday to dominate the purple draw consolation. The started the day against Zordani/Seaborne (Iowa), winning 8-6, and took the prize with a defeat of Wisconsin’s Chypyha/Berner.
Julia Courter and Yuliana Umanets were able to notch a victory in the semifinals of the white bracket, but fell in the finals to end in tenth. Also in the black draw, Pauline Gilbert and Tereza Brichacova dropped both of their matches to finish fourth.
The final round of the singles competition takes place on Sunday morning.
Gophers Hand Out Team Awards at Banquet
The University of Minnesota women’s tennis team held their team banquet Sunday where they handed out team awards and celebrated the season.
Ryba Earns All-Big Ten Honors
Caroline Ryba was named to the All-Big Ten Team for the second time in her collegiate career and was also named the team's Sportsmanship Award recipient.
Comeback Falls Short for Gophers
No. 8 seeded Minnesota fell in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament to No. 9 seeded Nebraska, 4-3, after falling in the final set.