Oct. 18, 2012
On the opening day of competition at the ITA Regional Championships, three members of the Minnesota women’s tennis team advanced through the qualifying round. The girls played through two rounds of singles today in Tulsa, Okla. to earn sports in the main draw.
Courter began with a defeat of South Dakota State’s Flarencia Magni (6-3, 6-1). She faced Melani Marlin (Oral Roberts) in the second round and dominated with a 6-1, 6-1 victory.
Mozia also defeated a SDSU athlete, Ffion Davies, in the first round (7-6(4), 6-2). In the second, she pushed through a third game to overcome Motse Blasco Fernandez (WSU) 6-3, 2-6, (11-9).
Lambert flew past UCA’s Kriza Buck 6-0, 6-4 in the first round followed by a breezy defeat of ASU’s Biliana Milozevska (6-1, 6-2).
Pauline Gilbert also competed for Minnesota in the qualifiers, playing the first round against Mara Toro of Saint Louis to a 5-0 score before retiring due to illness.
The Gophers will continue their run tomorrow as both doubles and singles main draws begin.
First Serve With Barbara Mancera
Sophomore Barbara ‘Bita’ Mancera comes to the University of Minnesota after transferring from North Carolina State.
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.