Nov. 9, 2013
The Minnesota women’s tennis team piled up four singles wins on the second day of its final day of the tournament of the season Saturday. Jessika Mozia, Julia Courter, Kendall Heitzner, and Yuliana Umanets each came up victorious at the Kitty Harrison Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C.
On the day, the Gophers went 4-4 in singles and 0-3 in doubles. They are now 6-10 in singles and 1-7 in doubles through two days of play at the tournament.
Umanets and Heitzner both improved to 2-0 on the weekend with their wins, while Courter and Mozia moved to 1-1. Mozia and Umanets now share the team lead in fall singles wins with nine apiece.
Mozia, Heitzner, and Umanets downed Frida Jansaker, Viviana Stavreva, and Tolley Rice of Elon, respectively, in straight sets. Courter topped Bryn Khoury of the Phoenix 10-3 in a super tiebreaker after opening the match with a 6-3 set win and a 6-2 loss.
Play in North Carolina, and Minnesota’s fall season with it, concludes Sunday with a round of singles.
Following the weekend, the Gophers will not play until the spring season begins in January. The Gophers season will start Jan. 19 when it welcomes both Eastern Michigan and Northern Iowa to the Baseline Tennis Center for matches.
Jordan Johnston (ELON) def. Tereza Brichacova (MINN) 6-4, 6-1
Jessika Mozia (MINN) def. Frida Jansaker (ELON) 7-6 (4), 6-1
Julia Courter (MINN) def. Bryn Khoury (ELON) 6-3, 2-6, 1-0 (3)
Barbora Lazarova (ELON) def. Aria Lambert (MINN) 6-0, 6-2
Taylor Casey (ELON) def. Paula Rincon Otero (MINN) 7-6, 6-1
Maria Camara Ruiz (ELON) def. Maja Vujic (MINN) 6-3, 6-1
Kendall Heitzner (MINN) def. Viviana Stavreva (ELON) 6-0, 7-6
Yuliana Umanets (MINN) def. Tolley Rice (ELON) 4-6, retire
Elixane Lechemia/Meghan Blevins (USC) def. Brichacova/Mozia (MINN) 8-3
Caroline Dailey/Brigit Folland (USC) def. Julia Courter/Kendall Heitzner (MINN) 8-5
Bryn Khoury/Viviana Stavreva (ELON) def. Yuliana Umantes/Kelsey Frechette (MINN) 8-5
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Catrina Thompson comes to Minnesota from Notre Dame, where prior to her coaching career she was a three-time All-American doubles player
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.