Nov. 10, 2013
The Minnesota women’s tennis team wrapped up its fall season Sunday with its strongest day at North Carolina’s Kitty Harrison Invitational. The Gophers, previously 6-10 in singles play, went 7-1 on the final day of the tournament.
Brichacova, Heitzner, and Jessika Mozia all won in three-set super tiebreakers against opponents from Maryland. Lambert, Umanets, and Saturday winner Julia Courter dispatched their opponents, also Terrapins, in straight sets.
Freshman Maja Vujic wrapped up her first fall season with a tight, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (6) win over Tea Ivanovic of Virginia Tech, while Paula Rincon Otero fell to the Hokies’ Carol Kahoun in a super tiebreaker.
Umants and Mozia finish the fall season tied for the team lead in singles wins with 10 apiece, while Brichacova concluded and impressive start to her junior season with nine victories.
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.
Tereza Brichacova (MINN) def. Alexandra Stanova (MD) 6-1, 6-7 (3), 1-0 (3)
Jessika Mozia (MINN) def. Nataliya Bredikhina (MD) 7-5, 6-7 (6), 1-0 (4)
Julia Courter (MINN) def. Cassandre Thebault (MD) 6-2, 6-1
Aria Lambert (MINN) def. Olga Gaistruk (MD) 6-2, 6-2
Kendall Heitzner (MINN) def. Olga Bredikhina (MD) 1-6, 6-2, 1-0 (2)
Yuliana Umanets (MINN) def. Olivia Gaudreault (MD) 6-0, 6-3
Carol Kahoun (VT) def. Paula Rincon Otero (MINN) 6-2, 6-7, 1-0 (9)
Maja Vujic (MINN) def. Tea Ivanovic (VT) 7-6 (4), 7-6 (6)
Gophers Tap Thompson to Lead Women's Tennis
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.