Jan. 7, 2013
The Minnesota’s women’s tennis program was chosen as the No. 41 team in the nation, as selected by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Two-time defending national champions the Florida Gators pick up where they left off, on top of the country with the No. 1 pick.
Led by first year head coach Chuck Merzbacher, the Golden Gophers return nine letterwinners to this season’s roster. Last season, the team was consistently ranked in the top half of the rankings, finishing at No. 39.
The team is one of eight Big Ten squads to receive recognition in the top 50. Northwestern is the highest-ranked Big Ten affiliate as the No. 13 team. Michigan and Nebraska come in at No. 16 and No. 17, respectively. Illinois was voted No. 24, while Purdue fell just outside the top 25 with a No. 27 pick. Trailing Minnesota is Indiana (No. 49) and Penn State (T-No. 50). Ohio State took place at No. 57 on the list and Wisconsin was the final Big Ten team to make the poll, edging in at No. 75.
Minnesota returns to the court to start the spring season on Jan. 19.The squad will face Marquette and Montana at 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., respectively.
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.