beginniGolden Gophers To Begin Spring Season At Home
Minnesota will open its spring season with a single match on Friday. The Golden Gophers take on Richmond in the Minnesota Court Classic beginning at 7 p.m. at the Northwest Athletic Club at 98th Street in Bloomington.
About The Golden Gophers
Minnesota returns five letterwinners from last year's team that finished 18-7 overall and placed second in the Big Ten. The Golden Gophers have qualified for the NCAA Tournament four of the last five seasons. Minnesota will have to overcome the loss of two seniors to graduation: Nora Sauska, the school-record holder for career singles wins; and Kim Simonsen, the team's MVP a year ago.
Fall 2000 Records Singles Doubles Michaela Havelkova 5-5 4-7 Jennifer Howard 3-7 3-4 Andrea Rose 1-8 4-3 Amy Thomas 3-6 4-7* Valerie Vladea 1-1 0-0 Tammy Wang 2-5 1-4 Brandi Watts 3-7 1-6 * Thomas competed with Jeanne Buzcowska of Arizona at the William & Mary Invitational About The Opponent
Richmond lost three seniors to graduation and has five sophomores and three newcomers on its roster. The Spiders finished the 2000 campaign with an 11-10 overall record and last competed in the NCAA Tournament in 1998.
Minnesota hosts Drake on Saturday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m.