Sept. 12, 2012
The University of Minnesota women’s tennis program is set to host the annual Gopher Invitational this weekend, Sept. 14-16, at Baseline Tennis Center. The tournament will feature Air Force, Eastern Michigan, Gustavus Adolphus, St. Catherine University, Northern Iowa, Iowa, UW-Milwaukee, and Minnesota.
The event will be divided into three singles flights and two doubles flights. Singles will consist of 16 players in each flight (Gold – A Flight, Maroon – B Flight, and Gopher – C Flight). Doubles will also highlight 16 teams in each flight (Gold – A Flight, Maroon – B Flight).
The three-day event will begin at 9:00 a.m. CT every morning with practice courts available at 7:30 a.m. Friday will kick-off with doubles competition, followed by singles.
Sophomores Aria Lambert and Julia Courter, along with freshman Paula Rincon Otero, are playing in the singles A flight. Two more freshmen, Kelsey Frechette and Jessika Mozia, will make their collegiate debut in the B flight, which also features junior Pauline Gilbert.
Courter and Lambert are teaming up for the doubles competition and will be joined by the duo of Mozia and Rincon-Otero in the top flight. However, the two teams will only face each other if both make it to the championship match. Gilbert and Frechette make up the final doubles team for the Gophers. They will be the lone Minnesota team in the Maroon flight.
Parking on Saturday will be limited due to the Gopher Football game at TCF Bank Stadium. Event parking will only be available at the East River Road Garage at a cost of $10. All lots will be open for Friday and Sunday events.
The Gopher Invitational is the first of six fall tournaments that Minnesota will compete in this season.
Gopher Invite: Day 4
The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers finished strong after four days of competition at the Gopher Invitational at Baseline Tennis Center this weekend.
Gopher Invite: Day 3
The third day of the Gopher Invite saw some hard fought matches for the maroon and gold at Baseline Tennis Center as they won two doubles draws.
Gopher Invite: Day 2
The University of Minnesota women’s tennis team continued to play strong today, the second day of the Gopher Invitational at Baseline Tennis Center.