The University of Minnesota women’s tennis program was able to sign Isabella Lambert of Minneapolis, Minn. to the class of 2022, head coach Catrina Thompson announced Friday.
“We are excited to announce local Minnesota native Isabella Lambert will join the Gophers for the 2018-2019 season,” head coach Catrina Thompson said. “Bella follows in the footsteps of her older sister Aria who played for the Golden Gophers from 2011-2015. Bella’s attitude and competitiveness fit right in with the culture of our team. We are looking forward to getting to work with Bella soon!”
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Lambert comes from Minnetonka High School, and has experienced success in Baseline Tennis Center before. She was able to capture the Class 2A singles at the girl’s state tournament in 2016 with a straight set victory. Lambert was also a finalist in 2015. She has been one of USTA Northern’s top junior in everey age group, having been ranked No. 2 in the section’s 18-and-under rankings and on the cusp of the Top 100 in the USTA National Standings.
Lambert was one of 32 players nationwide to be named to the United States Tennis Association Junior Leadership Team in 2017. The team recognizes the finest U.S. junior tennis layers who exhibit leadership, sportsmanship and character on and off the court. Lambert is a volunteer for her local homeless shelter and is an honor-roll student.
Lambert’s sister Aria, was 79-61 in singles play in her four years with Minnesota. Her 79 victories from 2012-15 puts her at 11th most all-time at the University of Minnesota.
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