Women's Tennis

Subhead: 
The senior walked on to the Gophers but has started the year 8-1 in doubles.
Publish Date: 
Tue, 11/03/2015
AP Article: 
Not AP Article
Pius Mozia used to watch Minnesota women’s tennis games after his own playing career was over.
 
Now his daughter, senior Jessika Mozia, has turned into one of the most experienced players on the team.
 
Temp Reporter: 
Jack White
Blurb: 
The senior walked on to the Gophers but has started the year 8-1 in doubles.
Story Attributes
Breaking News: 
Not Breaking News
Developing Story: 
Not developing story
Front Page Feature: 
Not Front Page Feature
Section Feature: 
Section Feature
Weekend Sports: 
Not Weekend Sports
MPR Story: 
Not MPR story
Primary Content: 
Subhead: 
Head coach Chuck Merzbacher recruited his daughter to play for the Gophers.
Publish Date: 
Thu, 10/01/2015
AP Article: 
Not AP Article
Freshman Caitlyn Merzbacher just finished her first college tournament last weekend, where she went 4-1 in singles and 6-0 in doubles at the Gopher Invitational. 
Her father was there to see it all because he’s also her head coach. 
“She was in some really tough matches, and she gutted them out and played really well,” head coach Chuck Merzbacher said. “I was really proud of her in singles and doubles.
Temp Reporter: 
Jack White
Blurb: 
Head coach Chuck Merzbacher recruited his daughter to play for the Gophers.
Story Attributes
Breaking News: 
Not Breaking News
Developing Story: 
Not developing story
Front Page Feature: 
Not Front Page Feature
Section Feature: 
Not Section Feature
Weekend Sports: 
Not Weekend Sports
MPR Story: 
Not MPR story
Subhead: 
In their first tournament of the season, the women’s team went 23-9 in singles play.
Publish Date: 
Mon, 09/28/2015
AP Article: 
Not AP Article
The Gophers women’s tennis team kicked off their season with the three-day Gopher Invitational over the weekend, going 23-9 in singles and winning six doubles draws.
 
The annual Gophers tournament took place at the Baseline Tennis Center, featuring 11 teams
Temp Reporter: 
Jack White
Blurb: 
In their first tournament of the season, the women’s team went 23-9 in singles play.
Story Attributes
Breaking News: 
Not Breaking News
Developing Story: 
Not developing story
Front Page Feature: 
Not Front Page Feature
Section Feature: 
Not Section Feature
Weekend Sports: 
Not Weekend Sports
MPR Story: 
Not MPR story
Primary Content: 
Publish Date: 
Thu, 09/10/2015
AP Article: 
Not AP Article
Reporter: 
Despite being one of the smaller girls on the court, Alyssa Goehner could make a big impact on Minnesota’s back row with her versatility. 
 
Four matches into her second season, the outside hitter has 24 kills and 33 digs, putting her in good standing o
Blurb: 
The sophomore is in the top four on the Gophers for both kills and digs.
Story Attributes
Breaking News: 
Not Breaking News
Developing Story: 
Not developing story
Front Page Feature: 
Not Front Page Feature
Section Feature: 
Not Section Feature
Weekend Sports: 
Not Weekend Sports
MPR Story: 
Not MPR story
Publish Date: 
Tue, 04/21/2015
AP Article: 
Not AP Article
Reporter: 
Before playing a single point at the collegiate level, two future Gophers brought their talents together at a USTA national tournament last year.
 
Blurb: 
Caroline Ryba and Mehvish Safdar are 10-4 together in the spring season.
Story Attributes
Breaking News: 
Not Breaking News
Developing Story: 
Not developing story
Front Page Feature: 
Not Front Page Feature
Section Feature: 
Not Section Feature
Weekend Sports: 
Not Weekend Sports
MPR Story: 
Not MPR story
Publish Date: 
Thu, 04/09/2015
AP Article: 
Not AP Article
Reporter: 

From seventh grade varsity tennis to being one of Minnesota’s best singles players, Aria Lambert has excelled in every level of competition she’s played.

In her four years at Minnesota, Lambert has compiled a total of 78 singles victories so far, which puts her ninth in program history.

By winning her match against Iowa last weekend, Lambert passed alumna Alessandra Ferrazzi, who has 76 wins.

Blurb: 
The senior is ninth all-time in career singles wins for the Gophers.
Story Attributes
Breaking News: 
Not Breaking News
Developing Story: 
Not developing story
Front Page Feature: 
Not Front Page Feature
Section Feature: 
Not Section Feature
Weekend Sports: 
Not Weekend Sports
MPR Story: 
Not MPR story
Publish Date: 
Mon, 04/06/2015
AP Article: 
Not AP Article
Reporter: 
After a five-match road trip, the Gophers finally came back to the friendly confines of the Baseline Tennis Center this weekend for a pair of matchups against Big Ten opponents.
 
No. 59 Minnesota took two victories with ease, defeating Iowa 6-1 and Nebraska 5-2.
Story Attributes
Breaking News: 
Not Breaking News
Developing Story: 
Not developing story
Front Page Feature: 
Not Front Page Feature
Section Feature: 
Not Section Feature
Weekend Sports: 
Not Weekend Sports
MPR Story: 
Not MPR story
Primary Content: 
Subhead: 
The men’s team surpassed its win total from all of last season.
Publish Date: 
Mon, 03/23/2015
AP Article: 
Not AP Article
Reporter: 

The Gophers’ trip to Michigan proved to be a forgettable ending to spring break.

After Michigan overpowered the Gophers on Saturday, Minnesota lost to Michigan State by one point on Sunday afternoon.

“We’re going to have to fight for every win we get in the Big Ten. It’s just [going to] be that way pretty much here on out,” head coach Chuck Merzbacher said. “We just came up short, but it wasn’t [because of] lack of effort.”

Redshirt junior Julia Courter put forth a consistent effort for the Gophers over the weekend.

Story Attributes
Breaking News: 
Not Breaking News
Developing Story: 
Not developing story
Front Page Feature: 
Not Front Page Feature
Section Feature: 
Not Section Feature
Weekend Sports: 
Not Weekend Sports
MPR Story: 
Not MPR story
Primary Content: 
Publish Date: 
Thu, 03/12/2015
AP Article: 
Not AP Article
Reporter: 

Heading into the Gophers’ border battle with Wisconsin, Tereza Brichacova has one wish.

“I just want to kick their butt,” the senior said.

The Gophers will have a chance to do so when the Badgers travel to the Baseline Tennis Center this Friday.

Head coach Chuck Merzbacher said any match against Wisconsin is a personal one.

“It’s just a heated rivalry,” he said. “That’s the way the girls feel, and that’s the way I feel. So we are pretty excited about facing them again.”

Story Attributes
Breaking News: 
Not Breaking News
Developing Story: 
Not developing story
Front Page Feature: 
Not Front Page Feature
Section Feature: 
Not Section Feature
Weekend Sports: 
Not Weekend Sports
MPR Story: 
Not MPR story
Primary Content: 
Subhead: 
The women’s team went undefeated in three matches over the weekend.
Publish Date: 
Mon, 03/02/2015
AP Article: 
Not AP Article
Reporter: 

The Gophers knew heading to Chapel Hill, N.C., that their matches wouldn’t be easy.

And they weren’t.

No. 19 North Carolina dropped the Gophers 4-1, but they bounced back to beat Citadel 7-0.

Against North Carolina, head coach Geoff Young said the team had a slow start in the doubles competition.

Story Attributes
Breaking News: 
Not Breaking News
Developing Story: 
Not developing story
Front Page Feature: 
Not Front Page Feature
Section Feature: 
Not Section Feature
Weekend Sports: 
Not Weekend Sports
MPR Story: 
Not MPR story
Primary Content: 
Minnesota Daily Serving the University of Minnesota Community since 1900