Women's Tennis

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The team beat Louisville but then lost to Marshall over the weekend.
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Mon, 02/16/2015
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Getting the doubles point can make a difference between winning and losing a meet.

Minnesota experienced that this weekend when the team was unable to capitalize in its second meet against Marshall.

When the team did win its doubles point, it resulted in a 5-1 upset over No. 66 Louisville.

It was the first time all season that Minnesota beat a ranked opponent.

In the doubles competition, senior Tereza Brichacova and junior Paula Rincon-Otero helped jumpstart the meet with an 8-2 victory.

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Julia Courter and Paula Rincon-Otero are 6-2 in doubles this year.
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Thu, 02/05/2015
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Before coming to Minnesota, Julia Courter didn’t play high school tennis.

She was homeschooled, forcing her to make her mark on the United States Tennis Association circuit tournaments.

Paula Rincon-Otero, who grew up in Spain, certainly faced adjustments before she arrived in Minneapolis, too.

Though they come from different backgrounds, Courter and Rincon-Otero have developed a strong chemistry on and off the court that is put on display when they play doubles together.

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The men’s team upset No. 24 Oklahoma State on Sunday afternoon.
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Mon, 02/02/2015
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Though the temperatures in Minneapolis dipped this weekend, the cold air didn’t seem to cool down the red-hot Gophers.

Off to one of their best starts in the last five years, the Gophers emerged victorious against all three of their opponents this weekend to claim their fourth, fifth and sixth victories this season.

“It’s a lot of tennis,” head coach Geoff Young said. “I thought the guys are playing better and better.”

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Gophers senior Aria Lambert moved up on the school’s all-time singles list.
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Mon, 01/26/2015
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The Minnesota men’s and women’s tennis teams went up against top competition at the ITA Kick-Off over the weekend in the hope of extending their undefeated records to open their 2015 campaigns.

Save for a men’s vicotry against Michigan, the teams seemingly couldn’t keep up with their talented opponents.

The women’s team opened its weekend against No. 3 North Carolina, losing the competition by a final score of 4-0.

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The freshman has been playing No. 1 singles for the Gophers recently.
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Thu, 01/22/2015
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Caroline Ryba didn’t have the opportunity to savor her final weeks at home before coming to the University of Minnesota.

The freshman rehabilitated a hip alignment issue within a month of joining the Gophers.

During that month, she couldn’t play tennis or go running. But luckily for her, the issue was fixed before she got to campus.

And once she arrived in Minneapolis, she refused to let the setback get in the way of success.

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The men’s team beat Marquette and South Dakota State on Saturday.
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Tue, 01/20/2015
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Dropping just one match Saturday against two opponents, the Gophers men’s tennis team began the season with a 2-0 record — the first time since 2009.

The Gophers hosted Marquette University and South Dakota State University and were able to dominate the doubles competition in both meets, which gave them a one-point lead going into the singles competition.

Head coach Geoff Young said he always watches the doubles competition carefully.

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Freshman Felix Corwin beat his teammate Matic Spec for the title.
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Tue, 11/04/2014
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Just two months into his first semester at the University of Minnesota, freshman Felix Corwin holds the title of Big Ten indoor champion.

Corwin, who didn’t lose a set during the entire tournament, faced off against fellow freshman and teammate Matic Spec in the championship match.

Corwin is the first men’s tennis player to win the title since 2003.

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Thu, 09/18/2014
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The focus of this weekend’s Gopher Invitational for the women’s tennis team won’t solely be on victories.

Instead, head coach Chuck Merzbacher will zone in on his team’s underclassmen and how they adapt to college tennis.

“I always like to focus on the [underclassmen] … to make sure they have support there. The fall is for teaching,” Merzbacher said.

The Gopher Invitational the first fall tournament scheduled for the team as it prepares for spring competition.

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Senior Tereza Brichacova won the top singles flight over the weekend.
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Mon, 09/22/2014
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Minnesota headed into the Gopher Invitational intending to set the bar for the upcoming season.

The Gophers did just that, finishing each day with winning records in both singles and doubles. Three Gophers reached the title match in their respective singles flights.

Senior Tereza Brichacova won the Minnesota Flight Singles, the top flight, with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Iowa’s Shelby Talcott.

She said she was satisfied with the Gophers’ performance.

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Tereza Brichacova will compete in the prequalifying singles draw.
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Thu, 09/25/2014
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Tereza Brichacova wasn’t an All-America recruit when she enrolled at the University of Minnesota.

Now, as a senior, Brichacova was selected to play in the Riviera/Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-American Championships in California, which features many of the nation’s top tennis players.

“For her to go and get the competition that she’s going to get … it’s just going to raise the level of her game, which raises the level of the team, too,” said head coach Chuck Merzbacher.

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