Former Edina tennis star opts to play for dad at U of M

Former Edina High School tennis star Caitlin Merzbacher was the reigning two-time singles champion for the Hornets in Class 2A and had her pick of college programs to play for, but she decided to stay home and attend the University of Minnesota.

But the choice to play at the U is braver than you would imagine. It’s one thing to stay close to home for college; it’s another thing to choose to play for your dad, who is the head coach of the university’s women’s tennis team and the winningest male tennis player in Gopher history.