Minas Tênis Clube (women's volleyball)

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Crest of Minas Tenis Clube.svg
Full name Minas Tênis Clube
Short name Minas
Founded 1937
Ground Vivo Arena, Belo Horizonte
(Capacity: 4,000)
Chairman Brazil Luiz Gustavo Lage
Manager Brazil Jarbas da Silva Soares Ferreira
Captain Brazil Daniele Vianna Fagundes Ciprandi
League Brazilian Superliga
2013–14 12th
Website Club home page
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Minas Tênis Clube is a Brazilian women's volleyball team from Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, which represents the Multisport Club from the same name in the Brazilian Superleague.


The early years[edit]

Volleyball has being practiced in Minas since its opening, in 1937.

L'aqua di Fiori era[edit]

During the early 1990s, Minas was one of the most successful teams in Brazil. The team was second place in the 1991-92, and won the 1992-93 Brazilian League. The main players were Hilma, Ana Paula, Leila and Ana Flávia, whom also played for the Brazil women's national volleyball team.

The MRV era[edit]

From late 1990's until the season 2010/2011 the team played with the name MRV/Minas. During this period the team had noticeable performance, winning its second Brazilian Superleague championship, and also being runner-up twice.

Usiminas era[edit]

During the seasons 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 the team played under the name Usiminas/Minas. The team achieved fourth and seventh positions, respectively, in the Brazilian Superliga.

Present days[edit]

In April 2013 Usiminas announced that it would not renew the partnership. The team did not signed with any other sponsor and will play the season 2013/2014 without sponsorship, using the club's original name. In the beginning of 2014 the team signed the contract, and changed its commercial name to Decisão Engenharia/Minas. For the season 2014/2015 the team will play with the name Camponesa/Minas.





2012-2013 squad[edit]

As of October 2013[3]

# Name Height Position
1 Carla Ferreira dos Santos 1.77 Wing Spiker
2 Giovana Gasparini 1.72 Setter
3 Alaina Lynn Bergsma 1.93 Opposite
4 Fernanda Luiza Kuchenbecker 1.83 Wing Spiker
5 Arlene Xavier 1.82 Libero
6 Maiara Cristina de Souza Moreira 1.85 Spiker
7 Viviane Lúcia Pessoa de Faria 1.77 Setter
8 Sthefanie Tiele Martins Paulino 1.90 Opposite
9 Marcella Estanislau Macedo 1.80 Setter
11 Valquiria Carboni Dullius 1.88 Middle Blocker
12 Lais Zurli Bittencourt 1.72 Libero
12 Nandyala Santos Gama 1.86 Middle Blocker
14 Lenisse de Fátima Silva Aquino 1.85 Opposite
15 Raquel Vasconcelos Fernandes de Oliveira 1.88 Middle Blocker
16 Fabiane Gontijo Correa 1.87 Opposite
17 Lynda Windy Morales 1.88 Middle Blocker
  • Coach: Brazil Marco Antonio Queiroga
  • Assistant coach: Brazil Anderson de Oliveira Rodrigues


  1. ^ "Lista de Clubes Campeões Brasileiros de Voleibol" [List of Brazilian Volleyball Champions] (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2014-08-04. 
  2. ^ Minas Tênis Clube. "Histórico". Retrieved 2010-01-17. 
  3. ^ CBV

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