The Minnesota men's tennis team went 21-8 and won a Big Ten title in 2014-15
Four members of the men's tennis team received their third-career honor
Minnesota will play Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament semifinal Saturday at noon CT
Minnesota defeated Northwestern, 4-3, on Senior Day to win a share of the Big Ten regular-season title
No. 33 Minnesota won 4-3 to hand the Illini their first Big Ten loss
Eric Frueh Action Photos
2014-15 • SENIOR SEASON
Capped senior season with an 8-9 record in singles and a 20-12 doubles mark • won the team’s Len Bailey Award for Grit and Determination for the second-straight year • Academic All-Big Ten • went 2-3 at No. 6 singles in the spring • finished 14-9 in spring doubles record, including a 12-9 with freshman Matic Spec • duo won its first seven matches of the season • tandem had an 8-1 at the Baseline Tennis Center and went 5-2 in Big Ten play at the No. 3 position, including an 8-2 victory against Northwestern’s Alp Horoz and Mihir Kumar that helped the Gophers seal a share of their first Big Ten regular-season title since 1995 (April 19) • recorded marks of 6-6 in singles and 6-3 in doubles in the fall • went 2-2 in each of Minnesota's fall tournaments: the Penn Invitational (Sept. 26-28), the ITA Central Region Championships (Oct. 9-13) and the Big Ten Indoor Championships (Oct. 31-Nov. 3) • went 4-4 in three-set matches • played doubles with Spec and Felix Corwin • went to the Central Regional round of 16 with Spec (Oct. 9-13) • had a 3-1 ledger with Corwin at the Big Ten Indoors (Oct. 31).
2013-14 • JUNIOR SEASON
Recipient of the Len Bailey Grit and Determination Award • Academic All-Big Ten • went 7-17 in singles and 19-13 in doubles • won twice at No. 5 and twice at No. 6 in spring singles play • posted a 13-10 dual-match doubles record, going 12-7 with Leandro Toledo, including a 7-2 record against Big Ten teams • had a 3-3 singles ledger in the fall • went 2-0 at the Gopher Invitational (Oct. 31-Nov. 3) • had a 6-3 fall doubles mark • reached round of 16 at the USTA/ITA Regional Championships with Leandro Toledo (Oct. 18-21) • advanced to the semifinal at Big Ten Championships with Ruben Weber (Oct. 25-27).
2012-13 • SOPHOMORE SEASON
Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and ITA Scholar-Athlete • competed mostly in doubles during the 2012-13 season, amassing a 20-10 overall record • paired with Leandro Toledo to form the team's most dominant doubles duo with an 11-5 overall record, all from the No. 3 spot • posted a commanding 8-3 mark in conference action • posted a 5-1 record when partnering with Juan Pablo Ramirez • went 7-5 in overall singles, 6-4 from the fall season • fell to Kris Yee (Vanderbilt) in two-sets on Jan. 26 • defeated Javier Varela Hernani of Marquette by scores of 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 (Feb. 16) • competed at the Penn Invitational (Sept. 28-30), reaching the consolation semifinals of the singles competition and the semifinals of the doubles bracket • went 1-1 in singles qualifying rounds for the USTA/ITA Central Region Championships (Oct. 18-22) • marked a 4-1 record at the Gopher Invitational (Nov. 1-4) with notable wins coming against Preben Bjorne of Denver, Brendan Tannenbaum of Dartmouth, and Bradford Zitsch of Nebraska • went 4-1 in doubles with partner Juan Pablo Ramirez • duo defeated Drake's talented team of Alen Salibasic and Ben Lott.
2011-12 • FRESHMAN SEASON
ITA Scholar-Athlete • went 9-7 in singles (all matches played in the fall, as he did not play in singles in the spring) and 9-7 overall in doubles (2-3 in dual matches and 7-4 in the fall) • was 1-1 in doubles with Leandro Toledo, 4-5 with Michael Sicora, 3-0 with Brendan Ruddock, 1-0 with Juan Pablo Ramirez, and 0-1 with Jack Hamburg • began college career by winning five of first six singles matches • won first three matches at Southern Intercollegiates in Athens, Ga. (Sept. 23-25) in straight sets to reach the tournament's semifinal round in the third flight • reached his flight's semifinal round at the Wildcat Invitational in Evanston, Ill. (Oct. 21-22) • teamed with Toledo to post an 8-5 win against Robin Goodman and Jean Erasmus of Drake (March 9) at third doubles in a neutral-site match in his hometown of Rochester, Minn.
PRIOR TO MINNESOTA
Earned six varsity tennis letters at Rochester Century under head coach Scott Boyer • was a five-time Big 9 all-conference selection • placed fourth as a junior and second as a senior in the Minnesota High School Class AA State Championship in singles • eight-time USTA Zonals qualifier • qualified for USTA Intersectionals three times and twice for the USTA National Team Championships • partnered with fellow Gopher teammate Tucker Saxon to win the 2011 Northern Sectional Doubles title • two-time qualifier for the USTA Junior Davis Cup.
Planning on majoring in finance with a math minor • most memorable sports thrill was rallying from being down match points to win the National Open doubles tournament in Midland, Mich. • enjoys golfing and skiing in his free time and got a hole-in-one in 2010 • Placed first in the state and seventh nationally in the 2011 Business Professionals of America fundamental accounting contest • father, Brent, played tennis at North Dakota from 1986-89 • son of Brent and Shari Frueh • born Feb. 17, 1993.
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Weber Finishes Second at Lakewood
Ruben Weber finished second at Lakewood while Matic Spec and Felix Corwin picked up a consolation win in doubles at the NIIC.
Gophers Closing Out Fall Season
Felix Corwin and Matic Spec are heading to the NIIC to compete in doubles while four other Gophers wrap up their season at Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
Alpeza Has Strong Tournament
Marino Alpeza won a doubles match and picked up two singles wins at the Big Ten Indoor Championships this weekend.