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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