Franz Sydow  
Franz Sydow


Amsterdam, Netherlands

High School:



Gophers Win Doubles, Fall to No. 10 Illinois

Minnesota took a 1-0 lead with wins at Nos. 1 and 2 doubles but fell, 5-1, to the 10th-ranked Illini.


Gophers Top MSU on Senior Day

Juan Pablo Ramirez clinched the win for the Gophers in his final match at the Baseline Tennis Center


Gophers Post 5-2 Win Over Michigan

No. 55 Minnesota improved to 10-10 and 4-4 in the Big Ten, claiming the Little Brown Jug in win the victory.


Toledo Upsets Kobelt, Gophers Fall to OSU

The No. 51 Minnesota men's tennis team dropped a 5-2 contest to No. 1 Ohio State, but the Gophers' Leandro Toledo downed No. 8 Peter Kobelt


Weber Clinches 4-3 Win Over Indiana

Ruben Weber won a three-set match at No. 2 singles to secure a team victory

PRIOR TO MINNESOTA: Competed with the Pro-M Tennis Academy in the Netherlands • Ranked as high as 113 by ITF in 2012 • Competed for both the Dutch and Venezuelan national teams and was a finalist at the Under 16 and Under 18 Dutch national championships.

PERSONAL: Plans to major in economics • Most memorable sports thrill was turning around an important match in front of the home crowd in Venezuela • Enjoys listening to music • Father, Franz Sr., played tennis at Georgia Tech from 1986-1990 • Son of Franz and Pilar Sydow • Born Feb. 3, 1995.