Minnesota took a 1-0 lead with wins at Nos. 1 and 2 doubles but fell, 5-1, to the 10th-ranked Illini.
Juan Pablo Ramirez clinched the win for the Gophers in his final match at the Baseline Tennis Center
No. 55 Minnesota improved to 10-10 and 4-4 in the Big Ten, claiming the Little Brown Jug in win the victory.
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
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.