Minnesota finished 5-6 in Big Ten play to earn at No. 7 seed in the conference tournament
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
2013-14 FRESHMAN SEASON
Finished the season 5-7 in singles and 8-18 in doubles was 3-1 in three-set matches clinched team wins with singles victories against Green Bay and Marquette (Jan. 31) went 8-12 in doubles in the spring, playing primarily with Juan Pablo Ramirez, going 7-9 with a 7-7 record at the No. 3 position was 2-3 in fall singles action, winning in his first collegiate match, 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (9), against Princeton's Ben Quazzo (Oct. 31) and adding another victory against Christopher Ellis of Bates at the Lakewood Ranch Invitational (Nov. 8).
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.
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Gophers Take Tough 4-3 Loss
Ruben Weber and Marino Alpeza looked strong as the Gophers dropped a nail-biter of a Border Battle 4-3 to Wisconsin.
Gophers Lose to No. 13 South Florida
The No. 23 University of Minnesota Gophers fell to No. 13 South Florida 7-0 at the Baseline Tennis Center.
Gophers Hosting South Florida, Wisconsin
The No. 23 Gophers have another tough weekend ahead as they host No. 13 South Florida and No. 74 Wisconsin at the Baseline Tennis Center.