Sebastian Gallego
Sebastian Gallego


Medellin, Colombia


2010-11 • Senior Season: Went 1-5 in fall singles play • lone win came against Guillermo Nicol of Wichita State at the ITA Central Region Championships in Norman, Okla. (10/22) • had a 4-4 doubles record in the fall, partnered with Tobias Wernet, Philip Arndt, and Brendan Ruddock • won two matches to reach quarterfinals at ITA Cental Region Championships in Norman, Okla. with Arndt as the 28th-ranked doubles duo • reached the semifinals of the Lakewood Ranch Clay Court Classic in Tampa, Fla. with Wernet (11/12-14).

2009-10 • Junior Season: Became seventh player in school history to earn team's Most Valuable Player Award in back-to-back years • named to the 2010 All-Big Ten team • was the eighth alternate for the NCAA singles championship • finished 20-11 in singles and 13-16 in doubles • 20 singles wins was a tied Gallego with Tobias Wernet for most on the Gophers • went 10-3 in three-set matches and 5-8 against ranked opponents in singles on the year • reached the quarterfinals of the ITA Regional tournament (10/22-26) before losing to top-seeded Oleksandr Nedovyesov of Oklahoma State 7-5, 6-2 •beat Marc Bruche of Iowa 6-0, 6-3, Rusty Turpin of Tulsa 6-3, 6-2 and Ashley Watling of Tulsa 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals •opened the season with a 3-0 mark at the Pepperdine Invitational (9/24-27), including two three-set wins •beat J.T. Sundling of Southern California 6-7, 6-2, 6-4 in the opening round of the ITA All-American Qualifying (10/5-7) • finished season ranked No. 68 nationally in singles, climbing as high as No. 37 in late February • defeated 22nd-ranked Marek Michalicka of Wisconsin in three sets 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 (4/18) • held No. 27 national doubles ranking for two weeks with Phillip Arndt • duo defeated 50th-ranked Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Kyle McMorrow of Washington (3/7) and 25th-ranked Bassam Beidas and Alex Llompart of Pepperdine (3/17)as part of a four match win streak.

2008-09 • Sophomore Season: Earned team Most Valuable Player honors while leading the squad in victories with a 24-13 singles record and 21-11 doubles mark • compiled the most doubles victories by a Gopher player since 2003 •finished runner-up at Big Ten Singles championship (10/31-11/2) with five straight wins before falling to Iowa's Christian Bierich 6-3, 6-4 in the title matchtelevised bythe Big Ten Network•played all but one match at No. 3 singles and posted a 6-4 conference record •competed in the ITA All-American championships qualifying rounds (10/4-8), beating Corey Smith of Montana State 7-5, 7-6 before losing in the second round •fell one match short of reaching the ITA All-American doubles draw with Dino Bilankov, winning first two matches in the qualifying round •suffered only five straight-set losses among his 13 defeats •defeated New Mexico's Miles Bigby 6-0, 6-4 and teamed with Julian Dehn for a doubles win in NCAA tournament opener (5/8) •advanced to third round of ITA Midwest Regional (10/16-20) doubles tournament with Bilankov •posted a 7-2 record at No. 1 doubles with Ishay Hadash as the pair finished the season ranked 87th in the country • teamed with Hadash for an 8-2 win over 49th-ranked Marek Czerwinski and Marc Spicijaric of Illinois (4/5) •named to the Big Ten All-Sportsmanship team • collected Academic All-Big Ten honors.

2007-08 • Freshman Season: Compiled a 16-19 singles record and 4-6 Big Ten mark, playing primarily at the No. 3 position • went 10-19 in doubles and 4-6 in Big Ten contests with Dino Bilankov • was 6-1 in third-set super-tiebreakers with his only loss coming by a 13-11 score against TCU (2/23) • won three straight super tiebreakers to open collegiate career before falling to teammate Tobias Wernet in Flight A finals of Northwestern Invitational (10/12-14) • played 16 three-set matches among 35 singles matches, finishing 7-9 • played one match at No. 1 singles, beating Tim Prudlow of Wisconsin-Green Bay (2/9) • posted a 6-3 singles record and 2-2 doubles mark in the fall • won opening match of qualifying at ITA Midwest Regional (10/20) • reached round of 16 as the 13th seed at Big Ten singles tournament (11/10-11) with victories in first two rounds.

Prior to Minnesota: Graduate of Colegio Lujan school • was ranked fourth in South America • participated in Colombian tournaments as well as future and challenger tournaments.

Personal: Majoring in finance • son of Ramiro Gallego and Clara Ines Betancur.


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.

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