Minnesota opens tournament play with a match against No. 10 seed Indiana
Tenth-seeded Indiana defeated No. 7 seeded Minnesota, 4-3, in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament Thursday in East Lansing, Mich.
Leandro Toledo was a unanimous First Team All-Big Ten selection
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.
Jack Hamburg Action Photos
2012-13 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Presented with the Minnesota Gophers Team Spirit Award Earned Big Ten Sportsmanship Award Posted an overall record of 10-14 in singles and 11-12 in doubles Marked a 5-6 record in Big Ten singles action Began the spring season playing at the No. 6 singles position and worked his way up to earn the No. 3 spot for the final 14 matches where he went 7-7 Delivered crucial wins against Viktor Farkas (No. 14 Washington), John Patrick Mullane (No. 53 Michigan State), and Bruno Abdelnour (No. 19 Illinois) to help lift team to upsets over higher-ranked opponents Won both of his singles matches during the Big Ten Tournament Played at No. 1 doubles for the majority of the season, partnering with Mathieu Froment for a 7-8 record Went 4-5 in conference doubles Defeated Michigan State's Harry Jadun and Gijs Linders in the first round of the conference championships to help the team advance Sat out the 2012 fall season to recover from injury.
2011-12 FRESHMAN SEASON: Did not play in the fall season because of an injury Went 11-6 in singles in dual matches, which included a 6-4 record in the Big Ten Received the Jerry Noyce Most Improved Player award, which was voted upon by his teammates Was 0-1 at No. 4 singles, 4-4 at No. 5 and 7-1 at No. 6 Ended the season on a five-match winning streak which included a 6-3, 6-2 win against Alejandro Espejo of Tulsa (5/11) in the NCAA tournament Only two of his matches went three sets and he was 1-1 in those matches, posting a 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 win against Drew Lied of Michigan State (3/23) Teamed with Phillip Arndt in doubles and posted a 7-10 record Duo went 3-7 in Big Ten play and was 5-5 at No. 3 doubles and 2-5 at the third position Biggest win in doubles was an 8-3 upset of Cesar Bracho and Alen Salibasic of Drake (3/9) at the Rochester Athletic Club in Rochester, Minn. Tandem finished the season unranked, but was ranked as high as No. 57 in late March Was also 0-1 in doubles with Eric Frueh.
PRIOR TO MINNESOTA: Lettered in tennis six times at Stevens High School in Rapid City, S.D. Head coach was Jason Olson Five-time all-Greater Dakota Conference honoree Won five high school state championships in both singles and doubles and amassed a 111-1 record with the Raiders Was a member of the USTA Northern Section Zonal team from 2003-07 and the National Intersectional team in 2008 and 2009 Was on the Junior Davis Cup team in 2010 Placed third at the 2005 National Open in Omaha, Neb. and at the 2011 St Louis (Mo.) Gateway Tournament Finalist at the 2011 Queen City National Open in Cincinnati, Ohio 2010 USTA Intersectional Sportsmanship Award recipient.
PERSONAL: Considering a major in business Was a member of the National Honor Society and was a Summa Cum Laude graduate in high school Enjoys the outdoors and playing basketball and sand volleyball Most memorable sports thrill was landing a backflip skiing Son of Randy and Liz Hamburg Father played basketball at the University of South Dakota and mother competed in track for the Coyotes Born Nov. 4, 1992.