Catch up with Justyn Levin and Jesse Sprinkel on what they have been doing this summer.
The University of Minnesota men's tennis team was named a 2016 Intercollegiate Association (ITA) All-Academic team.
Six University of Minnesota tennis student-athletes competed this weekend at the US Open Sectional Qualifier.
2017 SPRING SEASON
finished with a 2-0 record in singles play, both out of the No. 5 spot, and a 1-2 record in doubles • won first doubles match of the season in an exciting 7-6 (9-7) victory with Milicevic against Penn • in two appearances in singles, won matches against South Dakota State and North Dakota 7-5, 6-1 and 6-4, 6-2.
2016 FALL SEASON
Went 4-4 in singles play and 3-2 in doubles • picked up a doubles victory with George Lovitt at the ITA Central Region Championships • won four singles matches at the Gopher Invitational • teamed up with Jeremy Lynn for three doubles vicotries at the Gopher Invitational.
2016 SPRING SEASON
Went 1-1 in doubles play • won first doubles match of the season at Baseline, winning 6-1 with teammate Marino Alpeza.
2015 FALL SEASON
Went 0-7 in singles play and 5-3 in doubles play • Advanced to the doubles finals at the WIldcat Invite with partner Justyn Levin, going 3-1 • Competed in singles play and finished 2-1 in doubles play at the BIG Indoor Championship.
PRIOR TO MINNESOTA
Awarded six letters playing for Minneapolis South High School • all-conference and all-city six straight seasons • took second place in state doubles with his brother Noah in 2011 • took third place in state tennis singles in 2013 • was his high schools team captain for two seasons • went undefeated in regular season play last two seasons of high school play • singles finalist at the 2015 USTA Northern Sectional and four time USTA Northern Sectional doubles champion • doubles finalist in 18s at the 2013 and 2014 USTA Regional in St. Louis • member of Northern Section’s 18s National Team Championships team in 2014 and 2015
Lists most memorable sports thrill as having lunch with the first African American to play in the NHL, Willie O’Ree • son of Jeff and Gayle Sprinkel • has two older siblings in Noah (22) who played men’s tennis for Coe College and Lacey (20) who plays for the University of North Dakota women’s tennis team • Uncle Jim Lind coached football for the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks • born August 14, 1996
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