Tenth-seeded Indiana defeated No. 7 seeded Minnesota, 4-3, in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament Thursday in East Lansing, Mich.
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
The Gopher will host Michigan Friday at 6 p.m. and Michigan State Sunday at noon for Senior Day.
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2013-14 SENIOR SEASON
Garnered the Minnesota Team Spirit Award amassed 32 singles wins and a 57-35 doubles record over the course of his collegiate career as a senior, went 3-9 in singles and 9-10 in doubles won twice at No. 6 and once at No. 5 all three wins came at the Baseline Tennis Center against Big Ten foes played primarily with Franz Sydow in doubles, going 7-9 with a 7-7 record at the No. 3 position did not compete in the fall.
2012-13 JUNIOR SEASON
Picked up the Jerry Noyce/Nike Most Improved Player Award marked a 16-16 overall singles record and a 24-13 overall doubles record in his junior season with the Gophers Played for a 5-5 tally in conference action gathered notable wins against Jeff Hawke (No. 14 Washington) and Michael Zhu (No. 31 Michigan) early in the season during the team's 9-1 run defeated Michigan State's Harry Jadun in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament and VCU's Dylan McCloskey in the first round of the NCAA Tournament teamed with Rok Bonin in conference doubles and went 6-4 at the second position finished the fall season with 6-5 singles record went 2-1 in singles at the Penn Invitational (Sept. 28-30) captured the doubles title at the Penn Invitational with teammate Juan Pablo Ramirez, defeating Penn's Ismael Lahlou/ and Vim De Alwiss, 9-8, in the championship match Advanced past the round of 64 at the USTA/ITA Central Region Championship (Oct. 18-22) with a two-set win over Bobby Kidera of St. Louis went 2-2 at the Gopher Invitational (Nov. 1-4) in singles and marked an impressive 4-1 record in doubles with Eric Frueh with Froment as a partner, advanced to the doubles championship of the Lakewood Ranch Invitational (Nov. 9-11) after three wins in the opening rounds lost to Florida's Gordon Watson and Billy Federhofer, 8-2, in the finals.
2011-12 SOPHOMORE SEASON
Went 12-6 overall in singles (1-1 in dual matches and 11-5 in fall tournament play) was 17-9 overall in doubles (14-4 in dual matches and 3-5 in doubles) tied Leandro Toledo for a team high 11 singles wins in the fall his two singles matches in the spring both came in Big Ten play beat Quinton Vega (Feb. 25) of Wisconsin 6-3, 6-2, but lost to Indiana's Dimitrije Tasic (April 14) played with five different doubles partners during the season, but found the most success with Leandro Toledo, as they went 13-4 in dual matches duo was 3-4 at No. 2 doubles and 10-0 at the third position (began the spring season 10-0 before moving up to the second position) combined to go 9-2 in Big Ten play with Toledo was named to the Spring Academic All-Big Ten team.
2010-11 FRESHMAN SEASON
Joined the team in January so he did not compete in the fall went 1-3 in singles and 7-3 in doubles as a new addition to the team in the spring posted first collegiate win against Angel Alvarez 6-1, 6-1 on March 26 to help Minnesota complete its only sweep of the season against Denver played all six doubles matches (4-2 record) alongside Tobias Wernet, winning three straight from 4/8-15 teamed with Wernet in Big Ten tournament doubles play duo kicked off Big Ten doubles competition in quarterfinal against Wisconsin and in semifinal against Indiana with 8-2 and 8-6 wins, respectively tandem lost 8-4 in championship to Blaz Rola and Balazs Novak of Ohio State teamed with Tobias Wernet to win their match at third singles against Fresno State in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
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