Minnesota's Total is up from 123 Following the 2011 Spring Seasons
Minnesota drops 4-2 decision in first round of NCAA tournament
Minnesota is playing in its fourth consecutive NCAA tournament
Dehn honored with Unsung Player of the Year award and Team Spirit award
Gophers fall 4-3 in tournament quarterfinals
Gopher tennis player Julian Dehn is featured in this G:60.
Julian Dehn Action Photos
2011-12 SENIOR SEASON: Had a 9-4 singles record and a 5-5 doubles record in the fall Named Big Ten Player of the Week on 11/16 Was 2-1 against ranked opponents in the fall, beating No. 121 Yannick Weihs of Denver and No. 68 Chris Thiemann of Mississippi Went 3-1 at the Gopher Invitational (11/3-6) and at the Dick Vitale Lakewood Ranch Intercollegiate Clay Court Classic in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. to reach the tournament's semifinals Was 4-1 in three-set matches Went 3-2 with Rok Bonin as the 22nd-ranked doubles combination in the country, including a 3-1 run at the USTA/ITA Central Regional Championships in Tulsa, Okla. (10/22-24).
2010-11 JUNIOR SEASON: Went 28-6 in doubles (16-1 with Rok Bonin, 10-5 with Brendan Ruddock, 1-0 with Eddie Svenda and 1-0 with Tobias Wernet) to set a new program record for doubles wins in a season Went 10-4 in singles play in the fall season Won all but one match in each fall tournament he played in Reached the semifinals in a field of 64 players of the Big Ten Indoor Tournament, defeating Brian Alden of Illinois, Billy Bertha of Wisconsin, and Josh MacTaggert and Isade Juneau of Indiana (10/30-31) Reached consolation draw final at Lakewood Ranch Clay Court Classic defeating No. 96 Carl Sundberg on the way (11/12-14) Played with 4 doubles partners in the fall, going 10-2 on the season Finished the fall by defeating Andrew Butz and Michael Alford of Florida 9-8 (3) in the final match of the Lakewood Ranch Classic doubles finals partnered with Rok Bonin (11/14) Had a 13-8 singles record and was 16-4 in doubles in the spring Played in every match for the Gophers at either the No. 5 or 6 spot Was 10-3 at No. 6 Won 10 of 13 matches from 1/29 to 4/2 Saw action at all three doubles positions during the spring, going 8-2 in Big Ten play (2-2 with Brendan Ruddock and 6-0 with Rok Bonin) Had an impressive 8-1 doubles record when paired with Bonin (finished season ranked No. 76) and was 8-3 with Ruddock Won final nine doubles matches overall, including two wins over ranked opponents On 4/17, teamed with Bonin to defeat 66th-ranked Chase Buchanan and Shuhei Uzawa of Ohio State 8-4, becoming one of three Big Ten doubles twosomes to beat an OSU doubles pair all season Played in each of team's tournament matches at No. 6 Beat Wisconsin's Alex Robles in straight sets in quarterfinals and locked up semifinal match against Indiana with a 6-2, 6-4 triumph over Dimitrige Tasic Championship match against 74th-ranked Devin McCarthy of Ohio State was abandoned after Dehn won first set in a tiebreaker because of match completion. Won doubles matches against Wisconsin 8-5 (quarterfinals) and Indiana 8-6 (semifinals) before having championship rematch against Buchanan and Uzawa abandoned Fell at sixth singles in three sets to David Ayoun of Fresno State in the first round of the NCAA tournament Match at second singles with Julian Dehn against Fresno State in the first round of the NCAA tournament was abandoned.
2009-10 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Received team's Len Bailey Grit and Determination Award Totaled a 7-9 singles mark and 16-14 doubles record Opened the Big Ten indoors (10/30-11/2) with a win over Wisconsin's Varun Chari 7-6, 6-2 and also won a pair of consolation matches Teamed with Derek Peterson for three straight wins to capture the flight A consolation title at the Big Ten indoors, beating Michael Sicora and Phillip Arndt 8-4 in the finals Joined Peterson for a 2-1 doubles mark at the Harvard Invitational (10/9-11) Won eight of first ten spring doubles matches with Dino Bilankov, including a 9-8 (7-4) win over 60th-ranked Dennis Nevolo and Johnny Hamui of Illinois (4/10) Tandem went 9-6 together, including a 5-4 Big Ten record Went 0-3 with Tobias Wernet at the number one flight in the Big Ten Tournament (4/30) and NCAA Regional (5/14-15), losing to No. 14 Moritz Baumann and Marek Michalicka of Wisconsin and 6th-ranked Dimitar Kutrovsky and Josh Zavala of Texas.
2008-09 FRESHMAN SEASON: Went 22-15 in singles and 15-11 in doubles as a regular contributor to the lineup Posted a 5-4 record in Big Ten play Primarily played Nos. 5 and 6 singles and Nos. 2 and 3 doubles Finished 5-3 in three-set matches, winning his last four Posted a 6-2, 6-3 win over New Mexico's Phil Anderson at No.5 singles and teamed with Sebastian Gallego for a No. 2 doubles win in NCAA tournament (5/8) Opened the season with three straight victories to qualify for the ITA Midwest Regional main draw Reached the consolation championship of Big Ten Singles championships (10/31-11/2), losing to Michigan's George Navas 6-2, 6-3 Went 1-2 in the prestigious Sherwood Cup tournament in California (1/16-19) and played doubles with Ishay Hadash Won his final five singles matches of the regular season Opened the dual meet season with six straight doubles wins with Gallego.
PRIOR TO MINNESOTA: Attended Gymnasium auf der Karthause Coaches were Bijan Wardjawand and Uli Sprenglewski Captured German under-16 indoor national championship in 2005 Claimed German under-18 indoor national doubles title in 2007 Ranked No. 131 overall player in Germany through summer of 2007 Took title at Rhineland-Palatine championships in 2007 Runner-up at international tournament in Switzerland in 2005 Team captured bronze at 2005 high school world championships Attended under-16 national team camp.
PERSONAL: Accepted into Carlson School of Management Son of Josef and Elisabeth Dehn Born March 3, 1989.
Spec Places Second at Regionals
University of Minnesota’s Matic Spec fell in a hard fought finals match at the ITA Central Region Championships Monday.
Spec Plays Into Regional Finals
University of Minnesota’s Matic Spec advanced to the finals of the ITA Central Region Championships Sunday in Stillwater, Okla.
Spec Advances to Quarterfinals at Regionals
Minnesota student-athlete Matic Spec is advancing to the main singles draw quarterfinals at the ITA Central Region Championships after a victory Saturday in Stillwater, Okla.