Gopher junior Marino Alpeza provides the next update from the Gophers' training trip to Australia.
Gopher Men's Tennis finished its fall season on Sunday claiming a third-place finish at the Gopher Invitational
The Gophers saw their bid for two titles close but will compete Sunday at the Gopher Invite on Sunday.
Felix Corwin and Matic Spec advance to the semifinals at Nationals, while the Gopher Invite begins in Minneapolis.
A unique doubles tournament and some unique pairs for Minnesota
2016-17 | SOPHOMORE SPRING: Went 14-9 in singles play and 5-3 in doubles • held a record of 10-5 in the No. 6 spot • Won his only No. 1 doulbes match in a 6-1 victory against North Dakota • Helped defeat No. 15 Michigan with a comeback victory in the No. 6 slot 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-3) • Overcame dropping the first set against No. 28 Illinois to win 2-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 • Finished a three match streak in which he came back from dropping the first set capped off with a victory over Michigan State in the No. 6 spot 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. FALL: Went 5-2 in singles play and 4-3 in doubles • advanced through the first two rounds of the ITA Central Region Championships, falling to No. 29 Julian Cash • picked up three singles victories at the Gopher Invitational.
2015-16 | FRESHMAN SPRING: Went 8-14 in singles play and 9-14 in doubles • undefeated in first dual match of the season, winning 6-0, 6-1 and 6-3, 6-2 in singles play, Won 6-1 in doubles play with teammate Ruben Weber, and 6-1 with Jessie Sprinkel • helped win the doubles point against OSU in a close match, 7-6 (7-4), with teammate Weber in the No. 2 spot • won at the No. 5 singles against Darius Mackenzie of Wisconsin 6-7, (6-8), 6-1, 6-2 • with help of Weber, won in his first No.1 doubles match against Wisconsin, 6-4 • Overcame Joey Leto of Green Bay 6-4, 6-0 • with help from Weber, defeated Drake's Bayo Philips/Vinny Gillispie 6-2 at the No. 1 spot • earned two doubles wins at the No. 1 spot at home with Weber, beating Army 6-4 and Illinois State 6-1 • defeated Army at the No. 5 spot 6-3, 6-2 • played at the No. 6 spot against Illinois State, winning in three sets 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 • accomplished the only win for Minnesota against No. 21 Oregon, winning 6-3, 6-4 at the No. 6 spot • earned a dominating 6-1 win with Weber at the No. 1 doubles spot against Hawaii • accomplished a No. 1 doubles win with Weber over Nebraska 6-2 • contributed a 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 4 singles in upset over No. 39 Penn State • lost his last match in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament, falling 6-1, 6-3 at the No. 4 spot. FALL: Went 4-4 in singles play and 1-2 in doubles play • Competed in the ITA Central Region Championships, advancing past the first two rounds in singles before falling to teammate Ruben Weber • Competed in singles and doubles competition at Lakewood Ranch Invitational • Went 2-1 in singles and 1-0 in doubles at the BIG Indoor Championships.
PRIOR TO MINNESOTA Represented home country, Bosnia, in many tournaments • won national championship four times • played in three European championships • scored first ATP point in January 2015.
PERSONAL Plans to study business and marketing • son of Anita Zdenko Alpeza and has one brother in Marko Alpeza (21) • born January 21, 1997.
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