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.
No. 55 Minnesota improved to 10-10 and 4-4 in the Big Ten, claiming the Little Brown Jug in win the victory.
The Gophers host top-ranked Ohio State and No. 24 Penn State at the Baseline Tennis Center this weekend
Mathieu Froment Action Photos
2012-13 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Named Bob McNamara Unsung Player of the Year Award Posted a 17-16 overall singles record and went 18-14 in overall doubles Went 5-4 at the third position and 6-8 at the fourth position Marked a 5-6 record against conference opponents Had key victories in the team's upsets over No. 14 Washington, No. 26 Northwestern, and No. 19 Illinois Defeated Michal Voscek in the NCAA first round match against VCU Partnered with Jack Hamburg for the spring dual season and tallied a 7-8 record (4-5 Big Ten) while playing as the Gophers top duo Marked a 5-4 singles record in fall 2012 season Reached the quarterfinal of the Lakewood Ranch Invitational (Nov. 9-11) before losing to Gordon Watson of Florida With partner Rok Bonin, defeated powerhouse duo Anis Ghorbel/James McKie of Drake in the Gopher Invitational (Nov. 1-4) The duo finished first in their flight of doubles at the Gopher Invitational (Nov. 1-4) With Juan Pablo Ramirez, fell to Gordon Watson/Billy Federhofer of Florida in the final round of doubles competition at the Lakewood Ranch Invitational.
2011-12 FRESHMAN SEASON: Went 13-17 overall in singles (7-8 in dual matches and 6-9 in fall competition) Was 5-7 in matches that needed three sets, but won his last three matches that required an extra set Combined to go 3-6 in doubles (all matches were played in the fall) with Phillip Arndt (0-1), Juan Pablo Ramirez (1-2) and Julian Dehn (2-3) his fall was highlighted with a win against No. 76 Joshua Graves of Northwestern at the Big Ten Indoors in Iowa City, Iowa (10/29-31) In doubles, defeated 41st-ranked Marc Bruche and Will Vasos of Iowa at Big Ten Indoors alongside Juan Pablo Ramirez Went 3-3 at No. 5 singles during dual matches and 4-5 at the sixth position Was 4-3 in Big Ten play and his biggest win in the conference was a 5-7, 6-3, 1-0 (8) win against Connor Smith of No. 3 Ohio State (4/8) at six singles (Smith was 30-7 on the season and 9-1 in the Big Ten).
PRIOR TO MINNESOTA: Studied at lycée Cned in France Played in five international tournaments in 2011 Made it to the quarterfinals of the Swiss Junior Trophy tournament and the third round City of Florence International Tournament in Italy in 2010 Won the ITF Brussels International Junior Tournament in 2009 in Belgium Also advanced to the third round of the Heiveld (Belgium) Indoor Junior Championships and the quarterfinals of the Luxembourg Outdoor Junior Open and the Leeuwenbergh Open in the Netherlands in 2009 Reached quarterfinals of the 16-U BATD Cup in Brussels and the Chambon sur Lignon (France) International Tournament in 2008.
PERSONAL: Majoring in finance and risk management insurance Can play the violin and the piano Most memorable sports thrill was winning the Brussels International Junior Tournament Son of Daniel and Isabelle Froment Born Jan. 29, 1992.