Derek Peterson
Derek Peterson


Apple Valley, Minn.

High School:
Eastview HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 195

2010-11 •Senior Season: Went 4-6 in singles play in the fall • posted a 2-2 record at the Denver Pioneer Invitational, taking down both Angel Alvarez of Denver and Simon Hegelund in straight sets • went 4-5 in doubles in the fall, partnered with three different teammates • won the Flight B doubles consolation draw and the Big Ten Indoor Tournament in East Lansing, Mich. with Philip Arndt (10/29).

2009-10 • Junior Season:Joined Julian Dehn for a 5-2 doubles record during the fall • teamed with Dehn for three straight victories to capture the Flight A consolation title at the Big Ten indoor championships (10/30-11/2), beating Michael Sicora and Phillip Arndt 8-4 in the finals • went 2-1 in doubles at the Harvard Invitational (10/9-11) • finished 1-4 in singles during the fall, opening the season with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Tunc Kiymaz of Harvard • did not compete in singles matches in the spring • went 2-2 in spring doubles matches at No. 3 with Brendan Ruddock and Julian Dehn.

2008-09 • Sophomore Season: Did not compete in any matches.

2007-08 • Freshman Season:
Totaled a 2-11 singles record, including a 1-3 mark in dual match play • went 4-18 in doubles matches, primarily at No. 3 position • both victories came in third-set super-tiebreakers, beating Eric Plaushines of Wisconsin Green Bay (2/9) and Casey Cullen of Western Michigan in the second round of Northwestern Invitational (11/12) • joined Raoul Schwark for an 8-3 doubles win over 56th-ranked Chris Madden and Andrew Mazlin of Michigan (3/30) • competed at ITA Midwest Regional (10/18) and Big Ten singles championships (11/9) • split a pair of matches in doubles with Adam Altepeter at the Northwestern Invitational • posted two doubles wins with Dino Bilankov over Middle Tennessee State (2/3) and Wisconsin-Green Bay (2/9).

2006-07 • Redshirt Season: Did not compete in any matches.

Prior to Minnesota: Graduate of Eastview High School • head coach was Jeff Olsen • five-time letterwinner and all-Lake Conference honoree • finished second in singles at the 2006 Minnesota State High School Tournament and fourth in 2003 • helped Eastview to two Lake Conference titles • participated in the Junior Davis Cup last summer • also earned four academic letters during his prep career • member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Majoring in biochemistry • son of Fran and Robin Peterson • father played football at the University of Vermont • sister, Dana, was a four-time letterwinner with the Golden Gopher women's tennis team from 1993-96, a Minnesota assistant coach from 1997-99 and the head coach at Denver from 2000-06 • born Oct. 20, 1987.


Weber Finishes Second at Lakewood


Ruben Weber finished second at Lakewood while Matic Spec and Felix Corwin picked up a consolation win in doubles at the NIIC.

Gophers Closing Out Fall Season


Felix Corwin and Matic Spec are heading to the NIIC to compete in doubles while four other Gophers wrap up their season at Lakewood Ranch, Fla.

Alpeza Has Strong Tournament


Marino Alpeza won a doubles match and picked up two singles wins at the Big Ten Indoor Championships this weekend.

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