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.
No. 55 Minnesota improved to 10-10 and 4-4 in the Big Ten, claiming the Little Brown Jug in win the victory.
2012-13 FRESHMAN SEASON: Posted a 17-16 overall singles record in his first season with the Gophers Played mostly at No. 6 singles with occasional appearances at No. 3, 4, and 5 Marked a 5-6 record against conference opponents Made his collegiate dual debut in the match against Northern Illinois (Jan. 20) and notched a three-set win over Joven Zeljkovic Posted notable wins against Ben Mullis, Nicholas Kamisar, and Alex Bussi to help the Golden Gophers score upset victories over No. 27 Drake, No. 14 Washington, and No. 31 Michigan, respectively Competed in doubles once during the spring, pairing with Leandro Toledo to defeat Marco Stancati and Henrique Tsukamoto of Miami (March 19) Had overall singles record of 8-2 in fall 2012 Qualified for the USTA/ITA Central Region Championship (Oct. 18-22) with wins over Grant Tesmer (Drake) and Ashton Kalhorn (Bradley) Advanced to the round of 32 in the tournament with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Marten Jonsson (SIUE) Went 3-1 at the Gopher Invitational Competed at the Lakewood Ranch Invitational (Nov. 9-11), posting a 1-1 record.
PRIOR TO MINNESOTA: Ranked as high as No. 7 while playing 18 and under in Germany Gained valuable experience playing on the international circuit Attended Elisabeth-Langgasser Gymnasium in Alzey, Germany.