Minnesota wins doubles but falters in singles to fall to 3-6 on the season
Gophers improve to 3-5 on the season
Gophers will face the Golden Eagles in their annual match at the Rochester Athletic Club
Bonin and Weber earn their second wins on the weekend
Minnesota wins doubles and captures three victories in singles for second win of season
Brendan Ruddock Action Photos
2011-12 JUNIOR SEASON: Did not compete in the spring season because of an injury Finished the fall with a 3-6 record in singles and a 4-3 doubles record Three singles wins came in three different tournaments Went 2-1 in three-set/match tiebreaker matches Played doubles with Juan Pablo Ramirez, Eric Frueh, and Phillip Arndt Went 3-0 with Frueh at the Gopher Invitational (11/3-6), taking down Michael Moore and Ryan Bandy of Notre Dame twice in the process and beating Luke Manley and Alex Clinkenbeard of Denver.
2010-11 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Went 6-4 in singles and 4-5 in doubles during the fall Started fall with three straight losses at the Denver Pioneer Invitational, but reeled off six consecutive wins from 9/26 to 10/30 Reached Round of 16 in singles at the Big Ten Indoor Tournament in East Lansing, Mich. (10/29-11/1) Reached Flight A semifinals in doubles with Julian Dehn at the Big Ten Indoors Had a ledger of 12-7 in singles and 10-9 in doubles Was last undefeated Minnesota player to compete in more than four singles matches after beginning the season with six wins in a row Played at No. 3, 4, and 5 positions, going 9-3 at the fifth flight Was 4-2 in three-set decisions Played with four different doubles partners and at all three doubles positions Clinched doubles point with Arndt with a doubles win over Penn State on 4/15, beating No. 67 Russell Bader and Eddie Bourchier Played No. 5 singles in all three of Minnesota's Big Ten tournament matches Posted victories over Rodney Carey of Wisconsin in the quarterfinals and Stephen Vogl of Indiana in semifinals to help team advance to championship Had championship match against No. 98 Balazs Novak of Ohio State abandoned after winning first set 6-2 Defeated at fifth singles by Fresno State's Nick Papac in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
2009-10 FRESHMAN SEASON: Earned Minnesota's Jerry Noyce Most Improved Player Award, Team Spirit Award, and Bob McNamara Unsung Hero Award Compiled a 15-13 singles record and 6-10 doubles ledger Opened his career with three straight victories before finishing runner-up in the B Flight at the Drake Invitational (9/18-20) Won both singles matches at the Pepperdine Invitational (9/24-27), including a thrilling three-set match over Sebastian Hafner of Fresno State 7-5, 5-7, 7-6 (0) Beat Northwestern's Spencer Wolf 6-3, 6-4 in the first round of the Big Ten Indoor Championships (10/30-11/2) Played with four different doubles partners and won two matches at the Big Ten Indoor Championships with Eddie Svenda 6-3 in three-set matches in the spring Won tiebreaker against Indiana's Will Kendall 5-7, 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-5) on 4/11 Gophers went 8-0 in duals when Ruddock won his match and 0-6 when he lost.
PRIOR TO MINNESOTA: Attended Connetquot High School Head coach was Justin Hertz Became the first player from his high school to win the Suffolk County singles championship, finishing the season 20-1 overall and winning the consolation championship to place fifth at the state tournament as a junior Also placed fifth at state as a senior after finishing as Suffolk County runner-up Named to the Newsday All-Long Island boys' tennis team the past two years Six-time all-conference selection and four-time all-county performer Collected six varsity letters Won three Consecutive U.S. Tennis Association Eastern Section titles and was ranked No. 1 in the section in the under-16 age group Captured a gold medal in doubles in the Empire State Games.
PERSONAL: Major is undeclared Son of Wayne and Jayne Ruddock Born December 28, 1991.
Gophers Headline Aquatennial
The University of Minnesota had a combination of 17 former and current Gopher student-athletes who competed at the 21st Aquatennial Tennis Classic this past week.
Gophers Compete in US Open Qualifier
Six University of Minnesota tennis student-athletes and head coach Chuck Merzbacher competed in the US Open Sectional Qualifier, this weekend at the Baseline Tennis Center.
Baseline Hosting US Open Sectional Qualifier
The Baseline Tennis Center is hosting a US Open Sectional Qualifier with six current Gopher tennis players participating.