Minnesota's Total is up from 123 Following the 2011 Spring Seasons
Minnesota finishes 8-3 in the Big Ten
No. 35 Minnesota downed 71st-ranked Nebraska 7-0 on Senior Day on Friday
Minnesota will honor seniors Arndt, Dehn and Sicora on Friday
No. 47 Minnesota won a close doubles point and won three of the first four singles matches to win 5-2
Gopher tennis player Michael Sicora is featured in this G:60.
Michael Sicora Action Photos
2011-12 SENIOR SEASON: In fall season, went 7-6 in singles and 5-4 in doubles Won seven of first 10 singles matches Won two matches at the Wildcat Invitational in Evanston, Ill. (10/21-22), the Big Ten Indoors in Iowa City, Iowa (10/28-31), and at the Gopher Invitational (11/3-6) Reached third set of semifinal matchup against Jonathan Schwerin of Marquette at Wildcat Invitational Paired with Eric Frueh, won four of first five double matches of the fall, including two wins at the both the Wildcat Invitational and the Big Ten Indoors.
2010-11 JUNIOR SEASON: Had a fall singles record of 4-5 Three of four wins came in three sets Beat Chris Hasyn of Penn State and Drew Lied of Michigan State to reach Round of 16 at Big Ten Indoor Tournament in East Lansing, Mich. (10/30) Went 4-3 in doubles in the fall, playing all but one match partnered with Eddie Svenda Split four singles matches and did not compete in doubles during the spring Secured a Minnesota win against Purdue with a 7-5, 3-6, 6-4 win over Pawel Poziomski on 4/10.
2009-10 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Went 8-12 in singles and 7-8 in doubles Led the team in doubles victories during the fall with four different partners Went 2-1 in singles matches at the Pepperdine Invitational (9/24-27) with straight-set wins over Pepperdine's Alejandro Moreno 6-4, 6-2 and Arizona's Andres Carrasco 6-0, 7-5 Totaled a 4-3 doubles record with Phillip Arndt, taking two wins at the Harvard Invitational (10/9-11) and two victories at the Big Ten Indoor Championships (10/30-11/2) Joined Tobias Wernet for an 8-6first round doubles win over Orhan Spahic and Jordan Snyder of Southern Illinois at the ITA Regional Tournament (10/22).
2008-09 FRESHMAN SEASON: Totaled a 20-9 singles record and 15-15 doubles mark Went 5-2 in Big Ten play won the team's Bob McNamara Unsung Hero Award Competed at No. 1 doubles in the NCAA tournament with Tobias Wernet and finished ranked 71st nationally in doubles Posted a 12-7 doubles record with Wernet, primarily at No. 1 position Won four straight matches to reach the semifinals of the ITA Midwest Regional (10/16-20) in doubles, beating 39th-ranked Mortiz Baumann and Marek Michalicka of Wisconsin in the third round Won three straight singles matches to qualify for the ITA Regional main draw and then defeated Xavier's Doug Matthews in the first round Lost to 26th-ranked Austen Childs of Louisville in the second round Did not play a three-set match or match tiebreaker the entire season as all 29 singles matches were decided in straight sets Did not drop consecutive matches all season and longest winning streak was four matches.
PRIOR TO MINNESOTA: Attended Buffalo High School Head coach was Jeff Lindstrom Won state Class AA singles championships in 2006 and 2008 Reached the state semifinals as a junior Concluded his high school career with a 154-16 record and won five straight conference championships Team won conference title three straight years and a sectional championship One of 40 student-athletes nationwide honored as a tennis All-American by the National High School Tennis All-American Foundation, earning the honor in 2007 and 2008 Member of three junior Davis Cup teams Earned six varsity letters in tennis Earned the USTA national sportsmanship award in 2008 and the USTA Northern Section sportsmanship honor in 2007 Won nearly 50 USTA junior tournaments and won nearly 400 USTA matches Ranked as high as No. 25 in USTA and No.31 by tennisrecruiting.net Finalist of under-16 national open and reached quarterfinals of under-18 national open Finalist in doubles at under-18 national open Graduated with a 4.0 grade point average.
PERSONAL: Finance major Son of Robert Sicora and Kimberly Carlson Born September 15, 1989.
Spec Places Second at Regionals
University of Minnesota’s Matic Spec fell in a hard fought finals match at the ITA Central Region Championships Monday.
Spec Plays Into Regional Finals
University of Minnesota’s Matic Spec advanced to the finals of the ITA Central Region Championships Sunday in Stillwater, Okla.
Spec Advances to Quarterfinals at Regionals
Minnesota student-athlete Matic Spec is advancing to the main singles draw quarterfinals at the ITA Central Region Championships after a victory Saturday in Stillwater, Okla.