The Minnesota men's tennis team went 21-8 and won a Big Ten title in 2014-15
Four members of the men's tennis team received their third-career honor
The senior from Hamburg, Germany wrapped up a storied career with the Gophers
The senior will take on Harvard's Denis Nguyen in the first round of the tournament
Geoff Young, Urban Ljubic, Leandro Toledo and Matic Spec each earned 2015 ITA Division I Central Region awards
Leandro Toledo Action Photos
2014-15 • SENIOR SEASON
Concluded the season with a 26-13 singles record and a 23-4 mark in doubles • finished his career at 97-45 in singles and 71-36 in doubles, tying him for ninth on Minnesota's all-time singles wins list and placing him 11th on the school's career doubles wins list • at .852, had the fifth-highest single-season doubles win percentage in program history • named the Big Ten Athlete of the Year, becoming the first Gopher to earn the honor since 2002 • became Minnesota's first four-time all-conference honoree after he was a unanimous first-team selection for the second-straight year • won the team's Phil Brain Memorial Most Valuable Player Award for the second year in a row • named the ITA Central Region's Most Improved Senior Player • Academic All-Big Ten • became the fifth Gopher to qualify for the NCAA Singles Tournament twice after receiving the Big Ten's automatic qualifying bid • three-time Big Ten Athlete of the Week, the conference's only player to win the award three times (Feb. 3, April 7 and April 14) • capped the season ranked 33rd nationally in singles • went 9-3 in singles and 9-1 in doubles at the Baseline Tennis Center • in the spring, went 19-8 in singles at the No. 1 position and had a 20-3 mark in doubles • in Big Ten play, was 9-2 in singles and 9-1 in doubles • with 19, had the most wins for a Minnesota player at No. 1 singles since 1994 • defeated nine ranked opponents on the season, including No. 10 Brayden Schnur of North Carolina (Feb. 28) and No. 32 Mikael Torpegaard of Ohio State (April 3) • had an 18-3 record and reached as high as No. 48 in the national doubles rankings alongside freshman Felix Corwin • duo downed No. 74-ranked Torpegaard and Herkko Pollanen of Ohio State on the road (April 3) • went 7-4 in singles and 3-1 in doubles in the fall of his final season • all four losses were to opponents ranked in the top 20 • reached the round of 16 at the ITA All-American Championships, upsetting 13th-ranked Mackenzie McDonald of UCLA in three sets before dispatching No. 58 Andreas Bjerrehus of Virginia Tech in straight sets (Oct. 2-4) • won five-consecutive matches to reach the singles final at the ITA Central Region Championships (Oct. 9-13) • qualified for the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in Flushing, N.Y. for the second time in his career • in doubles, reached the ITA Central Region Championships semifinal round with Corwin (Oct. 9-13).
2013-14 • JUNIOR SEASON
Named an ITA All-American, Minnesota's first since 2002 • one of four unanimous First Team All-Big Ten selections • won the Gophers' Phil Brain Memorial Award as the team's most valuable player • chosen as the ITA Central Region Player to Watch • Academic All-Big Ten • went 23-10 in singles, going 9-3 at the Baseline Tennis Center, and 15-12 in doubles on the year • had a 20-7 singles record in the spring, going 9-5 against ranked opponents and 8-3 in the Big Ten • was 18-6 overall in dual-match play at the top position • in the spring, defeated ranked nine opponents: No. 6 Alex Domijan of Virginia (May 21), No. 8 Peter Kobelt of Ohio State (April 4), No. 22 Greg Andrews of Notre Dame (Jan. 24), No. 31 Diego Galeano of Baylor (May 22), No. 50 Leonard Strakhovsky of Penn State (April 6), No. 70 Jordi Vives of Florida Gulf Coast (March 18), No. 83 Andy Bettles of Boise State (March 9), No. 96 Alex Petrone of Michigan (April 11), and No. 113 Sam Monette of Indiana (April 24) • wins over Domijan and Galeano came in NCAA Singles Tournament play and made Toledo the first Gopher since Harsh Mankad in 2002 to reach the third round • went 13-10 in spring doubles, including a 10-6 mark at the second spot with Eric Frueh • duo went 7-2 in Big Ten competition • had a 3-3 fall singles record • was 2-2 in doubles in the fall with the two wins coming alongside Frueh in the tandem's run to the round of 16 at the USTA/ITA Regional Championships (Oct. 18-21).
2012-13 • SOPHOMORE SEASON
All-Big Ten First Team • voted by his teammates to receive the Len Bailey Award, given to the player who best exemplifies grit, determination, and team spirit • boasted the highest winning percentage on the team with 25-11 (.694) overall singles record in 2012-13 • Marked a 17-7 record in dual competition • Went 9-2 in conference action to help the Gopher squad finish second in the Big Ten Conference, the highest finish for the program since 2000 • was 4-5 against ranked opponents • Finished the year ranked No. 80 in the ITA singles rankings • ended the season with a seven-match winning streak • had notable wins against No. 42 Jared Hiltzik, No. 76 Vlad Stefan, and No. 96 James McKie • defeated VCU's Alexis Huegas in two sets to help the Gophers advance into the second round of the NCAA Tournament • paired with Eric Frueh in doubles to form the team's most dominant doubles duo with an 11-5 overall record, all from the No. 3 spot • posted an 8-4 record during the fall season • represented Minnesota at the ITA All-American Championships (Oct. 1-4) after receiving an automatic bid • Became the first Golden Gopher to qualify for the National Indoor Championships since 2002 with a second-place finish at the ITA Central Region Championships (Oct. 18-22) • earned a two-set win over Santa Clara's John Lamble in the first round of National Indoors • paired with Rok Bonin in doubles for the Regional Tournament and defeated teams from Wichita State and Southern Illinois-Carbondale to advance to the quarterfinal round.
2011-12 • FRESHMAN SEASON
All-Big Ten First Team • led Minnesota with a 23-11 overall record (12-8 in dual matches and 11-3 in fall tournaments) • was 17-11 overall in doubles (14-7 in dual matches and 3-4 in fall tournaments) • went 7-4 in the Big Ten, while playing all his matches at No. 2 singles • was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year, becoming the fourth Gopher to receive the honor and the first since Harsh Mankad in 2000 • teammates voted him to the winner of the Len Bailey award, which is presented to the player who shows the most grit and determination • between the fall and spring, played in 17 matches that needed three sets and he was 11-6 in those matches • he defeated three top-30 opponents in the fall and posted two more wins against ranked foes in the spring, including a 6-4, 5-7, 6-0 win versus No. 31 Roy Kalmanovich of Illinois (April 1) • found the most doubles success with Juan Pablo Ramirez, going 13-4 in dual matches • duo was 3-4 at No. 2 doubles and 10-0 at the third position (began the spring season 10-0 before moving up to the second position) • combined to go 9-2 in Big Ten play with Ramirez.
PRIOR TO MINNESOTA
Attended Gymnasium auf der Karthause in Germany, playing with former Gophers Tobias Wernet and Julian Dehn • placed second in the German national school championships • came in third at the U16 and U18 German championships • competed in 2010 Australian Junior Open • won of two ITF Grade Four indoor championships in Oslo, Norway and was runner-up of the ITF Grade Four in Hamburg, Germany • also competed for the Sportpark Windhagen club team.
Majored in economics • also enjoys playing soccer • son of Meike and Raul-Enrique Toledo • born May 5, 1992.
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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.