SEATTLE -- The Gopher Men's Tennis program defeated Washington in a heated 4-3 match to start off the weekend. Jackson Allen clinched the win for the Gophers in his come-from-behind victory in the No. 5 spot, winning 2-6, 6-2, 6-2.
Minnesota fell in the doubles portion of the match, losing both the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles matches. Corwin and Spec did not finish their match in No. 1 doubles, but were leading 6-5.
The upper half of the lineup dominated Washington’s, with the Gophers winning in the top three singles spots. Felix Corwin took down his opponent in the No. 1 spot, winning 6-0, 6-2, while Matic Spec won his match in the No. 2 spot 6-0, 7-6. Stefan Milicevic won his match in the No. 3 spot 6-4, 7-6, before Allen won the crucial fourth point for Minnesota.
Minnesota will head southbound on I-5 to face Portland on Sunday at 1 p.m.
MINNESOTA 4, Washington 3
Doubles (Order of finish: 2, 3)
1) Lam/Sommer (UW) vs. #58 Spec/Corwin (UM) 5-6 DNF
2) Foley/Stewart (UW) def. Krstanovic/Levin (UM) 6-4
3) Davis/Douglas (UW) def. Lobak/Ogilvy (UM) 6-4
Singles (Order of finish: 1, 4, 2, 3, 6, 5)
1) Felix Corwin (UM) def. #73 Jake Douglas (UW) 6-0, 6-2
2) Matic Spec (UM) def. #57 Mitch Stewart (UW) 6-0, 7-6(4)
3) #45 Stefan Milicevic (UM) def. Enzo Sommer (UW) 6-4, 7-6(6)
4) Amit Batta (UW) def. Eli Ogilvy (UM) 6-3, 6-4
5) Jackson Allen (UM) def. Piers Foley (UW) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
6) Alexis Alvarez (UW) def. Josip Krstanovic (UM) 7-5, 7-5
Order of Finish
Doubles (2, 3) Singles (1, 4, 2, 3, 6, 5)
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