With the match on the line, Josip Krstanovic came up big for his team in Sundays 4-3 win against Portland.
Krstanovic was down to the final set of the match on the road and grinded out a 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 win in the No. 6 singles spot, breaking the 3-3 deadlock the Gophers held with the Pilots, and sent his team home undefeated on the weekend.
Minnesota won the first doubles match of the day, with Matic Spec and Felix Corwin taking No. 1 doubles 6-2. But, their hot start dissipated, losing both No. 2 and No.3 doubles, and conceding the doubles point for the match.
The Gophers then won their first three singles matches, with Spec winning No. 2 singles 7-6, 6-0, Corwin winning No. 1 singles 6-4, 6-3, and Stefan Milicevic winning No. 3 singles 6-3, 6-4.
After dropping No. 4 and No. 5 singles, the match was left to be decided by Krstanovic, his win ultimately giving Minnesota the team win.
MINNESOTA 4, Portland 3
- Felix Corwin (MINN) def. Michail Pervolarakis (PORT) 6-4, 6-3
- Matic Spec (MINN) def. Mathieu Garcia (PORT) 7-6, 6-0
- Stefan Milicevic (MINN) def. Pierre Garcia (PORT) 6-3, 6-4
- Carlos Donat (PORT) def. Eli Ogilvy (MINN) 6-4, 6-2
- Alex Wallace (PORT) def. Jackson Allen (MINN) 7-5, 6-1
- Josip Krstanovic (MINN) def. Tom Hann (PORT) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
- M. Spec/ F. Corwin (MINN) def. A. Wallace/M. Pervolarakis (PORT) 6-
- M. Garcia/P. Garcia def. J. Krstanovic/J. Levin (MINN) 7-6
- C. Donat/J. Fisher (PORT) def. V. Lobak/E. Ogilvy (MINN) 6-4
Order of Finish
Doubles: (1,3,2) Singles (2,1,3,5,4,6)
161 Gophers Receive Academic All-Big Ten Honors
5/30/2018 - M. Tennis
A total of 161 student-athletes were honored by the Big Ten Conference on the Academic All-Big Ten Team.
Corwin Edged in Three in NCAA Second Round
5/24/2018 - M. Tennis
Felix Corwin saw an unforgettable season come to a close in the second round of the NCAA Singles Tournament on Wednesday at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex.
Corwin Advances to Day Two in Straight Sets
5/23/2018 - M. Tennis
Senior Felix Corwin will play another day at the NCAA Singles Tournament after picking up a victory in the round of 64 on Wednesday afternoon.