April 13, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS – The 55th-ranked Minnesota men’s tennis team capped 2014 home schedule with a 5-2 win over Big Ten foe Michigan State on Senior Day at the Baseline Tennis Center. Juan Pablo Ramirez won his final home singles match to clinch the team victory for the Gophers, who improved to 11-10 on the season with a 5-4 ledger in conference play.
Minnesota closed its 12-match home slate with an 8-4 record after also taking down No. 50 Michigan in Minneapolis by a 5-2 score Friday night.
Leandro Toledo and Eric got the afternoon started on a positive note, posting an 8-2 victory at No. 2 doubles. After MSU gleaned a win at the No. 3 spot, the No. 18-ranked tandem of Jack Hamburg and Mathieu Froment registered its 12th-consecutive victory at the No. 1 spot to improve to 12-1 on the season and give the Maroon and Gold a 1-0 advantage in the match.
Gijs Linders knotted the score at one in singles play by giving the Spartans the point at No. 5 singles, but the home squad responded when Froment won his fourth consecutive match, dispatching Brett Forman, 6-3, 6-4, at No. 4.
No. 41-ranked Leandro Toledo set the Gophers up for the win by extending a winning streak of his own at the No. 1 position, defeating Drew Lied in two sets that took seven games to win. Ramirez sealed the team win with a 6-4, 7-6 (3) win over Harry Jadun, making it 4-1.
Ramirez is now 32-31 in singles in his career.
After Michigan State won at No. 2 singles, Hamburg gave the Gophers the day’s final point with a straight-set win at No. 3.
Minnesota will finish its regular season next week with a trip to Illinois that features road matches against the Fighting Illini and Northwestern.
#55 Minnesota 5, Michigan State 2
April 13, 2014
Baseline Tennis Center | Minneapolis, Minn.
1.No. 41 Leandro Toledo (MINN) def. Drew Lied (MSU) 7-6 (4), 7-5
2. John Patrick Mullane (MSU) def. Ruben Weber (MINN) 6-3, 7-6 (3)
3. Jack Hamburg (MINN) def. Aaron Pfister (MSU) 7-6 (5), 6-4
4. Mathieu Froment (MINN) def. Brett Forman (MSU) 6-3, 6-4
5. Harry Jadun (MSU) def. Eric Frueh (MINN) 6-1, 6-4
6. Juan Pablo Ramirez (MINN) def. Will Davis (MSU) 6-4, 7-6 (3)
1. No. 18 Jack Hamburg/Mathieu Froment (MINN) def. Drew Lied/John Patrick Mullane (MSU) 8-2
2. Leandro Toledo/Eric Frueh (MINN) def. Harry Jadun/Gijs Linders (MSU) 8-2
3. Aaron Pfister/Brett Forman (MSU) def. Juan Pablo Ramirez/Franz Sydow (MINN) 8-1
Michigan State 9-13 (3-6 B1G)
Minnesota 11-10 (5-4 B1G); National ranking No. 55
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (5,4,1,6,2,3)
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