April 19, 2013
The No. 32 Minnesota men’s tennis team posted another win to the season’s total with a 5-2 victory over Nebraska today at the Tennis Center in Lincoln, Neb. The Gophers improve to 8-2 in Big Ten play, remaining in the hunt for a second-place conference finish.
The Maroon and Gold battled through the doubles competition to capture the early lead in the match. The Gophers’ top duo of Jack Hamburg and Mathieu Froment started the team off right with an 8-2 victory over Andre Stenger and Eric Sock. The remaining two duos saw closer ends. At No. 3 doubles, Leandro Toledo and Eric Frueh tallied an 8-6 win over Brandon Videtich and Scott Elsass for the decision. Juan Pablo Ramirez and Rok Bonin, paired up at the second position, fell to Marc Herrmann and Dusty Boyer, 9-7 (4).
In the singles competition, Ruben Weber closed out his dual first to give the Gophers a 2-0 lead. He prevailed over Nebraska’s Dzulynsky with consecutive 6-3 scores for the straight win.
Nebraska followed with a victory at the third position to tighten the Gophers’ to a one-point advantage. Tom Blackwell (Nebraska) downed Hamburg in straight sets by scores of 6-4, 6-4. Herrmann brought it back to a tie after a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Minnesota’s Froment.
Bonin, Toledo, and Ramirez each battled through three-set matches to close out the dual. Toledo was the first of three to wrap up his extended game against Stenger. After losing the first set by a score of 6-2, Toledo came back to with the next two 6-2 and 6-3. Bonin battled for the winning point, coming back from a deficit in the third set to notch the win over Dusty Boyer (6-3, 4-6, 6-4). Ramirez also came back from a deficit to put the exclamation point on the match. At No. 5, he defeated Sebastian Florczyk by scores of 7-5, 3-6, and 7-6 (4).
The Golden Gophers return to Baseline Tennis Center for their final regular season match. Iowa visits Minneapolis this Sunday, April 21. The match will begin at 12 p.m. CT with a senior day ceremony to take place between the doubles and singles rounds.
Tennis Match Results
April 19, 2013
Nebraska Tennis Center
#32 Minnesota 5, #62 Nebraska 2
1. Froment/Hamburg (MINN) def. Stenger/Sock (NEB) 8-2
2. Herrmann/Boyer (NEB) def. Bonin/Ramirez (MINN) 9-7 (4)
3. Frueh/Toledo (MINN) def. Videtich/Elsass (NEB) 8-6
1. #49 Rok Bonin (MINN) def. Dusty Boyer (NEB) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
2. #86 Leandro Toledo (MINN) def. Andre Stenger (NEB) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
3. Tom Blackwell (NEB) def. Jack Hamburg (MINN) 6-4, 6-4
4. Marc Herrmann (NEB) def. Mathieu Froment (MINN) 6-3, 6-3
5. Ruben Weber (MINN) def. Andrew Dzulynsky (NEB) 6-3, 6-3
6. Juan Pablo Ramirez (MINN) def. Sebastian Florczyk 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (2)
Order of Finish
Doubles: 1, 3, 2
Singles: 5, 3, 4, 2, 6, 1
Weber Finishes Second at Lakewood
Ruben Weber finished second at Lakewood while Matic Spec and Felix Corwin picked up a consolation win in doubles at the NIIC.
Gophers Closing Out Fall Season
Felix Corwin and Matic Spec are heading to the NIIC to compete in doubles while four other Gophers wrap up their season at Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
Alpeza Has Strong Tournament
Marino Alpeza won a doubles match and picked up two singles wins at the Big Ten Indoor Championships this weekend.