Toledo Nabs All-America Honors With Win
May 22, 2014
ATHENS, Ga. - Minnesota men's tennis junior Leandro Toledo became the first Gopher men's tennis player since 2002 to reach the third round of the NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Singles Championships Thursday, defeating 38th-ranked Diego Galeano of Baylor, 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-4 at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Georgia. By virtue of advancing to the third round of the 64-player tournament, the junior from Hamburg, Germany became an All-American.
The winner of the match between Toledo and Sarkissan will take on either Roberto Cid of South Florida or Dane Webb of Oklahoma in a Saturday quarterfinal match.
With the win, Toledo improved to 23-9 in 2013-14 including marks of 19-6 on the spring season and 9-3 against ranked opponents. He has won six of eight three-set matches in the spring.
Of the seven players representing the Big Ten in the Round of 64, only Toledo and Ohio State senior Peter Kobelt advanced to Thursday's competition. Kobelt fell to Webb, leaving Toledo as the Big Ten's lone representative in the Round of 16.
Rok Bonin was the last Gopher to play in the national singles tournament. He fell 6-1, 3-6, 7-5 to Auburn's Andreas Mies in the first round of last year's competition in Urbana, Ill.