Sept. 30, 2012
The men’s tennis team wrapped up day two of the Penn Invitational yesterday in Philadelphia, Pa. The Gophers continued success in doubles competition while results varied among singles action.
Both doubles teams continued their dominance to advance to today’s semifinal round. Eric Frueh and Brendan Ruddock defeated Specter and To (Brown) by a score of 8-5. Juan Pablo Ramirez and Tucker Saxon claimed the 8-6 win over Barrus and Gates (St. Josephs). The pairs will start the final day of competition this morning at 9 a.m. for their places in the final match-ups.
In main draw individual play, the Gophers fought hard to maintain their heat streaks at the tournament. Ramirez started off hot with a victory over Ismael Lahlou (Penn), but lost momentum in the semifinals to fall 6-1, 6-2 to Princeton’s Dan Richardson. Saxon was eliminated from title contention after an extended battle with Lucas Da Silveira, in which he came up short, 7-5, 7-5.
Ruddock was bounced out of consolation after losing 6-0, 6-3, while Frueh lasted one round by overcoming Garret Dunn (6-3, 6-4), before falling to Blaine Willenborg in the consolation semis.
The final day of competition begins with the semifinals for doubles and consolation finals and 9 a.m. Singles finals will follow with doubles finals to close out the event.
Gophers Win Second Straight Big Ten Match
The No. 32-ranked University of Minnesota men’s tennis team defeated the University of Iowa 5-2 and picked up their second consecutive conference victory.
Gophers Take Down Nebraska for First Conference Win
The No. 32 University of Minnesota picked up their first Big Ten victory Friday with a 7-0 win over the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Gophers Return to Big Ten Play
The No. 32 ranked University of Minnesota men’s tennis team returns to Big Ten Play this Friday with a 4 p.m. match at Nebraska against the Cornhuskers.