Oct. 18, 2013
Six players from the Minnesota men’s tennis team competed on the opening day of main-draw play at the 2013 USTA/ITA Central Region Championship in Tulsa Okla. Friday. Minnesota went 1-4 in singles play, but fared well in doubles, going 3-1 with two tandems reaching the third round.
In singles play, junior and No. 53-ranked Leandro Toledo advanced to the second round with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Iowa’s Brian Alden. Toledo will take on Dylan McCloskey of host Tulsa in the next round.
The Gophers saw more success in doubles. Toledo and Frueh reached the third round by cruising past Paker Allen and Cole Guy of Oral Roberts 8-1 and Vasileious Stavropolous and Andrew Dzulnsky of Nebraska 8-3. Also advancing to the third round was the duo of Hamburg and Froment, which downed Tulsa’s Alejandro Espejo and Dylan McCloskey 8-4 after receiving a bye past the first round.
Singles and doubles play will resume Saturday. The tournament will come to an end Monday.
Next up on the docket for Minnesota are the Big Ten Singles Championships in West Lafayette, Ind. from Oct. 25-27.
Round of 64
Alejandro Espejo (TULSA) def. Jack Hamburg (MINN) 7-5, 6-2
Robin Goodman (DRAKE) def. Ruben Weber (MINN) 6-1, 7-6 (1)
Jovan Parlic (ARK) def. Eric Frueh (MINN) 6-4, 7-5
Matt Frost (DRAKE) def. Mathieu Froment (MINN) 7-6 (6), 6-4
Toledo (MINN) def. Brian Alden (IOWA) 6-1, 6-4
Round of 64
Marc Herrmann/Beau Treyz (NEB) def. Franz Sydow/Ruben Weber (MINN) 7-3 (retire)
Eric Freuh/Leandro Toledo (MINN) def. Paker Allen/Cole Guy (ORU) 8-1
Round of 32
Eric Freuh/Leandro Toledo (MINN) def. Vasileious Stavropolous/Andrew Dzulnsky (NEB) 8-3
Jack Hamburg/Mathieu Froment (MINN) def. Alejandro Espejo/Dylan McCloskey (TULSA) 8-4
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.