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
Gophers in the Polls: Sept. 13
The University of Minnesota continues to represent at a high level as multiple Golden Gopher teams achieved national rankings this week.
Duo to represent the U of M at ITA All-American
Seniors Matic Spec and Felix Corwin will represent the University of Minnesota at the ITA Men's All-American Championships.
Gopher Alumni Victorious in Charity Tournament
Jack Hamburg and Kevin Werwie each stood atop the podium in their respective charity tournaments this weekend.