Oct. 18, 2012
Action began in Minneapolis today with the start of the 2012 ITA Central Region Championships. Minnesota representatives finished with a 3-2 record on the day while freshman Ruben Weber remained undefeated in his first competition as a Golden Gopher.
After receiving a bye in the first round, Eric Frueh faced No. 7 seed Tom Blackwell of Nebraska, and delivered an upset by winning 7-5, 6-3. He then met Arthur Romanet (Bradley) in the third round but unfortunately fell in three after a long battle through a tiebreaker (6-2, 2-6, 1-0).
Weber also received a first round bye before plowing through the competition to earn a spot in the main draw. He defeated Drake’s Grant Tesmer 7-6(4), 6-1 followed by a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Ashton Kalhorn of Bradley.
Tucker Saxon also competed for the Gophers in the qualifiers but his time ended short after a first-round loss to Western Illinois’ Mitch Granger (8-6).
Weber will join Gopher teammates Brendan Ruddock, Leandro Toledo, Juan Pablo Ramirez, Mathieu Froment, and Rok Bonin in tomorrow’s competition. The day will begin at 9 a.m. with both doubles and singles action.
Gophers Compete in US Open Qualifier
Six University of Minnesota tennis student-athletes and head coach Chuck Merzbacher competed in the US Open Sectional Qualifier, this weekend at the Baseline Tennis Center.
Baseline Hosting US Open Sectional Qualifier
The Baseline Tennis Center is hosting a US Open Sectional Qualifier with six current Gopher tennis players participating.
Gophers Earn Academic Big Ten Honors
The Gophers totaled 283 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.