Oct. 20, 2012
As another day at the Men’s ITA Regional Championship came to a close, competition was tighter than ever. Members of the Minnesota men’s tennis team continued to showcase a threatening presence on the court, advancing one individual and one pair into the event quarterfinals.
Of the six Gophers that earned sports in the singles round of 32, three advanced to compete in the round of 16. No. 4 Leandro Toledo, Mathieu Froment, and No. 6 Rok Bonin each moved on with victories to start the day. Toledo defeated Trevor Hortsmann (Oklahoma State) by scores of 6-3, 6-2. Froment battled through a three-set match, including a tiebreaker in the first, to upset the No. 5 seed Dane Webb (Oklahoma). Bonin easily handled Arkansas’ Greg Lehmann for a 6-1, 6-2 victory.
In the round of 16, Toledo would be the only Gopher to end victorious, defeating Jonas Diercrx of Iowa (6-2, 6-3) to solidify his spot in the quarterfinals.
Toledo kept his tournament record intact with added success in the doubles competition. He and Bonin finished day three with an 8-4 win over Martjin Admiraal and Brandon Florez (Southern Illinois-Carbondale).
The remaining participants move to compete in the quarterfinal rounds tomorrow, beginning with the singles main draw at 9 a.m.
Five to open fall tournament season this week
The University of Minnesota will be represented by five Men’s Tennis athletes this week as the Gophers split time between a pair of high level tournaments beginning Thursday.
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.