Oct. 20, 2013
Minnesota men’s tennis doubles tandem Mathieu Froment and Jack Hamburg advanced to the 2013 USTA/ITA Central Region Doubles Main Draw Championship with a pair of wins Sunday in Tulsa, Okla. The duo, which advanced twice Saturday to stay alive, did the same Sunday to reach Monday’s final.
The day began in the quarterfinal round, where the third-seeded Froment and Hamburg downed Oklahoma State’s Vasili Caripi and Lucas Gerch 8-6 in their second two-point match of the tournament.
The junior tandem moved on to the semifinal round to face 35th-ranked and second-seeded Guillermo Alcorta and Axel Alvarez of Oklahoma. Froment and Hamburg came out on top once again, this time by a score of 8-4.
The duo will play for the Regional title Monday at 11 a.m. against Robin Goodman and Ravi Patel of Drake.
Also in action for the Gophers was Ruben Weber, who won his only match of the day in singles consolation action, defeating Johan den Toom of Arkansas in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2. Weber finished 3-0 in consolation play after falling out of main-draw contention.
Following Monday’s championship match, Minnesota will next hit the court Oct. 25-27 in West Lafayette, Ind. at the Big Ten Indoor Singles Championships.
Doubles Main Draw Quarterfinal
Mathieu Froment/Jack Hamburg (MINN) def. Vasili Caripi/Lucas Gerch (OKST) 8-6
Doubles Main Draw Semifinal
Mathieu Froment/Jack Hamburg (MINN) def. Guillermo Alcorta/Axel Alvarez (OKLA) 8-4
Ruben Weber (MINN) def. Johan den Toom (ARK) 6-4, 6-2
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