Oct. 22, 2011
ITA Region Bracket
ITA Doubles Brackets
Wildcat Invitational Brackets
Members of the Minnesota men’s tennis team are playing in both the Wildcat Invitational this weekend and the USTA/ITA Central Region Tennis Championships.
Senior Michael Sicora and freshmen Eric Frueh and Mathieu Froment are competing in the Northwestern-hosted Wildcat Invitational.
Froment is playing in the top singles and after earning a win on Friday, he fell to Jusso Ojanen of Illinois State 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (10-5) in the second round.
Sicora, who is playing in the second singles flight, dropped Marquette’s Drake Kakar 7-6 (5), 6-2 in the first round. He beat Sven Kasper of DePaul in the second round 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-5) to advance to the semifinals where he will play Jonathan Schwerin of Marquette.
On Friday, Frueh rallied to beat Toledo’s Nicholas Wong 3-6, 7-6 (4), 1-0 (7) in three sets in the first round of singles play in the third flight. Frueh advanced to the semifinals with a 6-4, 6-2 win against Maximilian Phillips of Northern Illinois. Frueh will face Marquette’s Cameron Tehrani in the semifinals.
Sicora and Frueh teamed up for doubles competition and won their first match in the top flight 9-8 (6) against Zeyad Montasser and Simon Blomberg of Western Michigan. The Gopher tandem fell 9-8 (7) in the second round to Wisconsin’s Austin Akers and Jack Larsen. They won their lone doubles match on Saturday.
Seniors Julian Dehn and Phillip Arndt lead a contingent of six Gophers who are competing in Tulsa, Okla., at the USTA/ITA Central Region Tennis Championships. Also in the field are junior Rok Bonin, sophomore Juan Pablo Ramirez, sophomore Brendan Ruddock and freshman Leandro Toledo. Bonin is seeded seventh and Arndt is seeded 11th.
Ardnt and Toledo are both 2-0 in the tournament and are in the round of 16. Arndt faces new Big Ten rival and eighth seed Benedikt Lindheim of Nebraska in the third round after straight set wins.
Toledo faces No. 14 seed Tsvetan Mihov of Oklahoma in the third round after his two wins.
Bonin, Dehn, Ramirez all won their first matches, but fell in the second round. Ruddock lost in the first round.
In doubles, Rok Bonin and Julian Dehn are seeded third and won their first match. The tandem of Arndt and Toledo are both 1-0 in doubles, while Ruddock and Ramirez lost in the first round.
This is the second and third tournament that the Gophers are playing in this year, as they already competed in the Southern Intercollegiates last month. Minnesota will play in the Big Ten Singles Championships next weekend before hosting the Gopher Invitational in two weeks.