Oct. 25, 2013
The Minnesota men’s tennis team opened play at the Big Ten Singles Tournament in West Lafayette, Ind. Friday with both singles and doubles action. Juniors Eric Frueh and Tucker, sophomore Ruben Weber, and freshman Jeremy Lynn represented the Gophers at the event.
The day was highlighted by Weber and Frueh’s run in doubles play. The duo reached the semifinal round by winning all three of their matches on the day.
Frueh and Weber dispatched their first opponents, Andres Estenssoro and Dominic Patrick of Iowa, 8-2 before downing Purdue’s Mateus Silva and Szymon Tatarczyk 8-3. The tandem finished the day with an 8-6 victory over Michigan’s Alex Buzzi and Barrett Franks.
Lynn and Saxon reached the Round of 16 with an 8-5 win over Michigan State’s Will Davis and Paul Heeder, but fell there to a pair from Wisconsin.
In singles play, Frueh was the only Minnesota player to win on the day, as he took down Kellen Bates in a play-in round match. All four players lost in the second round.
Following this weekend, the team will welcome Penn, Dartmouth, Princeton, Denver, Western Michigan, and DePaul to the Baseline Tennis Center Oct. 31-Nov. 3 for the Gopher Invitational.
Round of 64
Eric Frueh (MINN) def. Kellen Bates (IND) 6-1, 7-6 (3)
Round of 32
Harry Jadun (MSU) def. Tucker Saxon (MINN) 6-0, retire
David Kohan (PSU) def. Ruben Weber (MINN) 5-7, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2)
Jakhongir Jalalov (WISC) def. Jeremy Lynn (MINN) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Vasileios Stravropoulos (NEB) def. Eric Frueh (MINN) 6-1, 7-6 (3)
Round of 32
Eric Frueh/Ruben Weber (MINN) def. Andres Estenssoro/Dominic Patrick (IOWA) 8-2
Jeremy Lynn/Tucker Saxon (MINN) def. Will Davis/Paul Heeder (MSU) 8-5
Round of 16
Elliott Sprecher/John Zordani (WISC) def. Jeremy Lynn/Tucker Saxon (MINN) 8-3
Eric Frueh/Ruben Weber (MINN) def. Mateus Silva/Szymon Tatarczyk (PUR) 8-3
Eric Frueh/Ruben Weber (MINN) def. Alex Buzzi/Barrett Franks (MICH) 8-6
Gophers Headline Aquatennial
The University of Minnesota had a combination of 17 former and current Gopher student-athletes who competed at the 21st Aquatennial Tennis Classic this past week.
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.