Oct. 26, 2013
The Minnesota men’s tennis team continued play at the Big Ten Singles Tournament in West Lafayette, Ind. Saturday. The Gophers, represented by juniors Eric Frueh and Tucker Saxon, sophomore Ruben Weber, and Jeremy Lynn, dropped their lone doubles match of the day and continued singles action in the consolation draw.
The day began with doubles.
Weber continued a strong start to the fall in the singles consolation draw, however. The sophomore answered his doubles loss to a tandem from Nebraska by moving on to the Round of 32 in singles with a straight-set, 6-4, 6-4 win over the Huskers’ Court Clark.
To move on to the Round of 16, Weber eliminated Michigan State’s Will Davis 7-6 (3), 2-1 (retire). He will take on Chase Tomlins of Iowa at 9 a.m. Sunday and will be the only Minnesota player in action.
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.
Marc Herrmann/Beauregard Treyz def. Eric Frueh/Ruben Weber, 8-5
Consolation Round of 64
Brian Alden (IOWA) def. Tucker Saxon (MINN) default
Ruben Weber (MINN) def. Court Clark (NEB) 6-4, 6-4
Kevin Wong (MICH) def. Jeremy Lynn (MINN) 6-1, 6-1
Consolation Round of 32
Ruben Weber (MINN) def. Will Davis (MSU) 7-6 (3), 2-1 (retire)
Weber Finishes Second at Lakewood
Ruben Weber finished second at Lakewood while Matic Spec and Felix Corwin picked up a consolation win in doubles at the NIIC.
Gophers Closing Out Fall Season
Felix Corwin and Matic Spec are heading to the NIIC to compete in doubles while four other Gophers wrap up their season at Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
Alpeza Has Strong Tournament
Marino Alpeza won a doubles match and picked up two singles wins at the Big Ten Indoor Championships this weekend.