Nov. 1, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota men’s tennis team wrapped up its second day of play at the Baseline Tennis Center for the Gopher Invitational Friday evening. The Gophers went 2-1 in doubles and 2-5 in singles play on the night. The team is now even at 3-3 in doubles and is 9-5 in singles through two days of play.
After the freshman duo of Franz Sydow and Jeremy Lynn dropped the first doubles match to finish, Minnesota came back with two wins of its own. Ruben Weber and Eric Frueh triumphed, 8-3, over Dartmouth’s Dovydas Sakinis and Brandon DeBot in Flight No. 1.
Singles play did not go in the Gophers’ favor to the extent it did on the first day of the tournament, during which it went 7-0.
Juniors Hamburg and Frueh were the only Minnesota players to stay unbeaten. Hamburg dispatched Dovydas Sakinis of Dartmouth in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3, while Frueh became the seventh Gopher to win in a supertiebreaker, defeating DC’s Sam Todd, 10-4, in the shortened third set.
Weber, Froment, Sydow, Lynn, and Tucker Saxon all fell to 1-1 on the weekend with defeats.
The Gopher Invitational resumes Saturday for Minnesota, which begins doubles at 2 p.m. Singles play will follow. The weekend concludes with another round of doubles Sunday afternoon at 2.
Opponents for each day and time will be determined on the day of the matches.
Minnesota will conclude its fall schedule Nov. 8-10 at the Dick Vitale Intercollegiate Claycourt Tennis Tournament in Sarasota, Fla.
Flight No. 1
Jack Hamburg (MINN) def. Dovydas Sakinis (DART) 6-1, 6-3
Chris Kipouras (DART ) def.Ruben Weber (MINN) 1-6, 7-5, 1-0 (2)
Flight No. 2
Brandon DeBot (DART) def. Mathieu Froment (MINN) 6-4, 6-1
Eric Frueh (MINN) vs. Sam Todd (DART) 6-4, 6-7 (3), 1-0 (4)
Flight No. 3
George Wall (DART) def. Franz Sydow (MINN) 6-4, 6-1
Diego Pedraza (DART) def. Jeremy Lynn (MINN) 6-4, 2-6, 1-0 (5)
Flight No. 4
Cameron Ghorbani (DART) def. Tucker Saxon (MINN) 6-4, 6-0
Flight No. 1
Jack Hamburg/Mathieu Froment (MINN) def. Cameron Ghorbani/Brendan Tannenbaum (DART) 8-6
Ruben Weber/Eric Frueh (MINN) def. Dovydas Sakinis/Brandon DeBot (DART) 8-3
Flight No. 2
Chris Kipouras/ Diego Pedraza (DART) def. Franz Sydow/Jeremy Lynn (MINN) 8-2
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Gophers Headline Aquatennial
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