Nov. 4, 2011
The Minnesota men’s tennis team continued play today at their fall tournament – the Gopher Invitational – at Baseline Tennis Center. The host Gophers and Denver, Nebraska and Notre Dame are competing in the event which began Friday and ends Sunday.
There are four groups (A, B, C, and D) in the singles competition. Each group has two players from each team, totaling eight players for each group. Each player will play four other players within their group and no player will face someone on their own team. In addition, there will be no repeat matches against the same player. Group D has more players to accommodate teams that traveled more than eight players.
There are four groups (A, B, C, and D) in the doubles competition as well. Each group has one doubles team from each squad, totaling four teams for each group. Each doubles team will play each of the three other teams within their group. Again, Group D has more teams to accommodate teams that traveled more than eight players.
There will be one winner for singles and one for doubles in each group. The players will accumulate points based on their records within each group.
The Gophers went 9-3 in singles play on Friday and 2-2 in doubles.
Freshman Leandro Toledo continued to impress as he defeated No. 30 Enej Bonin of Denver. Toledo won 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 against Bonin, who is the identical twin of Minnesota junior Rok Bonin. Toldeo beat No. 28 Casey Watt of Notre Dame in three sets on Thursday and is 2-0 in Group A singles play.
Fellow freshman Eric Frueh earned two wins on Friday in Group D.
The event continues tomorrow with singles play starting at 10 a.m. Doubles competition begins at 12 p.m. tomorrow.
Friday, Nov. 4
Round 1 Singles
Stenger (N) d. Bonin (D) 6-2, 6-4
Biasion (D) d. Schultze (N) 2-6, 6-4, 7-6
Weihs (D) d. Blackwell (N) 6-2, 7-6
Sock (N) d. Vorkfeld (D) 6-3, 6-4
Kordsachia (D) d. Freeman (N) 6-2, 6-4
Ramirez (M) d. Manley (D) 6-3, 6-3
Round 1 Doubles
Vorkefeld/Bonin (D) d. Talmadge/Fitzgerald (ND) 8-5
Stenger/Schultze (N) d. Arndt/Toledo (M) 9-7
Watt/Andrews (ND) d. Kordsachia/Weihs (D) 8-6
Dehn/Froment (M) d. Blackwell/Sock (N) 8-3
Keeton/Pecor (ND) d. Biasion/Clinkenbeard (D) 8-2
Ruddock/Frueh (M) d. Moore/Bandy (ND) 9-8 (8)
McCoy/Moros (ND) d. Sicora/Ramirez (M) 9-8 (2)
Round 2 Singles
Watt (ND) d. Stenger (N) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
Andrews (ND) d. Schultze (N) 6-3, 6-2
Keaton (ND) vs. Blackwell (N) 6-4, 6-3
Fitzgerald (ND) vs. Sock (N) 6-4, 6-3
Pecor (ND) vs. Freeman (N) 6-4, 6-1
McCoy (ND) vs. Videtich (N) 7-6, 6-4
Moore (ND) d. Sicora (M) 6-4, 6-4
Moros (ND) d. Froment (M) 6-2, 7-5
Bandy (ND) d. Ramirez (M) 6-4, 6-2
Frueh (M) d. Talmadge (ND) 6-2, 3-0 (ret)
Round 2 Singles
Toledo (M) d. Bonin (D) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
Arndt (M) d. Biasion (D) 6-4, 6-1
Dehn (M) d. Weihs (D) 6-3, 6-4
Ruddock (M) d. Vorkefeld (D) 7-6, 3-6, 6-1
Froment (M) d. Clinkenbeard (D) 6-2, 6-4
Sicora (M) d. Kordsachia (D) 7-5, 6-1
Frueh (M) d. Manley (D) 6-3, 6-1