Nov. 4, 2012
The Gopher Invitational came to a close today at Baseline Tennis Center in Minneapolis, Minn. Host team Minnesota swept the singles competition in the final session of the four-day event and saw a doubles team crowned the champions in the top flight of the tournament.
Rok Bonin and Mathieu Froment capped off a 5-0 run on the weekend with a championship win from Group A of the doubles competition. The team secured the title with an 8-6 victory over Nebraska’s team of Andre Stenger and Dusty Boyer. As the other Minnesota duo, Eric Frueh and Juan Pablo Ramirez fell to Brandon Videtich and Bradford Zitsch, also of Nebraska, to end the tournament with a 4-1 record.
“We did really well in doubles over the weekend. I felt good and comfortable,” said Bonin. “We had the same goals and knew exactly what we would do every point.”
Five Gophers competed in their singles fields this afternoon, each notching an individual victory. Bonin, who competed in the top flight for the Gophers over the weekend, finished with a win over Boyer (6-1, 6-4). Leandro Toledo defeated Nebraska’s Marc Herrmann in three sets (6-3, 3-6, 10-5), while Ruben Weber picked up the victory in two (6-3, 6-3) over Tom Blackwell.
Ramirez and Frueh were able to bounce back from their doubles loss earlier to win their respective individual matches. Ramirez handled Sebastian Florczyk to a 6-1, 6-0 final. Frueh overcame his opponent, Bradford Zitsch, to claim the 7-6, 6-4 victory.
Select members of the Maroon and Gold will participate in the Lakewood Ranch Invitational next weekend in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
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