Gopher Invitational: Maroon | Gold
ITA Fall Nationals: Doubles Consolation
Action continued Saturday at the Gopher Men’s Invitational at Baseline Tennis Center with the final round set to wrap up Sunday in Minneapolis, but in California, seniors Felix Corwin and Matic Spec saw their ITA National Fall Championships bid come to a close.
Corwin and Spec ended their stay in Palm Desert, California after four days of action, falling 1-6, 7-6 (5) (10-8) against Cormac Clissold and Thomas Laurent of Oregon in the consolation semifinals.
Back home in Minneapolis, the Maroon & Gold saw their hopes for a Gopher Invitational title come to a close. After wrapping up a quarterfinal victory over Utah’s David Micevski and Dan Little, freshman Jackson Allen and junior Marino Alpeza were defeated in the semifinals by Guillermo Cabrera and William Howells of Notre Dame, the same team that ousted junior Josip Krstanovic and sophomore Eli Ogilvy in the quarterfinals.
Allen and Alpeza will compete against Dartmouth’s Horneffer and Glasnovic in the third place match-up on Sunday. Krstanovic and Ogilvy will compete in the seventh place match against Wisconsin’s O’Hoisin and Soyfer. Freshman Vlad Lobak and junior Justyn Levin ran to the consolation finals and will compete for ninth place against Dartmouth’s Conklin and Ross.
In the Gold draw, freshman Kaleb Dobbs and Denver’s Jorge Nunez saved their best for last as they swept their third round match-up, defeating Drew Dawson and Conor Somers of Notre Dame 7-5. Dobbs then defeated Somers in three sets 2-6, 6-2 (11-9).
Action begins at 8 a.m. Sunday at Baseline Tennis Center with doubles matches followed by singles action.
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ITA National Fall Championships
Corwin/Spec vs Cormac Clissold/Thomas Laurent (Oregon) – L 1-6, 7-6 (5) (10-8)
Gopher Invitational Results
Maroon Draw – Quarterfinals
Minnesota 2, Utah 1
Allen/Alpeza vs David Micveski/Dan Little – W 6-3 (Friday)
Allen vs Micveski – W 6-2, 6-3
Alpeza vs Little – L 6-3, 6-2
Notre Dame 2, Minnesota 1
Krstanovic/Ogilvy vs Guillermo Cabrera/William Howells – W 6-3
Krstanovic vs Cabrera – L 2-6, 6-3 (10-6)
Ogilvy vs Howells – L 7-5, 6-7 (1) (10-3)
Maroon Draw – Consolation Quarterfinals
Minnesota 3, Utah 0
Lobak/Levin vs Slava Shainyan/Egbert Weverink – W 6-1
Lobak vs Shainyan – W 7-5, 6-3
Levin vs Weverink – W 6-2, 0-6 (10-7)
Gold Draw – Second Round
Utah 3, Denver/Minnesota 0
Nunez (Den.)/Dobbs vs Joe Woolley/Randy Cory (Utah) – L 6-2
Dobbs vs. Cory – L 6-1, 6-2
Maroon – Semifinals
Notre Dame 2, Minnesota 1
Allen/Alpeza vs Cabrera/Howells – L 6-4
Allen vs Cabrera – W 7-6, 6-1
Alpeza vs Howells – L 7-6, 6-3
Maroon – Consolation Semifinals
Minnesota 3, Denver 0
Lobak/Levin vs. Pedro Fernandez Del Valle/Matt Summers (Den.) – W 6-4
Lobak vs Fernandez Del Valle – W 6-3, 7-6 (3)
Levin vs Summers – W 0-6, 6-4 (10-6)
Maroon – Back Draw
Utah 2, Minnesota 1
Krstanovic/Ogilvy vs David Micevski/Dan Little – W 7-6 (3)
Krstanovic vs Micevski – L 7-6, 6-7 (11-9)
Ogilvy vs Little L 4-6, 7-5 (10-6)
Gold – Third Round
Denver/Minnesota 3, Notre Dame 0
Nunez/Dobbs vs. Drew Dawson/Conor Somers – W 7-5
Nunez vs Dawson – W 6-3, 6-3
Dobbs vs Somers – W 2-6, 6-2 (11-9)
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