Gophers wrap fall season on Sunday
Nov. 5, 2017

Gopher Invitational: Maroon | Gold
ITA Fall Nationals: Singles | Doubles | Doubles Consolation

The Gopher Men’s Tennis program wrapped play at two tournaments over the weekend. With its three top athletes in California for the ITA National Fall Championships, Minnesota claimed a third-place finish at the Gopher Invitational at Baseline Tennis Center in Minneapolis.

The pairing of freshman Jackson Allen and Marino Alpeza fell in just one round of the unique doubles tournament, featuring a best-of-three-match set-up with a doubles and two singles match between competitors in each round. Allen and Alpeza fell in their doubles match against Dartmouth, 6-3, Sunday, but bounced back with victories in singles play. Allen defeated David Horneffer, 6-4, 3-6 (10-8), while Alpeza defeated Roko Glasnovic, 6-2, 6-4.

Freshman Vlab Lobak and junior Justyn Levin reached the finals of the consolation bracket, falling to Peter Conklin and Casey Ross of Dartmouth, despite a victory in doubles play. Junior Josip Krstanovic picked up a singles victory for his team in the back draw on  Sunday, but he and sophomore Eli Ogilvy fell to a pairing from Wisconsin in the round.

In the round robin gold bracket, rookie Kaleb Dobbs teamed with fellow freshman Jorge Nunez of Denver due to an odd number of entries. While they swept their Saturday third round match-up, the duo would would earn just one victory on Sunday, defeating Nathan Griffin and Paul Gota of Notre Dame in doubles play, 6-2.

At ITA Fall Nationals, seniors Matic Spec and Felix Corwin reached the consolation semifinals on  Saturday, falling to a duo from Oregon. Sophomore Stefan Milicevic reached the second round of the singles bracket on Thursday. For further information on the two tournaments and the entire fall season for the program, check out the news archives on GopherSports.com.

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Gopher Invitational Results
Maroon Draw – Third Place
Minnesota 2, Dartmouth 1
Allen/Alpeza vs David Horneffer/Roko Glasnovic (Dartmouh) – L 6-3
Allen vs Horneffer – W 6-4, 3-6 (10-8)
Alpeza vs Glasnovic – W 6-2, 6-4

Maroon Draw - Back
Wisconsin 2, Minnesota 1
Krstanovic/Ogilvy vs Osgar O’Hoison/Daniel Soyfer – L 6-2
Krstanovic vs O’Hoison – W 6-7, 6-2 (10-6)
Ogilvy vs Soyfer – L 6-3, 6-2

Dartmouth 2, Minnesota 1
Lobak/Levin vs Peter Conklin/Casey Ross – W 6-1
Lobak vs Ross – L 7-5, 7-5
Levin vs Conklin – L 5-2 (ret.)

Gold Draw – Round Four
Notre Dame 2, Denver/Minnesota 1
Dobbs/Jorge Nunez (Den.) vs Nathan Griffin/Paul Gota (N.D.) – W 6-2
Gota vs Dobbs – L 6-3, 3-6 (10-5)

 

 

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