Nov. 9, 2013
The Minnesota men’s tennis team came up on the winning side of all three matches it was involved in Saturday at the 2013 Dick Vitale Lakewood Ranch Intercollegiate Clay Court Classic in Sarasota, Fla. Saturday. Jack Hamburg and Mathieu Froment advanced to the tournament’s doubles championship while Froment went 2-0 in singles to reach the consolation draw final.
In doubles, second-seeded Hamburg and Froment won their seventh consecutive match and improved to 11-1 in the fall by dispatching third-seeded Jason Tahir and Michael Redlicki of Duke, 8-4 in the semifinal round.
The duo will look to finish the fall season strong by winning its final match, an 8:30 a.m. CT clash with No. 1 seed Florent Diep and Stefan Piro of Florida on Sunday.
Froment also found success in singles play.
After dropping his first-round match Friday, the Longwy, France native advance to the consolation draw quarterfinal via opponent withdrawal and via bye. In the third round, Froment downed Florida Gulf Coast’s Christopher Perrigan 6-1, 6-2. He later punched his ticket to the consolation championship match with a 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (4) win over Tianyu Bao, also of FGCU.
The final match will pit Froment against North Florida’s Jack Findel-Hawkins Sunday at 11 a.m. CT.
Following tomorrow’s final matches, Minnesota will have two months off before kicking off its spring season at Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Okla. Jan. 19.
Doubles Main Draw
Semifinal: Mathieu Froment/Jack Hamburg (MINN) def. Jason Tahir/Michael Redlicki (DUKE) 8-4
Weber Finishes Second at Lakewood
Ruben Weber finished second at Lakewood while Matic Spec and Felix Corwin picked up a consolation win in doubles at the NIIC.
Gophers Closing Out Fall Season
Felix Corwin and Matic Spec are heading to the NIIC to compete in doubles while four other Gophers wrap up their season at Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
Alpeza Has Strong Tournament
Marino Alpeza won a doubles match and picked up two singles wins at the Big Ten Indoor Championships this weekend.