Nov. 11, 2011
The Minnesota men’s tennis team concludes fall tournament play this weekend at the Lakewood Ranch Clay Court Intercollegiate Classic in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
Dehn needed three sets to advance to the second round as he opened with a 6-1, 5-7, 6-3 victory against Florida’s Andrew Butz. Dehn advanced to the quarterfinals after No. 3 seed Chris Thiemann of Mississippi had to retire. Dehn and Thiemann split the first two sets. Dehn will face Gicomo Miccini of Arizona in the quarterfinals.
Froment dropped Alabama’s Rens van der Vis 6-0, 6-0 in the first round, but could not get by No. 7 seed Mousheg Hovhannisyan of Pepperdine in the second round as he fells 6-2, 6-2.
Ardnt beat Danny Moss of Pepperdine 6-2, 6-3 to open the tournament before falling 6-3, 6-3 to Duke’s Fred Saba, who is seeded fifth.
Ruddock lost 6-4, 6-2 to No. 8 seed Daniil Proskura of Alabama in the first round.
Dehn and Froment, who are seeded third in doubles, advanced to the second round after their opponents from Duke were forced to withdraw. Dehn teamed with Rok Bonin last year to win the doubles championship at the Lakewood Ranch Clay Court Intercollegiate Classic.
Ruddock and Arndt lost in the first round to a duo from Florida.
Five to open fall tournament season this week
The University of Minnesota will be represented by five Men’s Tennis athletes this week as the Gophers split time between a pair of high level tournaments beginning Thursday.
Gophers in the Polls: Sept. 13
The University of Minnesota continues to represent at a high level as multiple Golden Gopher teams achieved national rankings this week.
Duo to represent the U of M at ITA All-American
Seniors Matic Spec and Felix Corwin will represent the University of Minnesota at the ITA Men's All-American Championships.