tThe No. 23-ranked University of Minnesota men's tennis team crushed Penn State this afternoon 7-0 in University Park, Pa. The Golden Gophers won all six singles matches and all three doubles matches to earn the 7-0 shutout.
At No. 1 singles freshman Harsh Mankad defeated Steve Van Der Westhuyzen of Penn State 6-4, 6-3. Following Mankad at No. 2 singles was sophomore Thomas Haug, who defeated Marc Dorfman with a 6-1, 6-2 victory. Junior Jorge Duenas topped Jeff Martini at No. 3 singles 6-0, 7-5. At No. 4 singles senior captain Martin Michalowski defeated Jamie Gresh 6-4, 6-4 and at No. 5 singles junior Jon Svensson defeated Matt Frakes 6-1, 6-4. Rounding out the singles was freshman Eric Robertson,who won his match over Damon Accardi 2-6, 6-2, 6-4.
In doubles action, Haug and Michalowski defeated Dorfman and Martini 8-4 at No. 1. Svensson and Robertson won their match at No. 2 doubles with an 8-6 score over Accardi and Van Der Westhuyzen. At No. 3 doubles, Mankad and Duenas defeated Gresh and Frakes 8-6.
No. 23 Minnesota 7, Penn State 0 University Park, Pa. Singles: No. 1 Harsh Mankad (MINN) def. Steve Van Der Westhuyzen (PSU) 6-4, 6-3 No. 2 Thomas Haug (MINN) def. Marc Dorfman (PSU) 6-1, 6-2 No. 3 Jorge Duenas (MINN) def. Jeff Martini (PSU) 6-0, 7-5 No. 4 Martin Michalowski (MINN) def. Jamie Gresh (PSU) 6-4, 6-4 No. 5 Jon Svensson (MINN) def. Matt Frakes (PSU) 6-1, 6-4 No. 6 Eric Robertson (MINN) def. Damon Accardi (PSU) 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 Doubles: No. 1 Haug/Michalowski (MINN) def. Dorfman/Martini (PSU) 8-4 No. 2 Svensson/Robertson (MINN) def. Accardi/Van Der Westhuyzen (PSU) 8-6 No. 3 Mankad/Duenas (MINN) def. Gresh/Frakes (PSU) 8-6