Minnesota to Host Louisville, Boise State this Weekend

Go Gophers! Brendan Ruddock and the Gophers return to Minneapolis this weekend for two matches at the Baseline Tennis Center.
Go Gophers!
Brendan Ruddock and the Gophers return to Minneapolis this weekend for two matches at the Baseline Tennis Center.
Go Gophers!
Logo   No. 44 Minnesota vs. No. 35 Louisville l No. 38 Boise State
Date Friday, February 8 l Saturday, February 9
Time 6 p.m. l 3 p.m.
Tickets Free Admission
Location Baseline Tennis Center
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Feb. 7, 2013

After a two-week road swing, Minnesota men’s tennis returns to the Baseline Tennis Center this weekend for two matches on home court. The Gophers welcome No. 35 Louisville on Friday night for a 6 p.m. match-up and will face No. 38 Boise State the following day at 3 p.m.

Louisville enters the weekend with a 4-4 record this spring. Most recently, the Cardinals sprung an upset victory over No. 19 North Carolina. The Cards are led by Chris Simich, who holds a team-best 15-7 record, and Sebastian Stiefelmeyer, who sits at No. 82 in the ITA singles rankings. Minnesota will look for payback against Louisville as the Cardinals were victorious with a 6-1 win in the last meeting on Feb. 4, 2012.

Boise State travels to Minneapolis searching to snap a four-game losing streak. The Broncos, who are 2-4 on the season, boast the No. 28-ranked singles player Andrew Bettles. Bettles is currently 3-3 in action. The Gophers last faced the Broncos on Feb. 6, 2011 at Baseline where the Maroon and gold came out on top with a 5-2 defeat.

The Gophers will host a USTA Member Appreciation Event in conjunction with the match against the Broncos on Saturday afternoon. The event will start with a Cardio Tennis Clinic for both kids and adults, which is at full capacity. However, all members are still welcome to attend a question and answer session with Minnesota head coach Geoff Young that will follow at 2:30 and wrap up before the match begins.