singleThe University of Minnesota men's tennis team shut down Utah, 5-2 on Thursday at the USD College Tennis Challenge in San Diego, Calif. The Golden Gophers lost the doubles point, but went 5-1 in singles to improve to 5-6 overall on the season (1-1 Big Ten).
The Maroon and Gold earned its lone win in doubles at No. 3 as Sion Wilkins and Brian Lipinski downed Mike Bullard and Ryan Scott, 8-2.
In singles action, Andres Osorio lost to Miron Mann, 7-6, 3-6, 7-5 at No. 3 for Minnesota's only loss. Chris Wettengel prevailed in a straight-set, 6-3, 6-4 win at No. 1 over Roeland Brateanu. All of the Golden Gophers' other wins came in straight sets.
#36 Minnesota 5, Utah 2
March 18, 2004
San Diego, Calif.
No. 1 - C hris Wettengel (UM) def. Roeland Brateanu (UT), 6-3, 6-4
No. 2 - A very Ticer (UM) def. Tomasz Grzyb (UT), 7-5, 6-2
No. 3 - Miron Mann (UT) def. A ndres Osorio (UM), 7-6, 3-6, 7-5
No. 4 - Cl ay Estes (UM) def. Dantley Young (UT), 6-1, 6-3
No. 5 - Br ian Lipinski (UM) def. Nick Coutts (UT), 6-2, 7-6
No. 6 - Si on Wilkins (UM) def. Ryan Scott (UT), 7-6, 6-1
No. 1 - Brateanu/Mann (UT) def. Ticer/Estes (UM), 8-0
No. 2 - Coutts/Grzyb (UT) def. Osorio/Wettengel (UM), 8-6
No. 3 - Wilkins/Lipinski (UM) def. Mike Bullard/Scott (UT), 8-2