The No. 30-ranked Golden Gopher men's tennis team opened up their home Big Ten season with a 6-1 victory over Michigan State Saturday night at the 98th Street Racquet Club. Minnesota won five singles matches and all three doubles matches.
At No. 1 singles, freshman Harsh Mankad defeated Robert Topalo 7-6, 6-1. At No. 2 singles, sophomore Thomas Haug defeated Ken Kigogo 6-4, 6-2. Junior Tyson Parry won his match at No. 4 singles with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Francisco Trinidad. At No. 5 singles, senior Martin Michalowski defeated Gordan Topalo 6-3, 6-7, 6-3. Freshman Eric Robertson also won his match at No. 6 singles.
In doubles action, Haug and Michlaowski defeated Mark Findling and Kigogo 8-5 at the No. 1 position. At No. 2 doubles, junior Jorge Duenas and Mankad defeated Trinidad and Ivica Primorac 8-6. And at No. 3 doubles, junior Jon Svensson and Parry defeated Robert Topalo and Jimmy McGuire 8-4.
No. 1 Harsh Mankad (MINN) def. Robert Topalo (MSU) 7-6, 6-1 No. 2 Thomas Haug (MINN) def. Ken Kigogo (MSU) 6-4, 6-2 No. 3 Ivicia Primorac (MSU) def. Jorge Duenas (MINN) 6-3, 6-7, 7-6 No. 4 Tyson Parry (MINN) def. Francisco Trinidad (MSU) 6-4, 6-3 No. 5 Martin Michalowski (MINN) def. Gordan Topalo (MSU) 6-3, 6-7, 6-3 No. 6 Eric Robertson (MINN) def. Gownese (MSU) 6-3, 6-2 Doubles No. 1 Haug/Michalowski (MINN) def. Mark Findling/Kigogo (MSU) 8-5 No. 2 Duenas/Mankad (MINN) def. Trinidad/Primorac (MSU) 8-6 No. 3 Jon Svensson/Parry (MINN) def. R. Topalo/Jimmy McGuire (MSU) 8-4