anThe University of Minnesota men's tennis team won six of nine matches to cruise to a 5-2 win over Yale yesterday in San Diego, Calif. The Golden Gophers went 2-1 in doubles to jump to an early lead and posted a 4-2 mark in singles to earn their second win in their spring break trip in California.
UM's top doubles duo of Clay Estes and Avery Ticer dispatched of Brandon Wai and Ryan Murphy, 8-5, at No. 1. Minnesota picked up its second win of the day at No. 3 doubles as Chris Wettengel and Andres Osorio downed Neil Tolaney and Johnny Lu, 8-4.
Minnesota got wins in singles at Nos. 1, 2, 4 and 6 to move to 6-6 on the season (1-1 Big Ten). No. 89 Chris Wettengel survived a three-set match at No. 1 singles, prevailing, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, over Murphy. Wettengel was playing in place of Aleksey Zharinov. The remainder of Minnesota's wins on the day came in straight sets, including Ticer's 6-3, 6-4, victory over Andrew Rosenfeld.
The Golden Gophers face host San Diego on Saturday at 1 p.m., to wrap up their spring break trip in California.
Minnesota 5, Yale 2
March 19, 2004
San Diego, Calif.
No. 1 - #89 Chris Wettengel (MN) def. Ryan Murphy (Yale), 3-6, 6-4, 6- 2
No. 2 - Avery Ticer (MN) def. Andrew Rosenfeld (Yale), 6-3, 6-4
No. 3 - Brandon Wai (Yale) def. Andres Osorio (MN), 6-3, 6-2
No. 4 - Clay Estes (MN) def. Rowan Reynolds (Yale), 6-3, 6-3
No. 5 - Milosz Gudzowski (Yale) def. Brian Lipinski (MN), 7-6, 7-6 (10-6)
No. 6 - Dusan Tabak (MN) def. Neil Tolaney (Yale), 6-1, 6-0
Doubles No. 1 - #46 Ticer/Estes (MN) def. Murphy/Wai (Yale), 8-5
No. 2 - Rosenfeld/Reynolds (Yale) def. Lipinski/Wilkins (MN), 8-3
No. 3 - Wettengel/Osorio (MN) def. Tolaney/Lu (Yale), 8-4