Ramirez Named Big Ten Athlete of the Week
Junior Juan Pablo Ramirez was named Big Ten Athlete of the Week after this past weekend's 4-0 performance at Michigan State and Michigan.

March 27, 2013

After helping the Gophers to a 2-0 weekend, junior Juan Pablo Ramirez has been named the Big Ten Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week, as announced today by the conference office. The honor is the first for the Bogota, Colombia native, and is the second awarded to a Minnesota athlete this season after Rok Bonin earned the nod on Jan. 30.

Ramirez delivered a perfect 4-0 performance this past weekend, which proved instrumental in helping the No. 61-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers pull two upsets over higher-ranked opponents on the road. With his efforts, the Golden Gophers defeated No. 53 Michigan State and No. 31 Michigan by a score of 4-3 in both battles.

On Friday against Michigan State, Ramirez teamed with Bonin at No. 2 doubles to down Aaron Pfister and Will Davis 8-4. On the singles side, Ramirez bested Christian Roehmer in straight sets (6-4, 6-4) from the fifth singles spot, to keep the team alive for the eventual 4-3 conference victory.

Two days later against Michigan, he paired up with Bonin again to defeat Alex Petrone and Michael Zhu of Michigan, 8-6, in a must-win situation for another team doubles victory. With the overall team score tied at three, the result decision came down to the guys at number five singles; Ramirez and Zhu. After the players split the first two sets in close contests (7-5, 6-7 (4)), Ramirez muscled out the victory with a 6-4 finish in the third to clinch the match victory for the Gophers.

Up next, the Maroon and Gold remains in the midst of conference action as the team hosts Northwestern and Illinois on back-to-back days at the Baseline Tennis Center this weekend.


 

 

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