TThe 60th-ranked University of Minnesota men's tennis team lost only one match en route to a 6-1 win over No. 72 Michigan State today at the Baseline Tennis Center. The Golden Gophers (4-9, 3-1 Big Ten) went 2-1 in doubles matches and 5-1 in singles play to improve to 4-1 at home this season.
In doubles action, the Maroon and Gold picked up two wins at Nos. 2 and 3 to clinch the doubles point. At No. 2, Minnesota's duo of D.J. Geatz and Andres Osorio downed Michael Flowers, 8-2, while Nic Edlefsen and Raoul Schwark edged Bryan Karazia and Joe McWilliams, 9-8 (3) at No. 3 to gain the early 1-0 lead for Minnesota.
The Golden Gophers cruised through the six singles matches to win their second consecutive Big Ten dual. At No. 1, 35th-ranked Ticer improved to 10-2 this spring and 4-0 in the conference with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Formanczyk. At No. 4, D.J. Geatz remained undefeated in Big Ten play with a 4-0 record with his 7-5, 6-2 triumph over Joseph McWilliams.
Raoul Schwartz picked up his first win since early March, defeating Michael Flowers, 6-1, 6-2 at No. 5 to move his record this spring to 5-7. Brian Lipinski earned his first win in Big Ten action this season with a 6-1, 6-0 triumph over Bryan Karazia at No. 6.
The Maroon and Gold continue its five-dual homestand next weekend with matches against Wisconsin, Northwestern and Rice on April 8, 9 and 10.
#60 Minnesota vs. #72 Michigan State
April 3, 2005
Baseline Tennis Center
1. #35 Avery Ticer (MN) def. Andrew Formanczyk (MSU), 6-2, 6-4
2. Cameron Marshall (MSU) def. Nic Edlefsen (MN), 6-1, 6-3
3. Andres Osorio (MN) def. Adam Monich (MSU), 6-2, 6-3
4. D.J. Geatz (MN) def. Joseph McWilliams (MSU), 7-5, 6-2
5. Raoul Schwartz (MN) def. Michael Flowers (MSU), 6-1, 6-2
6. Brian Lipinski (MN) def. Bryan Karazia (MSU), 6 -1, 6-0
1. Formanczyk/Monich (MSU) def. Ticer/Adrien Debreyne (MN), 9-8 (5)
2. Geatz/Osorio (MN) def. Flowers/Marshall (MSU), 8-2
3. Edlefsen/Schwark (MN) def. Karazia/McWilliams (MSU), 9-8 (3)
#60 Minnesota def. #72 Michigan State, 6-1