April 16, 2014
Incoming Minnesota men's tennis student-athlete Felix Corwin added to his impressive tennis resume by collecting the Wallace R. Holzman, Sr., Award last week. The honor recognizes the outstanding 16 or 18-and-under age division male player from the USTA/Midwest Section for the highest standards of tennis accomplishments, character, conduct, sportsmanship and amateurism.
Recent recipients of the award include Richmond’s Jacob Dunbar (2013), North Carolina’s Ronnie Schneider (2012), Stanford’s Robert Stineman (2011), and Notre Dame’s Greg Andrews (2010). Currently, Schneider is ranked 30th and Andrews is ranked 20th in the ITA Men's National Singles Rankings.
The Brookfield, Wis. native, a five-star recruit according to tennisrecruiting.net, won the USTA National Winter Championships doubles title alongside Illinois native Aron Hiltzik and came in fourth in the singles competition at the in Scottsdale, Ariz. in January.
Most recently, he placed third at the USTA Midwest B18 March Des. Series in New Berlin, Wis. in a field of 64.
Corwin is the top-ranked player in the state of Wisconsin and is No. 5 in the Midwest Section. He won the Wisconsin state singles title in 2013 as a junior and was a runner up as a sophomore in 2012. He also claimed the 2012 USTA National Open 18s championship in St. Louis, Mo.
In addition to serving as a team captain for Brookfield East High School for the past two seasons, Corwin has been a WIAA State Tournament qualifier and Team MVP three times. He is the No. 31 senior recruit in the nation according to tennisrecruiting.net and was a member of the championship-winning 2013 Midwest National Team.
Gophers Headline Aquatennial
The University of Minnesota had a combination of 17 former and current Gopher student-athletes who competed at the 21st Aquatennial Tennis Classic this past week.
Gophers Compete in US Open Qualifier
Six University of Minnesota tennis student-athletes and head coach Chuck Merzbacher competed in the US Open Sectional Qualifier, this weekend at the Baseline Tennis Center.
Baseline Hosting US Open Sectional Qualifier
The Baseline Tennis Center is hosting a US Open Sectional Qualifier with six current Gopher tennis players participating.