BuThe Golden Gopher Men's Tennis Team fell at No. 23 Ohio State, 4-3, on Saturday afternoon in Columbus, Ohio. Minnesota (17-4, 7-2) will close out the regular season on Sunday at Penn State.
The Buckeyes claimed the doubles point as Ross Wilson and Scott Green defeated Manuel Lievano and Clay Estes, 9-8, at No. 2 doubles.
Ohio State (18-5, 8-1) then claimed three of the six singles matches to move into sole possession of second place in the Big Ten. The Buckeyes' Jeremy Wurtzman clinched the match with a 7-5, 6-2 win vs. Thomas Haug at No. 1 singles. Minnesota's Aleksey Zharinov, Clay Estes and Avery Ticer claimed singles victories for the Golden Gophers.
#23 Ohio State 4, #11 Minnesota 3
No. 1 - Jeremy Wurtzman (OSU) def. Thomas Haug (MN), 7-5, 6-2
No. 2 - Vince Ng (OSU) def. Chris Wettengel (MN), 6-0, 6-2
No. 3 - Aleksey Zharinov (MN) def. Phil Metz (OSU), 0-6, 7-5, 0-2, def.
No. 4 - Dennis Mertens (OSU) def. Manuel Lievano (MN), 6-7, 2-0, def.
No. 5 - Clay Estes (MN) def. Brenton Contini (OSU), 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
No. 6 - Avery Ticer (MN) def. Ross Wilson (OSU), 7-6, 6-3
No. 1 - Haug/Ticer (MN) def. Wurtzman/Contini (OSU), 8-2
No. 2 - Wilson/Scott Green (OSU) def. Lievano/Estes (MN), 9-8
No. 3 - Ng/Metz (OSU) def. Zharinov/Wettengel (MN), 8-2