StThe University of Minnesota Men's Tennis Team advanced to the semifinals of the Big Ten Championship with a 4-0 win vs. Penn State on Friday afternoon. The Golden Gophers (19-4, 8-2) will meet Ohio State in the semifinals tomorrow at 2 p.m. in Evanston, Ill.
Minnesota won the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and 3 doubles. Thomas Haug and Avery Ticer defeated Roddy Cantey and Clint Keithley, 8-2, at No. 1. Chris Wettengel and Eric Robertson defeated Nate Emge and Mark Barry at No. 3 by a score of 8-4.
In singles, Haug prevailed at No. 2 with a 6-4, 7-6 victory against Mark Barry. Ticer won at No. 5 singles with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Clint Keithley. Clay Estes rounded out the singles competition with a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 6 over Todd Stecko.
The third-seeded Golden Gophers will meet second-seeded Ohio State in the semifinals of the Big Ten Championship tomorrow. The Buckeyes defeated Minnesota last week in Columbus by the score of 4-3.
#3 Minnesota 4, #11 Penn State 0
No. 1 - Aleksey Zharinov (MINN) vs. Nate Emge (PSU), abandoned
No. 2 - Thomas Haug (MINN) def. Mark Barry (PSU), 6-4, 7-6 (4)
No. 3 - Chris Wettengel (MINN) vs. Malcolm Scatliffe (PSU), abandoned
No. 4 - Manuel Lievano (MINN) vs. Roddy Cantey (PSU), abandoned
No. 5 - Avery Ticer (MINN) def. Clint Keithley (PSU), 6-2, 6-2
No. 6 - Clay Estes (MINN) def. Todd Stecko (PSU), 6-2, 6-3
No. 1 - Haug/Ticer (MINN) def. Cantey/Keithley (PSU), 8-2
No. 2 - Lievano/Estes (MINN) vs. Scatliffe/Brad Nudell (PSU), abandoned
No. 3 - Wettengel/Eric Robertson (MINN) def. Barry/Emge (PSU), 8-4