April 25, 2013
Senior Rok Bonin and sophomore Leandro Toledo have picked up conference honors as both members of the Minnesota men's tennis team were tabbed to the All-Big Ten First Team, announced by the league office tonight.
With the second unanimous selection of his career, Bonin picks up his third first-team honor, becoming only the sixth Gopher in Minnesota history to receive a nomination for three-consecutive years. Playing at No. 1 singles for the Maroon and Gold, Bonin has consistently led the team in his final season on the squad and has been ranked as high as No. 36 in the nation. He has amassed an overall record of 24-10 with a 9-2 rate of success in conference action. On the doubles side, Bonin is 8-3 when playing with teammate Mathieu Froment and 8-5 when paired with Juan Pablo Ramirez.
Ranked as high as No. 63 during the course of the season, Toledo earns the second nod of his career after performing mostly at the second position. He also finished the regular season with a 9-2 mark against conference opponents and has totaled a 22-11 overall record through the year. Toledo has also proved to be crucial in doubles as he leads the team with a 14-9 overall mark. Along with teammate Eric Frueh, Toledo forms the best overall doubles record of 9-5, 8-3 in conference play.
Sophomore Jack Hamburg also garnered recognition from the conference office, picking up the Sportsmanship Award. The honor is given to one person from each team in the conference who best exemplifies ethical behavior on the court and good citizenship outside the competition setting. After sitting out the fall season due to injury, Hamburg worked his way back into the starting lineup. He is currently 8-13 in singles (5-6 B1G), mostly while playing at No. 3, and 10-10 in doubles (4-6 B1G).
Spec Places Second at Regionals
University of Minnesota’s Matic Spec fell in a hard fought finals match at the ITA Central Region Championships Monday.
Spec Plays Into Regional Finals
University of Minnesota’s Matic Spec advanced to the finals of the ITA Central Region Championships Sunday in Stillwater, Okla.
Spec Advances to Quarterfinals at Regionals
Minnesota student-athlete Matic Spec is advancing to the main singles draw quarterfinals at the ITA Central Region Championships after a victory Saturday in Stillwater, Okla.