The University of Minnesota men's tennis team won four singles matches en route to a 4-1 second round victory over Northwestern Friday at the Big Ten Championships in Bloomington, Ind.
In number two singles, Minnesota's Thomas Haug defeated Northwestern's Jost Hol 6-2, 6-3. At number two singles, Minnesota's Jorge Duenas took care of Northwestern's Josh Axler 6-1, 7-5. Minnesota's Tyson Parry and Jon Svensson then rounded out the four singles victories with Parry defeating Northwestern's Jamie Sahara in the fifth slot 6-3, 6-3, and Svensson winning over Northwestern's Russell Bennett at number six 6-2, 6-1.
Minnesota's Parry and Eric Robertson then teamed up in the number three spot to post the Golden Gophers' only doubles win. The tandem defeated Northwestern's Axler and Sahara by a count of 8-4.
With the win, the Golden Gophers will advance to the semi-finals to face the winner of No. 6 Ohio State and No. 3 Indiana Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
No. 2 Minnesota 4, No. 7 Northwestern 1
No. 1 Harsh Mankad (MINN) vs. Brad Erickson (NW) Abd 6-3, 6-6 (12-12)
No. 2 Thomas Haug (MINN) def. Jost Hol (NW) 6-2, 6-3
No. 3 Jorge Duenas (MINN) def. Josh Axler (NW) 6-1, 7-5
No. 4 Martin Michalowski (MINN) vs. Jackie Jenkins (NW) Abd 3-6, 6-3, 3-1
No. 5 Tyson Parry (MINN) def. Jamie Sahara (NW) 6-3, 6-3
No. 6 Jon Svensson (MINN) def. Russell Bennett (NW) 6-2, 6-1
No. 1 Brad Erickson/Hol (NW) def. Haug/Michalowski (MINN) 8- 5
No. 2 Bennett/Jenkins (NW) def. Duenas/Mankad (MINN) 9-8 (8)
No. 3 Parry/Robertson (MINN) def. Axler/Sahara (NW) 8-4