Sept. 27, 2012
The Minnesota men’s tennis team opens its fall schedule this weekend as select members travel to Philadelphia, Pa. for the first-ever Penn Invitational. The tournament will run from Friday, Sept. 28 to Sunday, Sept. 30.
Senior Brendan Ruddock , junior Juan Pablo Ramirez, and sophomores Eric Frueh and Tucker Saxon will represent the Gophers at the event which also features talent from Binghamton, Brown, Buffalo, Delaware, Drexel, Iowa, Lehigh, NJIT, Norfolk State, Princeton, Saint Francis (Pa.), St. Joseph’s, Saint Peter’s, and Temple.
There will be seven flights of singles action and two flights of doubles. Ruddock will compete in the Penn (A) Flight, while Ramirez and Frueh are set to battle in the Quaker (B) Flight. Rounding out the solo play is Saxon in the Ben Franklin (E) Flight.
Ruddock and Frueh will pair up for the top flight of the doubles competition. Ramirez and Saxon will join forces in Flight B.
The tournament begins at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow at the Hamlin Tennis Courts and Levy Tennis Pavilion.
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
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