The men's tennis team is competing in its second fall tournament this weekend at the Oct. 1-4 The Chowder Fest in Cambridge, Mass. The four teams participating in the tournament include host Harvard, Minnesota, Notre Dame and South Carolina. Inclement weather on Friday forced play to be moved indoors to the Murr Center Tennis Courts, but Saturday's competition was held outdoors at the Beren Tennis Center.
The Gophers played eight singles matches against Harvard on Saturday and won five of them. Once again, sophomore Rok Bonin, led the team with a disciplined 6-3, 6-3 victory against Christo Schultz. Bonin, who is now 6-0 this fall beat Notre Dame's Greg Andrews in three set yesterday and went 4-0 last week to win the Denver Pioneer Invitational last week in Denver, Colo.
Junior Phillip Arndt and sophomore Brendan Ruddock are both 2-0 at The Chowder Fest. Arndt bested Andy Nguyen 6-4, 6-2 and Ruddock took down Josh Tchan 6-4, 6-3. Junior Julian Dehn and senior Derek Peterson also posted victories for the Gophers.
Minnesota also played doubles matches on Saturday, winning four of them.
The event concludes tomorrow with Minnesota playing singles matches against South Carolina
The two Gophers not competing in The Chowder Fest are freshman Ben Mirkin and senior Tobias Wernet. The No. 71-ranked Wernet is not playing because he will be representing Minnesota at the D'Novo/ITA Men's Division I All-American Tennis Championships in Tulsa, Okla., starting on Monday, Oct. 4.
Results from Friday, Oct. 1 at The Chowder Fest
Sebastian Gallego (UM) lost to Steven Havens (ND) 6-4, 6-2
Rok Bonin (UM) defeated Greg Andrews (ND) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
Phillip Arndt (UM) defeated Sam Keeton (ND) 3-6, 7-5, 6-2
Brendan Ruddock (UM) defeated David Anderson (ND) 6-2, 6-2
Julian Dehn (UM) lost to Tyler Davis (ND) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
Michael Sicora (UM) lost to Billy Pecor (ND) 7-6, 7-5
Derek Peterson (UM) lost to Niall Fitzgerald (ND) 6-3, 6-1
Eddie Svenda (UM) lost to Michael Moore (ND) 6-2, 6-1
Results from Saturday, Oct. 2 at The Chowder Fest
Sebastian Gallego (UM) lost to Jonathan Pearlman (H) 6-2, 6-7, 6-2
Rok Bonin (UM) def. Christo Schultz (H), 6-3, 6-3
Phillip Arndt (UM) def. Andy Nguyen (H), 6-4, 6-2
Brendan Ruddock (UM) def. Josh Tchan (H), 6-4, 6-3
Julian Dehn (UM) def. Casey Macmaster (H), 6-4, 6-1
Michael Sicora (UM) lost to Alistair Felton (H) 6-1, 6-2
Derek Peterson (UM) def. Brandon Seaver (H) 5-7, 6-2, 6-2
Eddie Svenda (UM) lost to Niall Fitzgerald (ND) 6-3, 6-1
Gallego/Arndt (UM) lost to Menzies/Machado (SC) 9-8
Ruddock/Peterson (UM) lost to Kostanov/Sheehan (SC) 9-8
Bonin/Dehn (UM) def. Walker/Bolwing (SC), 8-2
Sicora/Svenda (UM) def. Seaver/Thornton (H), 9-7
Gallego/Arndt (UM) lost to Schultz/Pearlman (H), 4-0 ret
Bonin/Dehn (UM) def. Tchan/Macmaster (H) 8-4
Sicora/Svenda (UM) def. Macnamee/McAnulty (H) 8-3
Ruddock/Peterson (UM) vs. Fitzgerald/Talmedge (ND) N/A