The Golden Gophers earned six singles wins in day two of the Northwestern Wildcat Fall Invitational in Evanston, Ill. Pierre Dumas and Sebastian Gallego each tallied two wins in Flight A singles to lead the Gophers.
In Flight A singles, Pierre Dumas defeated Birchmeier 7-6 (5), 6-4 to advance in the bracket. Sebasitan Gallego won over Hayward 4-6, 6-2, 10-5, also advancing in the bracket. Dumas and Gallego were then forced to play each other, with Gallego coming out on top by scores of 6-1, 1-6, and 10-6. Like Gallego, Tobias Wernet also won two singles matches in the second day of the Wildcat Invitational, beating Grgec 6-3, 6-3, and moving on tow defeat Moncada 6-1, 7-5. Dino Bilankov lost his first match of the day to Moncada 3-6, 6-4, 15-13, but rebounded to defeat Birchmeier 7-5, 2-6, 10-5 in the consolation bracket.
Adam Altepeter was Minnesota’s lone competitor in Flight B singles. He Lost his first match to Staub by scores of 6-3, 6-2, and lost to Jozwiak 6-2, 6-2.
Minnesota struggled in doubles competition in the second day of the tournament, losing all three matches. Adam Altepeter and Derek Peterson lost to Moncada and Doerner 8-2. Gallego and Wernet lost to Norville and Staub 8-4, and Dumas and Bilankov were defeated by Marrack and Dierberger 8-4.
On Friday, the Gophers went 5-1 in singles action. In Flight A singles, Minnesota was 4-0 as Bilankov defeated Dierbev 6-4, 6-0, Dumas won over Rispoli 7-6 (5), 6-4, Wernet won against Doerner 7-6 (3), 6-4, and Gallego defeated Marrack 6-2, 6-7 (9), 11-9. In Flight B singles on Friday, Altepeter added another Gopher victory as he defeated Cadet 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5), 10-4. Jozwiak handed the Gophers their only loss when he defeated Derek Peterson 6-4, 6-4.
The Wildcat Fall Invitational wraps up on Sunday.