The University of Minnesota Men's Tennis Team will have three players in tomorrow morning's semifinals of the Big Ten Singles Championship at the Baseline Tennis Center. The semifinals begin at 9 a.m., followed by the championship match which will begin one hour after the completion of the semifinals.
Second-seeded Aleksey Zharinov continued his dominance with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Northwestern's Adam Schachterle in the Round of 16. Zharinov breezed through his quarterfinal match with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Purdue's Andrew Wakefield. In four matches, he has yet to lose a set and has four 6-0 sets to his credit.
Zharinov will face No. 7 Vincent Ng of Ohio State in one of the semifinals. The other semifinal will feature an all-Minnesotan lineup.
Third-seeded Thomas Haug ousted Michigan's Michael Rubin, 7-6, 6-4, and then defeated No. 8 Chris Martin of Illinois, 6-4, 6-2. Haug will meet Manuel Lievano, the lone unseeded player to reach the semifinals.
Lievano defeated David Hippee of Wisconsin, 6-1, 6-4 and then outlasted Michigan State's Andrew Formanczyk in three sets, 6-1, 6-7, 6-4.