Max Biegert


Caitlyn Merzbacher adjusts to first year without her dad coaching

Chuck Merzbacher was the women’s tennis coach at Minnesota for five years and, in his last two years for the Gophers, he coached his daughter, Caitlyn Merzbacher.  Caitlyn Merzbacher, now a junior, has gone 9-1 in singles matches in her first year without her father at the helm. She has more than doubled her victory total from her first two years at Minnesota. She also plays with Mehvish Safdar in the No. 1 doubles spot, where they have gone 8-2 this year. 

Gophers beat Wisconsin in Big Ten opener

In the Big Ten action of his career, the Shakopee, Minnesota native, Jackson Allen, put his stamp on the border battle by clinching the victory for Minnesota. Minnesota (4-3) beat Wisconsin (5-5) 5-2 on Saturday afternoon. 

Josip Krstanovic moves up in singles play

Junior Josip Krstanovic ran back and forth, breathing heavily as he chased after tennis balls at practice as the Gophers prepared for the upcoming match on Saturday against their rival, Wisconsin. 

Gophers take eighth in Big Ten Match Play event

The Gophers finished eighth in the Big Ten Match Play championship on Friday and Saturday in Palm Coast, Florida. All 14 Big Ten teams participated in the event. Minnesota was seeded fourth by Golfstat.