Mathieu Froment and Jack Hamburg were randomly paired together for doubles during their sophomore year.
“We won both matches, and we’ve been playing [together] ever since,” Hamburg said.
And it’s worked out for the Gophers, as the two seniors have honed their game and built chemistry together.
Winning the doubles point gives a team the advantage heading into the singles competition, and the duo has helped the Gophers do that for the past three seasons.
Out of 21 meets this season, Minnesota has won the doubles point 17 times. And of those 17 times, they’ve won a total of 15 meets.
Mathieu Froment and Jack Hamburg in their third year of playing together.
The Gophers’ trip to Michigan proved to be a forgettable ending to spring break.
After Michigan overpowered the Gophers on Saturday, Minnesota lost to Michigan State by one point on Sunday afternoon.
“We’re going to have to fight for every win we get in the Big Ten. It’s just [going to] be that way pretty much here on out,” head coach Chuck Merzbacher said. “We just came up short, but it wasn’t [because of] lack of effort.”
Redshirt junior Julia Courter put forth a consistent effort for the Gophers over the weekend.