Men's Tennis

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Senior Leandro Toledo now has a 7-2 record in fall play this season.
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Tue, 10/14/2014
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Senior Leandro Toledo reached the finals of the ITA Central Region championships on Monday but fell short in the final match.

Toledo lost in two sets to No. 3 Axel Alvarez Llamas of Oklahoma, dropping a tiebreaker in the first set and falling 6-4 in the second.

This is the second time Toledo has lost in the Central Region final, as he also lost the championship match as a sophomore in two sets.

Toledo, the No. 22 singles player in the country, defeated Ben Lott of Drake University earlier Monday to advance.

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Freshman Felix Corwin beat his teammate Matic Spec for the title.
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Tue, 11/04/2014
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Just two months into his first semester at the University of Minnesota, freshman Felix Corwin holds the title of Big Ten indoor champion.

Corwin, who didn’t lose a set during the entire tournament, faced off against fellow freshman and teammate Matic Spec in the championship match.

Corwin is the first men’s tennis player to win the title since 2003.

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Senior Leandro Toledo now has 16 wins against ranked opponents.
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Mon, 10/06/2014
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For Leandro Toledo, the Saint Francis Health System Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-American Championships were a chance to prove himself to be better than the No. 22 ranking he earned before play began.

He did just that.

The senior upset No. 13 Mackenzie McDonald of UCLA 6-4, 3-6. 6-3 and finished 2-1 in the tournament.

However, Toledo dropped his round of 16 match on Saturday against No. 20 Romain Bogaerts from Wake Forest 6-0, 6-2.

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Senior Leandro Toledo will play in the main singles draw on Thursday.
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Tue, 09/30/2014
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The Monday blues hit the Gophers tennis team hard as senior duo Jack Hamburg and Mathieu Froment both dropped matches in the first round of qualifying play at the Saint Francis Health Systems ITA Men’s All-American Championships.

Hamburg lost his match to North Carolina State’s Robbie Mudge, while Froment lost to Dartmouth product Dovydas
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Hamburg and Froment will get their shot at redemption on Thursday when the two compete in the main doubles draw.

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Mon, 11/10/2014
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Leandro Toledo’s stay at the ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships was cut short this weekend.

The Gophers senior lost in the first round on Thursday to No. 11 Harrison Adams 6-7 (3), 6-2, 7-5.

Toledo, the No. 22 singles player in the country, also lost Saturday in consolation play.

No. 18 Denis Nguyen of Harvard beat Toledo 6-3, 7-5 in the Gophers star’s last match of the fall season.

Toledo also competed in the tournament as a sophomore, winning his first-round match before losing in the next round.

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Senior Leandro Toledo is the No. 22 singles player in the nation.
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Thu, 11/06/2014
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Leandro Toledo watched as his teammates participated in the Big Ten Indoor Championships last weekend.

But this weekend, the Gophers’ top singles player will be back on the court to compete in the ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships.

Two years ago, the Hamburg, Germany, native competed in the tournament as a sophomore, winning his first-round match before falling in the next
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Leandro Toledo went 7-3 against ranked opponents during the regular season.
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Thu, 05/01/2014
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Elation rushed through Leandro Toledo when he glanced down at his iPhone on Wednesday afternoon.

He’d just gotten a text message from head coach Geoff Young informing him that he’d been selected to compete in the NCAA singles tournament.

“I was just super happy to find out that I made it,” Toledo said. “I know all the hard work paid off.”

It was a moment Toledo couldn’t have imagined a few months ago. He struggled in the fall season and needed a stellar spring session to qualify for the NCAA tournament.

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Minnesota won 17 matches this year, its highest total in more than 10 years.
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Mon, 04/28/2014
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The Gophers were in a bit of a hole Thursday.

Without top singles player Tereza Brichacova, Minnesota trailed rival Wisconsin 3-2 in the first round of the Big Ten tournament.

Still, the Gophers didn’t panic, didn’t fold and didn’t falter.

Minnesota took the final two singles matches, the last a straight-set victory by junior Julia Courter at No. 3 singles, to win the match 4-3.

It was another example of the relentless, never-give-up mentality head coach Chuck Merzbacher has instilled in his team.

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Mathieu Froment and Jack Hamburg went 13-2 as a duo during the season.
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Thu, 04/24/2014
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Jack Hamburg and Mathieu Froment didn’t identify as doubles players when they first arrived on campus.

Like many successful tennis players, they came to college focused primarily on the singles game.

A few years later, things have changed. These days, Hamburg and Froment appear most comfortable standing side by side on the tennis court.

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The Gophers also lost two matches on the men’s side over the weekend.
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Mon, 04/21/2014
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It wasn’t exactly the weekend that the Gophers women’s tennis team was hoping for to wrap up the regular season.

No. 59 Minnesota (16-8, 6-5) lost 4-3 to No. 43 Illinois on Friday night before losing 7-0 to No. 13 Northwestern on Sunday afternoon.

But the Gophers were far from discouraged, despite the sweep. Minnesota players held their heads high Sunday as they look ahead to next week’s Big Ten tournament.

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