Men's Tennis

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Minnesota will face a top-20 team for just the second time this season.
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Thu, 02/26/2015
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After facing two top-25 teams last weekend, the Gophers will face an even bigger challenge this weekend.

For the second time this season, Minnesota will face a top-20 opponent when it travels to Chapel Hill to take on No. 19 North Carolina.

No. 33 Minnesota, which sits on a 7-3 record, will also compete against Citadel at UNC’s home court.

Head coach Geoff Young said he doesn’t look at how North Carolina ranks because the Tar Heels are a top-10 caliber team in the country.

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Junior Ruben Weber is the No. 3 singles player for the Gophers.
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Thu, 02/19/2015
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Athleticism is in his genes.

But instead of becoming a heptathlete like his father once was, Ruben Weber picked up tennis.

Weber, a native of Alzey, Germany, has carried his success to the U.S. after being named one of the top-ranked under-18 players in Germany.

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Freshman Matic Spec went 9-3 in singles during the fall tennis season.
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Thu, 02/12/2015
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A summer spent with his grandfather opened up a world of opportunity for Gophers freshman standout Matic Spec.

It came through a tennis racquet and ball.

Spec, a freshman from Maribor, Slovenia, first played the sport with his grandfather when he was young.

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Freshman Felix Corwin turned in a comeback victory over the weekend.
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Mon, 02/09/2015
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With the help of freshman Felix Corwin, No. 33 Minnesota kept its focus during each set of Saturday’s match, propelling it to a 4-1 victory over Wisconsin in its first Big Ten contest.

Men’s tennis head coach Geoff Young said Corwin played very well and remained calm throughout the whole match.

Corwin, No. 117 in the nation, fought through two tough sets against Josef Dodridge for the victory.

In the first set, he took an early 3-2 lead before Dodridge fought back. The set eventually headed to a tiebreaker, where Corwin dominated 7-1.

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The men’s team upset No. 24 Oklahoma State on Sunday afternoon.
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Mon, 02/02/2015
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Though the temperatures in Minneapolis dipped this weekend, the cold air didn’t seem to cool down the red-hot Gophers.

Off to one of their best starts in the last five years, the Gophers emerged victorious against all three of their opponents this weekend to claim their fourth, fifth and sixth victories this season.

“It’s a lot of tennis,” head coach Geoff Young said. “I thought the guys are playing better and better.”

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Freshman Felix Corwin has proven himself early on in his collegiate career.
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Thu, 01/29/2015
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To end Tuesday’s men’s tennis practice, all team members participated in a rigorous relay race as part of an attempt to improve their conditioning heading into Big Ten play.

While the running itself appeared strenuous, one thing was apparent from the race: The Gophers are a very close-knit unit, as they motivated each other throughout the drill.

Perhaps that’s why Felix Corwin, a freshman on the team, has excelled this year.

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Gophers senior Aria Lambert moved up on the school’s all-time singles list.
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Mon, 01/26/2015
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The Minnesota men’s and women’s tennis teams went up against top competition at the ITA Kick-Off over the weekend in the hope of extending their undefeated records to open their 2015 campaigns.

Save for a men’s vicotry against Michigan, the teams seemingly couldn’t keep up with their talented opponents.

The women’s team opened its weekend against No. 3 North Carolina, losing the competition by a final score of 4-0.

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The men’s team beat Marquette and South Dakota State on Saturday.
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Tue, 01/20/2015
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Dropping just one match Saturday against two opponents, the Gophers men’s tennis team began the season with a 2-0 record — the first time since 2009.

The Gophers hosted Marquette University and South Dakota State University and were able to dominate the doubles competition in both meets, which gave them a one-point lead going into the singles competition.

Head coach Geoff Young said he always watches the doubles competition carefully.

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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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