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.
Senior Leandro Toledo will play in the main singles draw on Thursday.
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 Sakinis.
Hamburg and Froment will get their shot at redemption on Thursday when the two compete in the main doubles draw.