Men's Tennis

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Minnesota won 5-2 despite shifting several players in its singles lineup.
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Mon, 03/12/2012
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The No. 48 Gophers men's tennis team won its fifth straight match Friday, upsetting No. 39 Drake 5-2 in Rochester, Minn.

With a revised singles lineup, Minnesota won close matches at No. 1, 3 and 5 singles and also won at No. 6 singles.

The Gophers (6-3) also won the doubles point by claiming all three doubles matches. The 50th-ranked tandem of Rok Bonin and Julian Dehn won 8-4 at No. 1 singles to improve to 8-0 on the season.

Bonin rallied for a 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5) win at No. 1 singles as he played in place of Phillip Arndt.

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Minnesota won 5-2 despite shifting several players in its singles lineup.
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The women won their ninth consecutive match to surpass last year’s win total.
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Mon, 03/05/2012
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Winning is a habit and losing is a habit.

Few teams understand that better than the Gophers women’s tennis team.

No. 30 Minnesota won its sixth-straight match Sunday, defeating No. 60 Wisconsin 5-2 in Madison, Wis., in its conference opener.

The Gophers had losing streaks of four and eight matches during their 2011 campaign, which they finished with an 8-16 record. They have already won nine matches to start 2012, with their lone loss Feb. 5 at home to then-No. 28 Washington.

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The women won their ninth consecutive match to surpass last year’s win total.
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Phillip Arndt was the only men’s player to lose to the Badgers.
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Mon, 02/27/2012
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A week off didn’t slow the momentum for the Gophers men’s tennis team, which won its third straight match Saturday in a 6-1 drubbing of Wisconsin in its Big Ten opener at Baseline Tennis Center.

No. 35 Minnesota (4-3) lost just three sets in nine matches to the Badgers (3-4) and took a 5-0 lead before splitting the final two matches in third-set supertiebreakers.

Leandro Toledo (No. 2 singles), Rok Bonin (No. 3), Jack Hamburg (No. 5) and Juan Pablo Ramirez (No. 6) all won in straight sets without needing tiebreakers.

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Phillip Arndt was the only men’s player to lose to the Badgers.
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Minnesota won 12 of 14 matches to halt its losing streak at three.
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Mon, 02/13/2012
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Following three straight losses to ranked teams, the No. 34 men’s tennis team is back in business.

The Gophers defeated No. 61 Arizona 7-0 on Saturday and unranked DePaul 5-2 on Sunday at the Baseline Tennis Center to improve to 3-3 on the season.

It was Minnesota’s third convincing win at home to start the season — the Gophers also swept Marquette on Jan. 21 — but these two were much needed.

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No. 36 Minnesota lost all six singles matches to No. 29 Louisville on the road.
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Mon, 02/06/2012
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The No. 36 Gophers men’s tennis team lost its third consecutive match Saturday in a 6-1 defeat at No. 29 Louisville.

After claiming the lone doubles point, Minnesota lost all six singles matches to fall to 1-3 on the season.

Phillip Arndt lost at No. 1 singles to 113th-ranked Andrew Carter by a score of 6-2, 6-1.

Minnesota’s only ranked singles player — No. 118 Leandro Toledo at second singles — fell 7-6, 7-5 to Sebastian Stiefelmeyer.

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No. 36 Minnesota lost all six singles matches to No. 29 Louisville on the road.
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The Gophers lost their first two matches to a pair of ranked teams.
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Tue, 01/31/2012
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The No. 25 Gophers tennis team fell to 1-2 on the season after it dropped a pair of matches over the weekend to San Diego and Louisiana State.

Minnesota fell 5-2 to San Diego on Sunday and lost 4-0 on Monday to LSU in the Intercollegiate Kick-Off Weekend in Berkeley, Calif.

The No. 32 Tigers allowed the Gophers just one of nine sets in the six matches played in Monday’s sweep.

LSU’s Olivier Borsos — ranked No. 68 nationally — defeated the Gophers’ Phillip Arndt 6-2, 7-6 (3) at the first singles position.

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Mon, 11/07/2011
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The Minnesota men’s tennis team, led by freshman Leandro Toledo, hosted the Gopher Invitational Nov. 3-6 at the Baseline Tennis Center.

Toledo won all four of his singles matches in the invitational, which included participants from Minnesota, Nebraska, Denver, and Notre Dame.

He upset No. 28 Notre Dame’s Casey Watt on Thursday in three sets. Watt was the highest-ranked player to participate this weekend.

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Several players with Gophers ties and aspirations of making the US Open will begin the journey close to home.
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Wed, 06/22/2011
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For several Gophers tennis players hopeful of making this year’s U.S. Open, the first leg of the journey starts at home.


The University of Minnesota’s Baseline Tennis Center will host the U.S. Open National Playoff Northern Sectional Tournament this Thursday through Sunday.


The tournament is part of the U.S. Open National Playoffs, which is comprised of 16 tournaments that allow eligible players ages 14 and older to attempt to qualify for the 2011 U.S. Open, held in August.

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Several players with Gophers ties are taking aim at the Northern Sectional.
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Two of the top incoming recruits for Gophers men's tennis may square off this week, Tucker Saxon and Eric Frueh.
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Tue, 06/07/2011
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Although Tucker Saxon and Eric Frueh will be teammates on the Gophers tennis team next year, for now the two high school seniors are old rivals.

Barring any early-round upsets, the two will likely face off in a showdown this week in the semifinal singles round of the state high school tennis tournament on campus.

It might seem like a high-pressure situation for Saxon, the three-time defending Class 2A, Section 4 singles champion at Mahtomedi, who was announced last week as the latest signed 2011-12 Gophers tennis recruit.

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Two Gophers recruits are currently marching through the state tennis tournament.
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3rd-ranked Tennessee is the top seed in Minnesota’s section of the bracket.
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Thu, 05/05/2011
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After finishing second in last week’s Big Ten tournament, the No. 19 Minnesota men’s tennis team will head to California to take on No. 38 Fresno State in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Both teams had a 1-1 record when the Gophers won a neutral-site match against the Bulldogs Jan. 29 by a score of 4-2.

“We played them early in the season and they are very good,” head coach Geoff Young said of his first round opponent.

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