Men's Tennis

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The women lost their first match since Feb. 5 while the men upset Michigan at home.
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Mon, 03/26/2012
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A week ago, playing as the favorite, the upstart Gophers women’s tennis team held off two tough opponents in close matches to extend its winning streak to eight.

This week, Minnesota got a taste of its own medicine.

After defeating unranked Michigan State 5-2 on the road Saturday, the No. 26 Gophers fell 6-1 Sunday to the No. 20 Wolverines in Ann Arbor, Mich.

It was reality check for a Minnesota team that jumped from being unranked at the beginning of the season to being the fourth-ranked team in the Big Ten.

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Each team will also play Michigan State over the weekend.
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Thu, 03/22/2012
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The Gophers women’s tennis team hasn’t had much luck lately against Michigan.

The Wolverines, ranked 20th nationally this season, have dominated the Big Ten in recent years. Minnesota, which has often been near the bottom of the conference, has lacked the talent, experience and health to compete with them.

“In past years, it’s maybe been a bit of a pipe dream [to beat Michigan],” Gophers head coach Tyler Thomson said. “They’ve just been a level better than us.”

Not this year.

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The Gophers defeated No. 52 Tulane and No. 50 LSU on the road.
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Mon, 03/19/2012
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The first six weeks of the Gophers women’s tennis team’s season was a test, and Minnesota aced it with nine wins in its first 10 matches.

This past weekend, Minnesota tacked on some extra credit.

No. 34 Minnesota won its seventh and eighth consecutive matches, rallying to defeat No. 52 Tulane 4-3 on Thursday and No. 50 Louisiana State on Saturday in its final two matches of the nonconference season.

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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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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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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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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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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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