Apparently, Gophers do head south for the winter. They just wait until March to do it.
Minnesota’s men’s and women’s tennis teams will head to the Sunshine State next week to take on Florida Golf Coast.
Gophers women’s head coach Chuck Merzbacher said the Big Ten season is supposed to be played outdoors, so most teams from the Midwest and Northeast regions of the U.S. attempt to schedule spring break road trips for the teams to play outside.
The Gophers lost two matches on the men’s side over the weekend.
When Baseline Tennis Center opened in 2002, the University of Minnesota expected it to generate rental revenue.
In the decade-plus since, the facility has far exceeded expectations.
The facility generated a total of about $595,000 in rental income for the University’s athletics department this fiscal year. That’s money beyond the revenue it brings in for hosting Gophers men’s and women’s tennis matches.
The University of Minnesota's tennis facility brought in about $595,000 in revenue last year.