It was uncertain how far the Gophers men's tennis team would go this year after losing their top two players last season.
Newfound consistent playing is key for the success of one Gopher's tennis player.
The Gophers' Big Ten tournament run came to an end against the No. 1 team, but not before a victory against a border rival. For the Minnesota men's tennis team, it started off with a promising win in the opening round over Wisconsin. Momentum did not carry over as the Gophers were topped by No. 1 Ohio State(27-2) 4-0.
Merzbacher's next chapter in her lifelong tennis journey will just be starting as she prepares to embark on a monthlong trip in Europe coaching youths from the United States.
The Gophers' (15-8, 4-7 Big Ten) effort proved to be not enough this weekend against Illinois and Northwestern. Minnesota lost to Illinois 5-2 and then to Northwestern 4-3 at the Baseline Tennis Center.
When he first arrived to the United States and the University of Minnesota, sophomore Vlad Lobak was expecting to immediately step into a high spot in the men's tennis lineup.
University of Minnesota Athletics recently announced that a major renovation project to Maturi Pavilion had been approved by University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents. The Gophers’ volleyball team will be the primary beneficiaries of these upgrades, but fans and other sports teams will also reap some of the benefits.
The Gophers' women's tennis team knew this weekend would be a challenging one as they prepared to take on No. 29 Northwestern and No. 34 Illinois.
On Sunday, Minnesota was in East Lansing, Michigan, to take on Michigan State a day after falling to the University of Michigan. This time however, the Gophers dominated their opponents as they came out ahead 6-1 over the Spartans.
The University of Minnesota's athletic department and Gophers volleyball head coach Hugh McCutcheon agreed to a contract extension Wednesday morning.