The women’s tennis team kicked off its fall season by hosting the Gopher Invitational at the Baseline Tennis Center Friday through Sunday. The Gophers won a majority of the matches they played — Minnesota went 20-14 in singles matches and dominated doubles play to finish the tournament with a 22-7 record.
Minnesota improved its position from the first day of the Lady Paladin Invitational in Greenville, S.C.
The Gophers had strong showings from both veteran and newer players in their second tournament of the year, and the team looks to be taking the meet as a learning experience. Minnesota finished tied for sixth out of 13 teams in the Inverness Intercollegiate in Toledo, Ohio on Monday and Tuesday, but the squad is still searching for consistency. “We made a lot of birdies this week,” head coach John Carlson said.
The Gophers finished their second tournament of the season tied for sixth place. Minnesota scored a 296 in yesterday’s first round and a 287 in the second round, and finished off its third round this afternoon with a 290, bringing its three-round total to 873, 21-over-par. Senior Justin Doeden ended his tournament with a third round score of 69, two-under-par, to finish with a three-over-par total of 216, which tied him for 20th place.
The Gophers are in fifth place in the team standings out of thirteen teams through the first day of the Inverness Intercollegiate tournament in Toledo, Ohio. Freshman Thomas Longbella finished the day in a three-way tie for 16th place.
Despite two career-best individual finishes, the Gophers finished near the bottom of the field in their first tournament of the year.
The Gophers maintained their place from day one of the Minnesota Invitational tournament to finish ninth overall in the team standings. Minnesota, anchored by the performances of junior Heather Ciskowski and sophomore Muyu Wu, shot a final mark of 907 for the tournament, 43 strokes over par.
Minnesota is in ninth place in team standings out of eleven after the first day of the Minnesota Invitational held at the Minikahda Club in Minneapolis.
In its first tournament of the season, Minnesota finished tied for ninth out of 15 teams at the Gopher Invitational over the weekend. The first round had the Gophers “A” team tied for tenth with a score of 298, and after the second round they had settled into ninth with a second round score of 291 and a two-round total of 589.
Minnesota’s men’s rugby team may be a lesser-known program on campus, but it has long been a key part of Jimmy Hanson’s life. The former University of Minnesota student and rugby team alumnus has recently taken the helm of the club team as its head coach, and he is dedicated to ensuring the success of the program. “The program did a lot for me when I was a student-athlete,” Hanson said.