Minnesota participated at The Goodwin in Palo Alto, California on the Stanford University campus. The tournament featured 26 teams and the Gophers finished tied for 16th place with a score of 20-over par on Sunday. Oklahoma won the event with a score of 24-under par.
The Gophers pulled the dual match even at 2-2 with three matches left all in the third set, but could not finish the job as the Buckeyes ended on top Friday.
Senior Riley Johnson doesn’t go a day without thinking of the game of golf and how he can out work anyone in order to become someone great, he said.
Since Feb. 10, senior Felix Corwin has gone 8-1 in the No. 1 singles position for the Gophers. Corwin, who started the season playing in the No. 2 spot, is now ranked No. 93 by ITA after starting unranked. He, along with fellow senior Matic Spec, are ranked No. 78 in doubles competition.
No. 35 Minnesota (10-4, 3-0) beat Nebraska (9-6, 0-3) 6-1 on Sunday afternoon at the Baseline Tennis Center, after taking down Iowa 4-3 on Friday. The Gophers grabbed the doubles point Sunday after victories from the No. 2 and No. 3 spots. From there, Minnesota controlled the singles competition and clinched the victory.
Junior Caitlyn Merzbacher improved her spring record to 17-2, but other Minnesota players could not figure out the Hoosiers. Minnesota (11-8, 3-2) lost to Indiana (13-6, 1-3) 5-2 on Sunday afternoon in Bloomington, Indiana. Besides Merzbacher, the Gophers also got a victory from Cammy Frei in the No. 6 spot.
Mancera is 13-4 in singles play during the spring season on the women's tennis team and plays predominantly in the No. 4 position. She went 6-10 in the No. 3 spot last season, her first year with the Gophers.
The Gophers (11-6, 3-0) beat Rutgers (5-6, 0-2) 7-0 on Sunday at the Baseline Tennis Center. Like they did in their match against Maryland on Friday, the Gophers earned the doubles point from the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles spots. From there, the rest of the team took care of their opponents in the singles portion of the dual.
The Gophers shot 15-over par on the final day of competition. They entered the day in 13th place, but climbed their way up the leaderboard to tie for 11th.
In the final round, the Gophers moved up one spot on the leaderboard to finish tied for 11th. Senior Riley Johnson had the best round of the day, shooting a three-under par 69. He and freshman Angus Flanagan were the top finishers for the Gophers after three rounds. They each finished tied for 43rd out of 84 golfers.