NU Drops Conference Match to Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minn. - The Nebraska men's tennis team (9-7, 1-1 Big Ten) fell to the Minnesota Golden Gophers (8-7, 2-1 Big Ten) by score of 5-2 on Sunday. The Huskers gave away the doubles point early on and couldn't make up the deficit in singles with the match ending in a victory for Minnesota.
In doubles, Minnesota grabbed the point at the No. 1 and 2 positions when No. 16-ranked Mathieu Froment and Jack Hamburg ousted NU's Brandon Videtich and Bradford Zitsch 8-7 (6) while fellow Gophers Leandro Toledo and Eric Frueh toppled Nebraska's Marc Herrmann and Beau Treyz 8-2, respectively.
UM led the match 1-0 going into singles where they grabbed four of the six matches to defeat the Huskers. Minnesota's Ruben Weber defeated Nebraska's Tom Blackwell 6-1, 7-5 at the No. 2 while fellow Gopher Hamburg rolled past NU's Herrmann 7-5, 6-1 at the No. 3 spot. Minnesota's Froment knocked off the Big Red's Andrew Dzulynsky 6-2, 6-4 at the No. 4 while teammate Juan Pablo Ramirez outlasted the Huskers' Zitsch 7-6 (2), 6-3.
Nebraska earned their two points at the No. 1 and No. 6 courts where Dusty Boyer defeated No. 72-ranked Leandro Toledo 6-7 (2), 6-3, 1-0 (4) while Husker teammate Vasileios Stavropoulos outpaced UM's Frueh 7-6 (7), 6-4.
Next up for the Huskers is a road trip to Michigan to face Michigan State in East Lansing on Friday, March 28 at 3 p.m. before moving on to Ann Arbor to face Michigan on Sunday, March 30 at noon.
No. 50 Minnesota - 5
No. 60 Nebraska - 2
March 23, 2014
Baseline Tennis Center | Minneapolis, Minn.
1. Dusty Boyer (NEB) def. No. 72 Leandro Toledo (MINN) 6-7 (2), 6-3, 1-0 (4)
2. Ruben Weber (MINN) def. Tom Blackwell (NEB) 6-1, 7-5
3. Jack Hamburg (MINN) def. Marc Herrmann (NEB) 7-5, 6-1
4. Mathieu Froment (MINN) def. Andrew Dzulynsky (NEB) 6-2, 6-4
5. Juan Pablo Ramirez (MINN) def. Bradford Zitsch (NEB) 7-6 (2), 6-3
6. Vasileios Stavropoulos (NEB) def. Eric Frueh (MINN) 7-6 (7), 6-4
Order of finish (3, 4, 2, 1, 5, 6)
1. No. 16 Mathieu Froment/Jack Hamburg (MINN) def. Brandon Videtich/Bradford Zitsch (NEB) 8-7 (6)
2. Leandro Toledo/Eric Frueh (MINN) def. Marc Herrmann/ Beauregard Treyz (NEB) 8-2
3. Franz Sydow/Juan Pablo Ramirez (MINN) vs. Scott Elsass/Dusty Boyer (NEB) unfinished
Order of finish (2, 1)