Blugold good to women’s CC

The Gophers men’s tennis team followed up a solid showing Friday against Kentucky and Tennessee by losing all seven of its matches with Illinois on Sunday. Minnesota was competing at the Charles Fluitt Collegiate Tennis Classic in Lexington, Ky.
Sophomore Tyson Parry came closest to breaking through in his morning match against the Illini’s Gary Franklin. Parry dropped the first set, 6-2, but came back to eke out the second set, 7-6. Franklin outlasted Parry in the third set, however, winning 7-6 to take the match.
Senior Martin Michalowski also lost a close match, 7-5, 7-6, to Mike Kosta.
The Gophers won two singles matches and one doubles match Friday. Minnesota competed against Kentucky in seven singles matches and against Tennessee in three doubles matches.
Parry defeated the Wildcats’ Edo Bawono, 6-4, 6-2, and Michalowski beat Kentucky’s Gustav Pousette, 6-4, 7-5.

Vegas victory
The Minnesota women’s doubles team of senior Nora Sauska and freshman Jen Howard won the Flight B doubles title at the Nevada-Las Vegas Women’s Tennis Fall Invitational.
Sauska and Howard finished 4-0 in the tournament, defeating Utah’s Catherine Hall and Meling Parks 8-1 in the final.
In the Gophers’ other championship match, junior Kim Simonsen fell to Brigham Young’s Gee Gee Garvin, 6-3, 6-0, in the Flight A singles bracket.
Howard finished third in Flight C singles, freshman Andrea Rose was fourth in Flight D singles and senior Jana Hrdinova took seventh place in Flight B singles.
Minnesota earned three fifth place finishes — Sauska in Flight A singles and senior Tarah Elkins in Flight B singles. In Flight B doubles, the Gophers doubles team of Simonsen and Elkins defeated teammates Hrdinova and Rose.

Minnesota’s women’s cross country team continued its string of strong early-season performances — even without the top seven Gophers runners — by winning the Blugold Open Friday at Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Minnesota placed first in the six-team open with 40 points, followed by Bethel (45) and Wisconsin-Eau Claire (60). Wisconsin-Superior, Gustavus Adolphus, Wisconsin-Stout and Augsburg rounded out the field.
The missing seven were preparing for the pre-national meet at Kansas next week, but Minnesota still managed to place four runners in the top 10. Freshman Jenny Moylan placed fourth in a personal-best time of 19 minutes, 22.71 seconds, sophomore Addy Adamson placed fifth with a personal-best 19:26.06, sophomore Rachel Domenichetti recorded a personal-best 19:28.34 to finish seventh, and senior Danielle Giusti was 10th at 19:42.34.
Freshmen Katie Bauer and sophomore Hayley Singer also set personal records, finishing 14th and 16th, respectively.