Corwin finishes second in doubles, singles tournament in Milwaukee

Felix Corwin finished second in doubles play alongside his partner, Jackson Allen.

Felix Corwin returns the ball at the Baseline Tennis Center on April 21.

Felix Corwin returns the ball at the Baseline Tennis Center on April 21.

Max Biegert

For Felix Corwin, it was good to be home.

A native of Milwaukee, the Gophers’ senior finished second place in the Milwaukee Classic singles tournament as a total of four Gophers competed in the event. Senior Matic Spec also competed over the weekend, but in the Oracle Masters in Malibu, California.

“It was really fun playing at home and it was really cool to have the support of friends from home come out,” Corwin said. 

Corwin earned his way into two finals in the tournament — singles and doubles. In the singles championship match, Corwin lost in three sets to Mitch Harper from Virginia Tech.  

With his partner freshman Jackson Allen, Corwin lost 8-1 to a duo from Old Dominion.

Spec dropped his first round matchup on Thursday and entered the consolation draw in singles. Spec was also paired up with Anna Sanford from Ohio State and lost out of competition. On Friday, Spec beat an opponent from Army and then lost out against an opponent from Northern Arizona. 

Corwin advanced to the finals in the singles and doubles draw. Stefan Milicevic lost in the semifinals to end the chance of having an all Gopher final. Corwin defeated Michigan State’s Brett Forman and then defeated Josh Howard-Tripp of Arkansas in the semifinals in singles. 

In doubles, Corwin and Allen defeated a duo from Nebraska in their semifinal matchup. 

“It was great opportunity to see a lot of different players and work on our game,” said Corwin.