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Cuts leave tennis players frustrated, disappointed with athletics department

Fourth-year Jackson Allen returns the ball on Friday, March 22 at the Baseline Tennis Center.

Brendan O'Brien, Sports Reporter

September 14, 2020

Men’s tennis was one of three sports proposed for cuts alongside men’s indoor and outdoor track and field and men’s gymnastics.

Gophers athletics cuts several men’s sports for next season

A cloth mask and bouquet of flowers are seen on the Goldy statue outside Coffman Memorial Union on Wednesday, April 1. (Parker Johnson / Minnesota Daily)

Julianna Landis

September 10, 2020

The programs will be discontinued for both financial and Title IX-related financial sustainability issues, but would be able to compete in the 2020-21 season.

Stefan Milicevic defeats No. 8 Joseph Guillin, but he has a history of winning

Jarrett Ballard

February 22, 2020

The Gophers swept Santa Barbara 7-0 en route to their 3rd consecutive win.   Senior Stefan Milicevic secured a big victory in the No. 1 singles spot over one of the top-ranked college tennis players in the nation.   Last Saturday, Milicevic was able to defeat No. 8 Joseph Guillin...

Gophers end season in first round of the NCAA Tournament

<p>Senior Marino Alpeza competes in his singles match on Friday, March 22 at the Baseline Tennis Center. </p>

David Mullen

May 6, 2019

It was uncertain how far the Gophers men's tennis team would go this year after losing their top two players last season. Despite the losses, the Gophers qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the third straight year, competing against the University of San Diego. Although Minnesota (16-10, 4-7) put ...

Trust in himself has led to success for senior Marino Alpeza

<p>Senior Marino Alpeza competes in his singles match on Friday, March 22 at the Baseline Tennis Center. </p>

David Mullen

May 2, 2019

Newfound consistent playing is key to the success of one Gopher's tennis player. After a three-year rollercoaster ride that fluctuated between great highs and lows for men’s tennis player Marino Alpeza, his final year has been a steady high. “There were a lot of injuries [and] a lot of matches t...

After promising start, the Gophers fall in second round of the Big Ten Tournament

<p>Sophomore Jackson Allen returns the ball on Friday, March 22 at the Baseline Tennis Center. </p>

David Mullen

April 29, 2019

The Gophers' Big Ten tournament run came to an end against the No. 1 team, but not before a victory against a border rival. For the Minnesota men's tennis team, it started off with a promising win in the opening round over Wisconsin. Momentum did not carry over as the Gophers were topped by No. 1 Ohi...

Gophers fall in the final two regular season matches of the year

<p>Senior Marino Alpeza competes in his singles match on Friday, March 22 at the Baseline Tennis Center. </p>

David Mullen

April 23, 2019

The Gophers' (15-8, 4-7 Big Ten) effort proved to be not enough this weekend against Illinois and Northwestern. Minnesota lost to Illinois 5-2 and then to Northwestern 4-3 at the Baseline Tennis Center. "Its a big battle with some tough conditions with the wind and outside ... but I give Northwester...

Mental growth helps Vlad Lobak exceed expectations in second season

<p>Sophomore Vlad Lobak prepares to return the ball on Friday, March 22 at the Baseline Tennis Center. </p>

David Mullen

April 18, 2019

When he first arrived to the United States and the University of Minnesota, sophomore Vlad Lobak was expecting to immediately step into a high spot in the men's tennis lineup. Unfortunately for the Ukrainian, he did not. But the disappointment lit a fire underneath him. “Coming from Europe, I though...

Gophers finish Michigan road trip by downing the Michigan State Spartans

<p>Senior Josip Krstanovic returns the ball on Friday, March 22 at the Baseline Tennis Center. </p>

David Mullen

April 15, 2019

The Gophers hit the road this weekend and made two stops in Michigan.  On Sunday, Minnesota was in East Lansing, Michigan, to take on Michigan State a day after falling to the University of Michigan. This time however, the Gophers dominated their opponents as they came out ahead 6-1 over the Spart...

Tennis: Men sweep, women swept in weekend matches

Junior Stefan Milicevic competes in his singles match on Friday, April 5th, 2019.

David Mullen

April 8, 2019

Both of the Gophers' tennis programs had two duals to play over the weekend, with the men's team winning two and the women's team losing two. The men's team stayed in Minneapolis over the weekend and walked away with two victories against Purdue and Indiana at the Baseline Tennis Center. The two wins ...