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Despite hot start, Gophers drop fourth-straight conference match

Junior Eli Ogilvy returns the ball on Friday, March 22 at the Baseline Tennis Center. 

David Mullen

April 2, 2019

Although the No. 35 Minnesota men's tennis team (12-5, 1-4 Big Ten) began the season on fire, the momentum from their non-conference schedule has not transferred over after dropping their fourth consecutive match.  "We've got to practice hard and work on our aggressiveness and take a look at our ga...

Josip Krstanovic steps into important role for Gophers

Senior Josip Krstanovic competes in his singles match on Friday, March 22 at the Baseline Tennis Center. 

David Mullen

March 28, 2019

After the Gophers' men's tennis team lost both their No. 1 and No. 2 singles players to graduation a year ago, Josip Krstanovic knew his role during his senior season was going to increase drastically. "We lost two really good guys last year. ... I knew the coaches wanted me to play high in the lineu...

Gophers men’s tennis drop two conferences matches over the weekend

Senior Josip Krstanovic competes in his singles match on Friday, March 22 at the Baseline Tennis Center. 

David Mullen

March 25, 2019

Although the University of Minnesota's men's tennis team kicked off the Big Ten season with a victory last weekend, they dropped two consecutive matches to Iowa and Nebraska in week two.  "After two disappointing conferences losses, we have to get back to work and discover the passion for the s...

Gopher’s men’s tennis sweeps at home, while women’s team loses

Senior Caitlyn Merzbacher returns the ball during her singles match against the University of Montana at the Baseline Tennis Center on Saturday, Feb. 2.

David Mullen

March 5, 2019

The Gophers men's tennis (11-1), who just had a weekend off, came back right where they left off as they hosted and swept both the University of Washington and Drake University. "It's nice to cap off the home stretch with the results we wanted," said head coach Geoff Young. "First season is over, sec...

Gophers’ southern road trip results in two victories

Freshman Jackson Allen returns the ball during his singles match at the Baseline Tennis Center on Friday, Feb. 2.

David Mullen

February 4, 2019

The Gophers men’s tennis team (5-1) took a road-trip down south to Alabama over the weekend and came out with two victories over SEC opponents.  “I thought we played well pretty much up and down the entire lineup,” said head coach Geoff Young. On Sunday, in their second match of the weekend, ...

Longtime head coach prepares men’s tennis team for spring

Danielle Pederson

October 25, 2018

Both on and off the court, Gophers men’s tennis head coach Geoff Young instills a passion in his team. Throughout his thirteen seasons at Minnesota, Young and the Gophers have made several appearances in the NCAA Tournament — including an unexpected trip to the Sweet Sixteen last season — and h...

Gophers to play Georgia in the first round of the NCAA Tournament

Senior Matic Spec returns the ball during a game against Ohio State at Baseline Tennis Center on Friday, March 30.

Max Biegert

May 2, 2018

The Gophers will travel to Norman, Oklahoma to face the University of Georgia in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, as announced on the NCAA selection show Tuesday.  Whichever team wins will play the victor of No. 14 Oklahoma and Utah in the second round.  Minnesota (15-8, 7-3) lost in the...

Gophers lose to Ohio State in Big Ten championships semifinals

Senior Felix Corwin returns the ball during a match against Ohio State University at Baseline Tennis Center on Friday, March 30.

Max Biegert

April 30, 2018

The No. 3 team in the country proved to be too tough for the No. 37 Gophers.  Minnesota lost to Ohio State 4-1 on the Saturday morning of the semifinals of Big Ten championships. The tournament took place on Iowa's campus in Iowa City. Senior Felix Corwin was the lone bright spot in the dual that...

Senior Matic Spec excelling at right time for Gophers

Matic Spec returns the ball during a match against Ohio State University at Baseline Tennis Center on Friday, March 30.

Max Biegert

April 26, 2018

Throughout college, senior Matic Spec has had trouble finding the form he once had in his freshman season — until now. Spec, who currently is on a nine-match winning streak heading into his final Big Ten championship this weekend, is getting feelings in his game he hasn’t had since freshman year. He ...

Gophers blow out Wildcats; lose to Illinois to close out regular season

Senior Matic Spec returns the ball during a game against Ohio State at Baseline Tennis Center on Friday, March 30.

Max Biegert

April 23, 2018

Senior Matic Spec won in straight sets on Sunday to extend his consecutive match winning streak to nine. However, Spec's victory was the only point for the Gophers on the day.   No. 35 Minnesota (14-7, 7-3) lost to No. 8 Illinois (19-6, 10-1) 6-1 outdoors in Champaign, Illinois. “I thought we did a pretty...