The Minnesota Daily

Windy conditions only challenge for men’s tennis

Aaron Blake

April 14, 2003

Minnesota men's tennis senior Manuel Lievano might have cursed the wind loud enough for all to hear, but he and his teammates had nothing to complain about following the contest. "It was unexpectedly windy," Gophers junior Aleksey Zharinov said. "We've been practicing outside all week. It seemed fine unti...

Buergis moves to head of tennis class

Aaron Blake

April 10, 2003

Minnesota women's tennis coach Tyler Thomson makes an ironic comparison when asked what he compares Angela Buergis's tennis style to. "I guess I would relate it to somebody who plays chess," Thomson said. "I don't play chess, but in the game you always need to be a couple moves ahead. Not many players h...

Women’s tennis team scores huge upset of Wildcats

Aaron Blake

April 7, 2003

Minnesota women's tennis senior Michaela Havelkova wanted to be the X-factor. With the doubles point decided and the overall score knotted at three, Havelkova had some motivation for rallying to beat Northwestern's Andrea Yung in the rubber match. And it wasn't even the dominant Wildcats' 29-match Big Ten w...

Breakthrough wins highlight tennis teams’ weekend matches

Adam Fink

February 3, 2003

It was the first doubles match of the evening and Minnesota's men's tennis team knew its importance. But Thomas Haug and Avery Ticer's 8-6 defeat of Kentucky's Evan Austin and Karim Benmansour did more than just electrify the packed crowd at the Baseline Tennis Center. Minnesota's No. 1 doubles team s...

Haug loses in final match of singles championship

Ben Goessling

November 19, 2002

Before the final match of the Big Ten men's tennis singles championships on Monday, Minnesota's Thomas Haug carried himself with the poise of a man who knew he was about to win it all. Having just dispatched his teammate Manuel Lievano in the semifinals, Haug confidently watched the other semifinal match bet...

New tennis facility gives Minnesota the advantage

Anthony Maggio

October 31, 2002

Minnesota men's tennis coach David Geatz has waited for 15 years for it. Women's tennis coach Tyler Thomson didn't even know it was coming when he first interviewed for his position. But it's finally ready. The University's Baseline Tennis Center celebrates its grand opening Monday, spawning a new era...