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Gophers men’s tennis earns a bid to the NCAA tournament

Felix Corwin returns the ball at the Baseline Tennis Center on Friday, April 21, 2017.

Drew Cove

May 4, 2017

Minnesota’s hot start and solid season paid off Wednesday.The Gophers will play in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2014-15.“I don’t think that will pose, necessarily, any different challenge,” said head coach Geoff Young. “[The sophomores] have been in some big matches before....

Gophers tennis teams lose in Big Ten tournament; Merzbacher coaches final dual

Freshman Tina Kreinis returns the ball during the match against Ohio State on Friday, April 14, 2017.

Drew Cove

May 1, 2017

When the women’s tennis team fell behind 3-0, it looked like head coach Chuck Merzbacher would end his career with a blowout loss.But the team tied it up at 3-3, only to fall in the dual’s final match of the day.The women’s team lost 4-3 on Thursday against Nebraska, while the men won Thursday...

Women and men Gophers tennis teams split dual matches

Stefan Milicevic returns the ball at the Baseline Tennis Center on Friday, April 21, 2017.

Drew Cove

April 24, 2017

Minnesota’s regular season ended with splits on both sides.The Gophers men’s team pulled off a win Sunday against Indiana 4-3 after a close loss against Purdue 4-3 Friday. On a Sunday where the weather was nice, the sun was shining down on the Gophers — especially junior Felix Corwin.“I was ...

Gophers women’s tennis team shines; men left with work to do

Senior Maja Vujic returns the ball during a match against Ohio State on Friday, April 14, 2017.

Drew Cove

April 17, 2017

The women’s team had a successful showing over the weekend for the Gophers, especially for their head coach.Minnesota had two decisive victories this weekend over Purdue 6-1 Friday and Indiana 5-2 Sunday.“We played hard,” said head coach Chuck Merzbacher. “We played really well [Friday].”Merz...

U players, coach join in US Open Qualifier

Freshmen AnneMarie Emme returns the ball to Penn State Friday, Mar. 18 in the Baseline Tennis Center.

Jack White

June 29, 2016

Members of the Minnesota men’s and women’s tennis teams and women’s head coach Chuck Merzbacher put in some extra time over the weekend to compete.  Six Minnesota representatives and Merzbacher competed in the US Open Sectional Qualifier held at Baseline Tennis Center June 23-2...

Both teams exit Big Tens in first round

Sophomore Felix Corwin competes against Michigan State in a doubles match at the Baseline Tennis Center on April 10.

Jack White

May 2, 2016

The Gophers men’s tennis team ended its season in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday with a 4-1 loss to Purdue at the Baseline Tennis Center.     Minnesota won two conference duals this year after earning a share of the Big Ten regular season title in 2015.     Minnesota&rsqu...

Men’s to host Big Ten foes

Sophomore Matic Spec plays against Penn State at Baseline Tennis Center on Sunday, April 17.

Jack White

April 28, 2016

The Gophers men’s tennis team advanced to the Big Ten tournament semifinals last year, and this season the team will be challenged to repeat that finish.     Minnesota is seeded 10th in the tournament, after earning a 2-9 record in conference play this year.      &ldquo...

Women’s team wins last home dual

Gophers Senior Paula Rincon-Otero plays against Rutgers University in the Baseline Tennis Center on Sunday afternoon.

Jack White

April 25, 2016

The Minnesota women’s tennis team rebounded from a loss on Friday against Maryland to earn a senior-day victory on Sunday against Rutgers at the Baseline Tennis Center.      “I’m just proud of the team,” head coach Chuck Merzbacher said. “...

Minnesota defeats Penn State on senior day

Freshman Justyn Levin returns the ball to Penn State Sunday afternoon at Baseline Tennis Center. Levin's singles match win helped the Gophers win 4-3 over Penn State.

Jack White

April 18, 2016

The Gophers capped off their senior day with a 4-3 victory over Penn State on Sunday, after losing to Ohio State 4-0 Friday.     The victory was the team’s second of the Big Ten season.     “I really thought we were going to play better [Sunday], and we did, and it was nice to be rewarded for it,” head co...

Spec elevates game in top singles spot

Sophomore Matic Spec competes against Michigan State in a singles match at the Baseline Tennis Center on April 10.

Jack White

April 14, 2016

Only one Minnesota tennis player won a singles match against No. 21 Michigan last weekend.     Sophomore Matic Spec defeated Jathan Malik of the Wolverines 6-3, 6-4, serving as the only silver lining of the team’s performance. Spec has often been one of the team’s bright spots duri...