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Levin transitions from Melbourne to Minnesota

Gophers freshman Justyn Levin returns the ball to South Florida in the Baseline Tennis Center on Feb. 5.

Jack White

February 11, 2016

Younger players have stepped up as the Gophers try to defend their Big Ten Championship from last season, and freshman Justyn Levin has helped lead the charge.     Levin went 5-4 in singles and 3-3 in doubles in the fall, and he is now 2-4 in singles and 3-2 in doubles in the spring.   ...

Women third at Courtside Classic

Redshirt senior Julia Courter returns the ball to New Mexico Sunday afternoon at Baseline Tennis Center. Courter tied the match 2-2, and is now 9-5 in the season.

Jack White

February 8, 2016

Sophomore Caroline Ryba approached the net as DePaul players swarmed and hugged junior Yuliya Shupenia. Ryba lost her match in the No. 1 singles spot against Shupenia, which was the deciding factor in the 4-3 loss to DePaul University.     Minnesota won the consolation match against New Mexico to conclude play...

McBrayer growing his game as a starter

Freshman guard Dupree McBrayer drives towards the basket at Williams Arena on Jan. 27.

Ryan Falk

February 4, 2016

In the midst of the Gophers’ long losing streak, some of the team’s younger players are providing glimmers of hope.     One of those bright spots has been freshman guard Dupree McBrayer, a Queens, N.Y., native who has started for the team throughout most of Big Ten play.   &nb...

Women’s team picks up two wins

Gophers senior Paula Rincon-Otero returns the ball to South Dakota in the Baseline Tennis Center on Saturday evening.

Jack White

February 1, 2016

Julia Courter’s strong return sealed another Minnesota victory on Saturday.     The redshirt senior defeated freshman Ellie Burns of the University of South Dakota 6-3, 6-1 on Saturday to finish off the Gophers’ 6-1 dual victory over the Coyotes. Minnesota also defe...

Weber leads Gophers in singles

Jack White

January 28, 2016

With the loss of Leandro Toledo last spring, the Gophers came into the year needing extra help to defend their Big Ten title.     Senior Ruben Weber has done his best to shoulder the load, and his 8-3 singles record is the best on the team.     “He brings the most experien...

Women win consolation match at ITA Kick-Off

Jack White

January 25, 2016

The women’s team lost their first match of the International Tennis Association Kick-Off in College Station, Texas, but bounced back to win its consolation match.     No. 61 Minnesota lost to No. 37 Wichita State 4-1 on Saturday but defeated No. 73 South Alabama 4-1 on Sund...

Gophers start spring season with two wins

Freshman Josip Krstanovic hits the ball during the Gopher's first home event of the spring season at Baseline Tennis Center on Sunday. The men's team played against DePaul and South Dakota.

Jack White

January 18, 2016

Senior Ruben Weber pumped his fists after his singles match victory over DePaul senior Kyle Johnson. No. 23 Minnesota had just capped off a 7-0 finish over  DePaul in Minnesota’s first dual of the spring season on Saturday and later that day defeated South Dakota State 7-0 to start 2-0.&nbs...

Doubles pair is 1-2 at ITA National Indoors

Sophomore Matic Spec prepares to hit the ball at the Baseline Tennis Center on Friday, March 27.

Jack White

November 16, 2015

The sophomore duo of Felix Corwin and Matic Spec finished with a 1-2 record in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Indoors.    The pair was knocked out of the main draw in the first round. Spec and Corwin fell to Romain Bogaerts and Maksim Kan of Wake Forest University in three...

Corwin and Spec finding success

Gophers tennis players Matic Spec, left, and Felix Corwin pose in the Baseline Tennis Center on Monday afternoon.

Jack White

November 11, 2015

Sophomores Felix Corwin and Matic Spec have been perfect as a pair so far in doubles.   The duo is 6-0 together, with five of those six victories in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Central Regionals, which ended Oct. 19. That performance gave them a bid to the ITA National Indoors in Flushi...

Minnesota struggles in Big Ten main draws

Freshman Marino Alpeza from practices in the Baseline Tennis Center on Friday, Oct. 23.

Jack White

November 10, 2015

The Minnesota men’s tennis team won one match in the singles main draw and one match in the doubles main draw at the Big Ten Indoor Championships, which wrapped up on Nov. 9.   The team struggled in singles with two first round exits in the main draw from freshman Jesse Sprinkel and junior ...