Lobos Fall at Minnesota, 7-0
March 6, 2010
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. --- The University of New Mexico men's tennis team stumbled in its attempt to upset Minnesota Friday afternoon at the Baseline Tennis Center, dropping all nine doubles and singles matches to the 46th-ranked Golden Gophers en route to a 7-0 defeat.
The Lobos, ranked 54th entering this weekend's two matches, saw freshman Jadon Phillips and sophomore Ben Dunbar take Minnesota's No. 1 doubles team of Sebastian Gallego and Phillip Arndt to 14 games before falling 8-6.
Gallego, a native of Medellin, Colombia, and the No. 77-ranked singles player in the country, also bested Dunbar in singles action, 6-3, 6-2. The loss is Dunbar's first in his last five singles matches.
Phillips notched the Lobos' lone set win of the match and came within three points in the pro set of winning the Lobos first match of the day, eventually succumbing to Dino Bilankov 6-4, 4-6, 10-7. Phillips played in the No. 4 spot for New Mexico.
Playing in the No. 2 spot, Carl Ho went toe-to-toe with Wernet - ranked No. 111 in singles play - before losing 6-3, 6-4. In the No. 5 spot, Wood lost the first set to Michael Sicora, 6-1, before taking him to 12 games in the second, dropping the second set, 7-5.
New Mexico is now 3-5 on the season, while Minnesota improves to continues 5-4.
The Lobos take part in the second of their two Twin Cities matches Saturday at 1 p.m. MST, against No. 22 Washington.
#46 Minnesota 7, #54 New Mexico 0