MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Dartmouth men’s tennis team had a good showing on the first day of the Gopher Invitational hosted by Minnesota on Friday, going 7-2 in singles action and 2-2 in doubles play.

In singles action, Chris Kipouras scored a come-from-behind win in Flight 1 while Erik Nordahl and Brandon DeBot each netted straight set wins in Flight 2. In Flight 3, the Big Green went 3-0 as Brendan Tannenbaum and George Wall won in two sets while Diego Pedraza held off Jeremy Lynn for a three-set triumph. Cameron Ghorbani topped Tucker Saxon of Minnesota, 6-4, 6-0, in Flight 4.

In doubles play, Dartmouth went 2-0 in Flight 2 as the tandems of Sam Todd/Nordahl and Kipouras/Pedraza cruised to 8-2 and 8-3 victories, respectively.

The Big Green continue the event on Saturday, Nov. 2.

SINGLES
Flight 1
Jack Hamburg (MINN) def. Dovydas Sakinis (DART), 6-1, 6-3
Chris Kipouras (DART ) def. Ruben Weber (MINN), 1-6, 7-5, 1-0 (2)
Flight 2
Erik Nordahl (DART) def. Michael Treis (WMU), 7-6 (1), 6-2
Brandon DeBot (DART) def. Mathieu Froment (MINN), 6-4, 6-1
Eric Frueh (MINN) vs. Sam Todd (DART), 6-4, 6-7 (3), 1-0 (4)
Flight 3
Brendan Tannenbaum (DART) def. Jimmy Backwith (WMU), 6-2, 7-6 (4)
George Wall (DART) def. Franz Sydow (MINN), 6-4, 6-1
Diego Pedraza (DART) def. Jeremy Lynn (MINN), 6-4, 2-6, 1-0 (5)
Flight 4
Cameron Ghorbani (DART) def. Tucker Saxon (MINN), 6-4, 6-0

DOUBLES
Flight 1
Jack Hamburg/Mathieu Froment (MINN) def. Ghorbani/Tannenbaum, (DART), 8-6
Ruben Weber/Eric Frueh (MINN) def. Sakinis/DeBot (DART), 8-3
Flight 2
Todd/Nordahl (DART) def. Jimmy Beckwith/Marc Shideler (WMU), 8-3
Kipouras/Pedraza (DART) def. Franz Sydow/Jeremy Lynn (MINN), 8-2