MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Dartmouth men’s tennis team opened play at the three-day Gopher Invitational on Friday, playing a handful of singles and doubles matches against some tough opponents.
The Big Green won four of their doubles matches throughout the day. In the first round, sophomore David Horneffer and junior Roko Glasnovic had a 6-3 win over a pair from Notre Dame, while freshmen John Speicher and Gilbert Jaeger had a 6-4 second-round victory over another Fighting Irish duo.
Horneffer and Glasnovic had their second win of the day, this time in the quarterfinal, taking down a team from Wisconsin by a score of 6-3. In the consolation quarterfinal, freshmen Peter Conklin and Casey Ross had a 6-3 win over a pair from Denver.
In the first round of singles, Horneffer defeated Matt Gamble of Notre Dame, 6-4, 6-3, while Speicher and Jaeger both took down players from Utah. Speicher had a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Joe Woolley, and Jaeger took down Randy Cory, 6-4, 6-4.
At the Connecticut State Championship hosted by Yale, senior Paul Midgley defeated Santiago Montufar, 6-1, 6-4.
The Gopher Invitational and the Connecticut State Championship will both continue on Saturday morning.
First Round Doubles
Micevskik/Little (Utah) def. Conklin/Ross (Dartmouth), 7-5
Horneffer/Glasnovic (Dartmouth) def. Gamble/Kempin (ND), 6-3
Wolley/Corey (Utah) def. Speicher/Jaeger (Dartmouth), 7-5
Second Round Doubles
Speicher/Jaeger (Dartmouth) def. Dawson/Somers (ND), 6-4
Horneffer/Glasnovic (Dartmouth) def. O’Hoisin/Sofyer (Wisconsin), 6-3
Consolation Quarterfinal Doubles
Conklin/Ross (Dartmouth) def. Morris/Ruder (Denver), 6-3
First Round Singles
Micevski (Utah) def. Conklin (Dartmouth), 6-2, 6-3
Little (Utah) def. Ross (Dartmouth), 3-6, 6-3 (10-6)
Horneffer (Dartmouth) def. Gamble (ND), 6-4, 6-3
Kempin (ND) def. Glasnovic (Dartmouth), 6-4, 6-3
Speicher (Dartmouth) def. Woolley (Utah), 7-5, 6-2
Jaeger (Dartmouth) def. Cory (Utah), 6-4, 6-4
Connecticut State Championship Singles
Midgley (Dartmouth) def. Montufar (BC), 6-1, 6-4