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    No. 26 Northwestern Edged by No. 47 Minnesota, 4-3

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    Chris Jackman won his ninth-straight match for the Wildcats.

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    Chris Jackman won his ninth-straight match for the Wildcats.
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    March 29, 2013

    Site: Minneapolis, Minn. (Baseline Tennis Center)
    Score: No. 47 Minnesota 4, No. 26 Northwestern 3
    Records: NU (16-5, 2-2 Big Ten), Minnesota (7-8 3-1 Big Ten)
    Next NU Event: Sunday, March 31 - at Wisconsin (Nielsen Tennis Center), Noon

    Results

    MINNEAPOLIS - No. 26 Northwestern picked up a trio of singles wins but it wasn't enough as the Wildcats fell to No. 47 Minnesota 4-3 Friday evening at Baseline Tennis Center.

    The Golden Gophers jumped out in front as they took the doubles point by getting wins at the Nos. 1 and 3 positions. The duo of Mihir Kumar and Spencer Wolf did pick up an 8-5 win at No. 2 for NU, but it wasn't enough.

    The hosts increased their lead to 2-0 with a victory at No. 4, but Chris Jackman got the Wildcats on the board as he cruised to a 6-3, 6-1 win over Ruben Weber at No. 6.

    Northwestern also got a straight-sets win at No. 5 as Alex Pasareanu took down reigning Big Ten Player of the Week 7-6, 6-2. However, Minnesota clinched the match with victories at the Nos. 1 and 2 spots.

    The 'Cats got one final victory at No. 3 where Sidarth Balaji was awarded a win when Jack Hamburg retired with the two players tied at a set apiece and 3-3 in the third set.

    Northwestern returns to action at noon Sunday as it travels to Madison to face 70th-ranked Wisconsin.

    #47 Minnesota 4, #26 Northwestern 3
    Doubles

    1. Froment/Hamburg (MINN) def. Balaji/Smith (NU), 8-4
    2. Kumar/Wolf (NU) def. Bonin/Ramirez (MINN), 8-5
    3. Frueh/Toledo (MINN) def. Baev/Pasareanu (NU), 8-5
    Order of Finish: 1, 3*, 2

    Singles
    1. #41 Rok Bonin (MINN) def. Spencer Wolf (NU), 6-2, 6-3
    2. #100 Leandro Toledo (MINN) def. Raleigh Smith (NU), 6-3, 1-6, 6-1
    3. Sidarth Balaji (NU) def. Jack Hamburg (MINN) 6-7 (8), 6-4, 3-3, retired
    4. Mathieu Froment (MINN) def. Mihir Kumar (NU), 6-3, 6-1
    5. Alex Pasareanu (NU) def. Juan Pablo Ramirez (MINN), 7-6, 6-2
    6. Chris Jackman (NU) def. Ruben Weber (MINN), 6-3, 6-1
    Order of Finish: 4, 6, 1, 2*, 5, 3