Minnesota's Wernet Earns Weekly Men's Tennis Honor

April 5, 2011

Big Ten Men's Tennis Weekly Release

Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week
Tobias Wernet, Minnesota
Sr. - Mainz, Germany - Karthause Gymnasium

Minnesota's Tobias Wernet collects Big Ten Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week honors for the first time in his career after propelling the 24th-ranked Gophers to wins against No. 22 Michigan and No. 53 Michigan State. Wernet and teammate Rok Bonin opened the weekend with an 8-4 win over the Spartans' Aaron Pfister and Ronnie Hulewicz at No. 2 doubles. Wernet followed with a 6-2, 6-4 triumph against Hulewicz at No. 2 singles to help Minnesota to a 4-3 win. Wernet and Bonin picked up another 8-4 victory at No. 2 doubles on Sunday, defeating Michigan's Barrett Franks and Chris Madden. The Gopher senior then earned his second win of the weekend at No. 2 singles, taking down No. 57 Jason Jung, 6-4, 1-6, 6-3, in Minnesota's 5-2 win over the Wolverines.

Last Minnesota Athlete of the Week: Sebastian Gallego (April 20, 2010)

2011 Big Ten Men's Tennis Athletes of the Week
Jan. 11: Evan King, So., MICH
Jan. 18: Johnny Hamui, Sr., ILL
Jan. 25: Josh MacTaggart, So., IND
Feb. 1: Dennis Nevolo, Jr., ILL
Feb. 8: Chase Buchanan, Jr., OSU
Feb. 15: Dennis Nevolo, Jr., ILL
Feb. 22: Chase Buchanan, Jr., OSU
March 1: Evan King, So., MICH
March 8: Johnny Hamui, Sr., ILL
March 15: Eddie Bourchier, Sr., PSU
March 22: Blaz Rola, Fr., OSU
March 29: Josh MacTaggart, So., IND
April 5: Tobias Wernet, Sr., MINN