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Gopher Tennis: Leandro Toledo Upsets #6 Domijan in NCAA First Round!

Toledo is the first Gopher to advance pas the first round in five years

Toledo is the first Gopher to advance to the NCAA Second Round since 2009
Toledo is the first Gopher to advance to the NCAA Second Round since 2009
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Gopher junior Leandro Toledo was seeded #38 out of 64 players to make the NCAA Single's Tennis Tournament.  In the first round he was matched up with #6 Alex Domijan of Virginia.  In an exciting match, Toledo upset Domijan 6-7 (4), 7-6 (12), 6-4 at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Georgia.

After a back and froth first set against the  three-time All-American Domijan that finished with a tiebreaker win for Domijan,  Toledo rebounded to claim a tiebreaker in the second set.  He was one point away from a loss on multiple occasions, but hung on to force a third and final set with a 14-12 tiebreaker win.

In the third set, Toledo jumped out to a 3-1 lead and never slowed down to finish a 6-4 set win.  It was only  Domijan's  second loss of 2014 and just the 17th loss of his four-year career.

Toledo is the first Gopher to win a first round match since Ishay Hadash, who upset Cory Parr of Wake Forest before falling in the second round in 2009.  Of the seven players representing the Big Ten in the Round of 64, only Toledo and Peter Kobelt from Ohio State advanced. Toledo defeated Kobelt when the Gophers faced the Buckeyes back on April 4.

Toldeo is in progress in his second round match against #31Diego Galeano of Baylor as of 9:05 this AM.  Toledo won the first set 6-3 and had a 2-1 lead in the second set as this was published.  You can live stream his second round match if you are reading this Thursday morning here. Toledo's match is on Court 4.

If Toledo wins, he would move on to face either No. 28 Alex Sarkissian of Pepperdine or No. 29 Romain Bogaerts of Wake Forest Friday in the Round of 16.  he would be the first Gopher to advance to the third round since 2002.