University of Minnesota Director of Athletics Mark Coyle announced today that the tennis team will not compete for the remainder of the season due to a rash of injuries that has reduced the available number of healthy players to three.

“Our first concern is always the health and safety of our student-athletes,” said Coyle. “This is an unfortunate and extremely unique situation where we no longer have enough healthy student-athletes to compete for the remainder of the season. We have communicated our situation to the Big Ten, and I commend our student-athletes who have proudly competed for the Maroon and Gold this year. This is an extremely difficult way for their season to end. Our goal is to help our student-athletes recover and to field a healthy and competitive roster for the 2023-24 academic year.”

Minnesota routinely competed with only four student-athletes for most of the season and compiled an admirable 5-12 record under difficult circumstances.

The Gophers have five regular-season matches left on their schedule in addition to the Big Ten Tournament. The team will not compete in any of these matches and they will officially be recorded a forfeit.

(info and photo courtesy of Gopher Sports)

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