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2011 Gopher Invite Recap

North Dakota State University at 2011 Gopher Invite 1

Sixteen Teams participated in the 2011 Gopher Invite at the University of Minnesota's Baseline Tennis Center.  Only one team could emerge victorious, and that team was the University of Illinois' "A" Team, who defeated the home crowd favorites from the University of Minnesota's "A" Team.

The tournament took place over the course of two days, with all sixteen teams being divided into four pools of four teams.  The top teams from play on Saturday were then divided into four brackets - Gold, Silver, Bronze & Copper - based on their pool results.  Bracket play started bright and early on Sunday.    

Marquette University won the top spot in the Silver Bracket over North Dakota State University.  The University of North Dakota's "A" Team beat out Loyola University for the top spot in the Bronze Bracket.  And the Copper Bracket saw the University of Wisconsin - Stout beat out the University of North Dakota's "B" Team.  It was a fantastic weekend of tennis, and everyone enjoyed the competition. 

Final standings:

1.) University of Illinois "A" Team
2.) University of Minnesota "A" Team
3.) University of Minnesota "B" Team
4.) University of Wisconsin - Madison
5.) Marquette University
6.) North Dakota State University
7.) University of Illinois "B" Team
8.) University of Minnesota "C" Team
9.) University of North Dakota "A" Team
10.) Loyola University, Chicago "A" Team
11.) Loyola University, Chicago "B" Team
12.) Valley City State University
13.) University of Wisconsin - Stout
14.) University of North Dakota "B" Team
15.) Gustavus Adolphus College
16.) University of Wisconsin - Superior

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