The No. 11-rated Gophers women’s gymnastics team will face No. 1 Oklahoma at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Sports Pavilion.
Minnesota (1-1) is coming off a close loss on Thursday at Maryland in its Big Ten opener. Junior Lindsay Mable has won two all-around titles and four event titles already. She is the defending Big Ten champion in the all-around.
The Sooners (1-0) are 5-0 against Minnesota under head coach K.J. Kindler. Oklahoma, which tied with Florida for the NCAA championship last year, is led by junior Haley Scaman, the Big 12 gymnast of the year last season.
• The Minnesota men’s gymnastics team will open its season at the Windy City Invitational, which starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the University of Illinois-Chicago Pavilion. The Gophers placed fourth in this meet a year ago. It is the nation’s oldest (45th year) and largest men’s regular-season invitational and has a field of six, including five Big Ten teams.
U men’s tennis opens
The Gophers men’s tennis team will open its season Saturday with two matches at the Baseline Tennis Center. Minnesota will play Marquette at noon and South Dakota State at 6 p.m.
Leandro Toledo, a returning first-team All-Big Ten player, is one of the Gophers’ five seniors. Minnesota is ranked No. 49 in the ITA national rankings. Toledo is ranked 17th in singles and 58th, with freshman Felix Corwin, in doubles.
Track at fieldhouse
The Gophers women’s track and field team opens its indoor season with the Minnesota Open at the University of Minnesota Fieldhouse. Field events start at noon, running events at 1 p.m. Among the top returning performers for the Gophers are Devin Stanford, 15th in the hammer throw in the NCAA meet last spring, and sprinters Titania Markland and Jessica Waldvogel.