The Gustavus men’s tennis team lost to Division I University of Hawaii 7-0 in Honolulu on Friday, February 6. The Gusties lost all six singles matches and two of three doubles matches. The #2 doubles team of Ben Lundell and Loren Collins claimed a 8-3 win for the lone Gustie victory.
In singles play, Gustavus battled the Rainbows in every match but was unable to win a set in any of the six matches. Sophomore Brett Morse-Karzen had a very competitive match at the #4 position as he fell to Derrick Lajola, 6-7, 4-6.
In doubles play, the Gusties came very close to claiming the doubles point with three very competitive matches. At the #1 position, Brett Morse-Karzen and Adam Morgan loss to Dalibor Ptak and Ryan Seats 8-9 (7-4 in the tiebreaker). At the #2 position, Lundell and Collins defeated Bryon Weinberg and Derrick Lajola 8-3 and at the #3 position, the Gusties Roy Bryan and Kyle Anderson were edged by Jarrod Diepraam and Burke Marold 7-9.
Coach Steve Wilkinson’s squad was also scheduled to play defending Division II National Champion Brigham Young-Hawaii in Honolulu on Thursday but that match was cancelled because of rain.
Gustavus will play three matches this Saturday, February 14 including home matches against St. John’s (9:30 am) and UW-Eau Claire (6:30 pm) and a road match in Moorhead against Concordia (7:00 pm).
Hawaii Match Results
#1 Dalibor Ptak, Hawaii defeated Loren Collins, Gustavus 6-2, 6-2
#2 Ryan Seats, Hawaii defeated Adam Morgan, Gustavus 6-3, 6-1
#3 Bryon Weinberg, Hawaii defeated Ben Lundell, Gustavus 7-5, 6-2
#4 Derrick Lajola, Hawaii defeated Brett Morse-Karzen, Gustavus 7-6, 6-4
#5 Jarrod Diepraam, Hawaii defeated Kyle Anderson, Gustavus 6-1, 6-4
#6 Burke Marold, Hawaii defeated Roy Bryan, Gustavus 6-1, 7-5
#1 Ptak/Seats, Hawaii defeated Morgan/Morse-Karzen, Gustavus 9-8 (4)
#2 Lundell/Collins, Gustavus defeated Weinberg/Lajola, Hawaii 8-3
#3 Diepraam-Marold, Hawaii defeated Bryan/Anderson, Gustavus 9-7