Men’s Tennis Takes Seventh Place At ITA National Indoor Championship

Posted on February 26th, 2012 by

Juan Luis Chu sets up for a back-hand Saturday at the ITA Indoor Championship. Photo courtesy of Jeff Hunt (J-Buddy Photography)

After dropping its first two matches of the weekend, the Gustavus men’s tennis team defeated 11th-ranked University of Chicago 7-2 Saturday in St. Peter, Minn. for a seventh place finish at the 2012 ITA National Indoor Championship. The Gusties improve to 6-4 overall, while the Maroons drop to 4-4.

The Gusties claimed four victories in singles play and swept doubles competition.

Emory University, who defeated Gustavus 6-3 in the quarterfinals, won the ITA National Indoor Championship with a 7-2 victory over UC-Santa Cruz. Kenyon College took third place after defeating Washington University 5-4 and Trinity University took fifth with a 6-3 win over Pomona-Pitzer Colleges.

Singles Competition

1. Amrik Donkena (GAC) def. Troy Brinker (UC) 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (7-2)

2. Mya Smith-Dennis (GAC) def. Jan Stefanski (UC) 5-7, 6-0, 6-2

3. Ankur Bhargava (UC) def. Juan Luis Chu (GAC) 7-6 (7-4), 7-5

4. Alexander Golovin (UC) def. Patrick Clark (GAC) 6-7 (5-7), 6-1, 6-3

5. Tyler Johnson (GAC) def. Zsolt Szabo (UC) 4-6, 6-4, 10-4

6. Joey MacGibbon (GAC) def. Deepak Sabada (UC) 3-0, retired

Doubles Competition

1. Amrik Donkena/Mya Smith-Dennis (GAC) def. Troy Brinker/Jan Stefanski (UC) 8-4

2. Patrick Clark/Tyler Johnson (GAC) def. Ankur Bhargava/Deepak Sabada (UC) 8-6

3. Juan Luis Chu/Daniel Pomeranc (GAC) def. Zsolt Szabo/Harrison Abrams (UC) 9-8 (7-5)

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