Men’s Tennis Returns To MIAC Play, Shuts Out Saint Mary’s 9-0

Posted on March 24th, 2012 by

Joey MacGibbon made quick work at No. 5 singles, winning 6-1, 6-0.

The Gustavus men’s tennis team returned to MIAC action Friday in Winona, Minn. after seven non-league matches and kept its undefeated conference record alive with a 9-0 shutout over Saint Mary’s University. The 24th-ranked Gusties improve to 6-0 in the MIAC and 11-4 overall, while the Cardinals drop to 8-6 overall and 1-2 in league play.

In the singles draw, Gustavus didn’t give up more than two games per set and won each doubles match by at least five games.

Singles Competition

1. Amrik Donkena (GAC) def. Michael Lunka (SMU) 6-0, 6-2

2. Mya Smith-Dennis (GAC) def. Bobby Steingraeber (SMU) 6-1, 6-1

3. Juan Luis Chu (GAC) def. Sam Puff (SMU) 6-2, 6-1

4. Tyler Johnson (GAC) def. Gavin Smith (SMU) 6-2, 6-1

5. Joey MacGibbon (GAC) def. Justin Loeffler (SMU) 6-1, 6-0

6. Patrick Clark (GAC) def. Nick Kasel (SMU) 6-0, 6-1

Doubles Competition

1. Amrik Donkena/Mya Smith-Dennis (GAC) def. Michael Lunka/Bobby Steingraeber (SMU) 8-3

2. Daniel Pomeranc/Juan Luis Chu (GAC) def. Sam Puff/Justin Loeffler (SMU) 8-0

3. Tyler Johnson/Patrick Clark (GAC) def. Gavin Smith/Nick Kasel (SMU) 8-2

Gustavus returns home for two non-conference match-ups Saturday against St. Norbert (11:30 a.m.) and St. Cloud State University (6:30 p.m.) at the Swanson Tennis Center.


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