The 24th-ranked Gustavus men’s tennis team improved its win streak to eight with a pair of shutouts Saturday in St. Peter, Minn. against St. Norbert College and St. Cloud State University. The Gusties move to 13-4 overall, while St. Norbert falls to 3-8 and St. Cloud State to 13-5.
Straight-set victories have become a common trend for the Gustie men as they cruised to said wins against both St. Norbert and St. Cloud State in singles competition. The tightest match in singles play came at the No. 1 role against St. Norbert as Bradley Entwistle edged Derek Harrington 7-5, 7-5 in consecutive tiebreakers.
St. Norbert College
1. Bradley Entwistle (GAC) def. Derek Harrington (SNC) 7-5, 7-5
2. Daniel Pomeranc (GAC) def. Tim Hartwick (SNC) 6-3, 6-1
3. Grant Leisner (GAC) def. Matt Lobeck (SNC) 6-2, 6-0
4. Ryan Hallsten (GAC) def. Nick Acosta (SNC) 6-0, 6-0
5. Bryan Miles (GAC) def. Josh Sweere (SNC) 6-1, 6-3
6. Brooks Stapleton (GAC) def. Nate Gosz (SNC) 6-4, 6-0
1. Joey MacGibbon/Bradley Entwistle (GAC) def. Derek Harrington/Nick Acosta (SNC) 8-1
2. Brooks Stapleton/Ryan Hallsten (GAC) def. Tim Hartwick/Costin Fink (SNC) 8-1
3. Connor Illies/Rodrigo Otero (GAC) def. Josh Sweere/Matt Lobeck (SNC) 8-3
St. Cloud State University
1. Amrik Donkena (GAC) def. Joao Orsi (SCSU) 6-0, 6-2
2. Mya Smith-Dennis (GAC) def. Matt Sturgeon (SCSU) 6-2, 6-4
3. Juan Luis Chu (GAC) def. Tyler Hjalmquist (SCSU) 6-4, 6-4
4. Tyler Johnson (GAC) def. Elliot O’Neal (SCSU) 6-1, 6-2
5. Joey MacGibbon (GAC) def. Jordan Peterson (SCSU) 6-1, 6-1
6. Patrick Clark (GAC) def. Matheus Aching (SCSU) 6-2, 6-3
1. Amrik Donkena/Mya Smith-Dennis (GAC) def. Tyler Hjalmquist/Matt Sturgeon (SCSU) 8-2
2. Daniel Pomeranc/Juan Luis Chu (GAC) def. Michael Margolies/Jordan Peterson (SCSU) 8-2
3. Patrick Clark/Tyler Johnson (GAC) def. Elliot O’Neal/Jeremy Thompson (SCSU) 8-1
The Three Crowns will travel to California during the first week of April for match-ups against Whittier College on April 3, Pomona-Pitzer on April 4 and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on April 6.