Men’s Tennis Ends Regular Season With 8-1 Victory Over Luther

Posted on April 30th, 2012 by

Mya Smith-Dennis returns a volley at No. 1 singles. Photo courtesy of Jeff Hunt (J-Buddy Photography)

The Gustavus men’s tennis team concluded its 2012 regular season campaign with an 8-1 victory over Luther College Sunday at the Brown Outdoor Courts in St. Peter, Minn. The 20th-ranked Gusties end the regular season with a 19-7 overall record, while the Norse fall to 21-6.

The Three Crowns won all six singles matches in straight sets with the lone loss coming at the No. 3 doubles position. Joey MacGibbon and Bradley Enwistle suffered just their second loss in ten matches as teammates this season in an 8-4 setback to Aaron Gendron and Tyler Zinnecker.

Mya Smith-Dennis stepped into the No. 1 singles spot for the first time since Feb. 11 and came away with a 6-3, 6-4 victory; his sixth consecutive singles win.

Gustavus will now prepare for the 2012 MIAC Playoffs, which it will once again play host for. The Gusties enter as the No. 1 seed and have earned a first round bye along with the No. 2 seed Carleton. No. 3 St. Olaf will take on No. 6 Saint John’s on Friday at 3:00 p.m., while No. 4 St. Thomas will square off against No. 5 Macalester at the same time. The lowest remaining seed will play Gustavus on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and the highest remaining seed will face Carleton at the same time as well. The MIAC title match will be played on Saturday at 4:00 p.m.

Singles Competition

1. Mya Smith-Dennis (GAC) def. Scott Sundstrom (LUT) 6-3, 6-4

2. Juan Luis Chu (GAC) def. Ramesh Karki (LUT) 6-4, 6-0

3. Tyler Johnson (GAC) def. Nick Mozena (LUT) 6-3, 7-6

4. Joey MacGibbon (GAC) def. Aaron Gendron (LUT) 5-5, retired

5. Bradley Entwistle (GAC) def. Matt Bellio (LUT) 6-3, 6-2

6. Grant Leisner (GAC) def. James Ayer (LUT) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles Competition

1. Amrik Donkena/Mya Smith-Dennis (GAC) def. Scott Sundstrom/Ramesh Karki (LUT) 8-2

2. Daniel Pomeranc/Juan Luis Chu (GAC) def. Nick Mozena/James Ayer (LUT) 8-6

3. Aaron Gendron/Tyler Zinnecker (LUT) def. Joey MacGibbon/Bradley Entwistle (GAC) 8-4


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