Milwaukee – The Gustavus Adophus men’s tennis team cruised to a 9-0 victory over Carthage College in its season-opener on Friday, Feb. 7 at the Pleasant Valley Tennis & Fitness Club.
The Gusties picked up three wins in the doubles before completing the sweep with six wins in singles play. Gustavus’s No. 1 doubles team of Mya Smith-Dennis (Sr., Savage, Minn.) and Motasem Al-Houni (Tripoli, Libya) found itself in a back-and-forth battle against Alex Boomgarden and Pawel Jaworski. In the end, the Gusties were able to persevere 9-8 with an 8-2 win in the tiebreak.
Gustavus’s No. 2-through-6 singles players cruised to straight-set wins, while Smith-Dennis edged Boomgarden at the No. 1 spot 7-5, 3-6, 11-9.
The Gustavus men’s tennis team will be back in action on Saturday, Feb. 8 when it takes on Washington University (Mo.) at 3:00 p.m. in Milwaukee.
1. #23 Mya Smith-Dennis (GAC) def. Boomgarden, Alex (CARTHAGE) 7-5, 3-6, 11-9
2. Grant Leisner (GAC) def. Jump, Ryan (CARTHAGE) 7-5, 7-5
3. Juan Luis Chu (GAC) def. Jaworski, Pawel (CARTHAGE) 7-5, 6-0
4. Joe MacGibbon (GAC) def. Conley, Chris (CARTHAGE) 6-4, 6-1
5. Brad Entwistle (GAC) def. O’Connell, Tony (CARTHAGE) 7-5, 6-3
6. Motasem Al-Houni (GAC) def. Ferruzzi, Alex (CARTHAGE) 6-0, 6-1
1. #17 Mya Smith-Dennis/Motasem Al-Houni (GAC) def. Boomgarden, Alex/Jaworski, Pawel (CARTHAGE) 9-8 (8-2)
2. Juan Luis Chu/Joe MacGibbon (GAC) def. Jump, Ryan/Conley, Chris (CARTHAGE) 8-2
3. Andres Saenz Hoyo/Marcel Gyswyt (GAC) def. O’Connell, Tony/Moon, Conor (CARTHAGE) 8-0