Men’s Tennis Secures 27th Straight MIAC Championship With 8-1 Win Over St. Thomas

Posted on April 26th, 2015 by

St. Paul, Minn. – The Gustavus Adolphus men’s tennis team secured it 27th consecutive MIAC Championship with an 8-1 victory over the University of St. Thomas on Sunday afternoon at the St. Paul Academy Outdoor Courts. Gustavus finishes the 2015 regular season with an overall record of 17-10 and an MIAC mark of 9-0. With the win, Gustavus locks down the No. 1 seed in the MIAC Playoffs and will host the winner of the No. 4 versus No. 5 matchup between St. Thomas and Macalester in the semifinal round on Thursday, April 30 at 4:30 p.m. in St. Peter.

The MIAC Championship is the 48th for the Gustavus men’s tennis team since 1940 and the sixth for head coach Tommy Valentini since taking over the program in the 2009-10 season.  Within their run of 27 straight league titles, the Gusties have won 251 consecutive MIAC matches.

Singles Competition
1. Mohanad Al-Houni (GAC) def. Luke Elifson (UST-MEN) 7-6, 6-1
2. Motasem Al-Houni (GAC) def. Burke Anderson (UST-MEN) 6-3, 6-0
3. Scott Wall (UST-MEN) def. Andres Saenz (GAC) 2-6, 7-5, 10-8
4. Brad Entwistle (GAC) def. Allen-Michael Muench (UST-MEN) 6-0, 6-1
5. Mitch Elofson (GAC) def. Tom Runde (UST-MEN) 6-0, 6-2
6. Zach Ekstein (GAC) def. Matt Kavanagh (UST-MEN) 6-2, 6-0

Doubles Competition
1. Motasem Al-Houni/Andres Saenz (GAC) def. Brady Radermacher/Luke Elifson (UST-MEN) 8-4
2. Brad Entwistle/Mohanad Al-Houni (GAC) def. Scott Wall/Burke Anderson (UST-MEN) 8-1
3. Zach Ekstein/Mitch Elofson (GAC) def. Matt Kavanagh/Ben Wait (UST-MEN) 8-2


One Comment

  1. Judith and Roger Erickson says:

    Congratulations to the team and their coach Tommy Valentino!