Men’s Tennis Earns Trio Of Sweeps Against Bethel, Concordia, & Morningside

Posted on February 28th, 2016 by

Gustavus 9, Bethel 0 (Box) | Gustavus 9, Concordia 0 (Box) | Gustavus 9, Morningside 0 (Box)

ST. PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus Adolphus College men’s tennis team earned three victories on Saturday at the Swanson Tennis Center, two of which came in MIAC action. The Gusties took down Bethel, Concordia, and Morningside, all by scores of 9-0 to move to 8-0 overall and 5-0 in the conference.

“We’re very pleased with the effort from the guys today,” said Coach Tommy Valentini. “We’re continuing to make good progress and are grateful we had good results to match the way we competed.”

Gustavus began its day with a sweep of Bethel, as Mohanad Alhouni (So., Tripoli, Libya), Andres Saenz (Sr., Cancun, Mexico), Zach Ekstein (So., Eagan, Minn.), Tommy Entwistle (So., Sioux Falls, S.D.), Mitch Elofson (Sr., St. Peter, Minn.), and David Hagberg (Jr., Eden Prairie, Minn.) combined for the nine total points in singles and doubles.

Singles vs. Bethel
1. Mohanad Alhouni (GAC) def. Matt Schull (BU) 6-3, 6-2

2. Andres Saenz (GAC) def. Kolin Kiekhofer (BU) 6-2, 6-1
3. Zach Ekstein (GAC) def. Jakob Bartels (BU) 6-0, 6-2
4. Mitch Elofson (GAC) def. Hunter Fernelius (BU) 7-5, 6-1
5. Tommy Entwistle (GAC) def. Luke Palmquist (BU) 6-1, 6-3
6. David Hagberg (GAC) def. Henry Morris (BU) 6-2, 6-3

Doubles vs. Bethel
1. Mohanad Alhouni/Andres Saenz (GAC) def. Matt Schull/Luke Palmquist (BU) 8-4
2. Tommy Entwistle/Zach Ekstein (GAC) def. Bret Lizotte/Jakob Bartels (BU) 8-5
3. Mitch Elofson/David Hagberg (GAC) def. Kolin Kiekhofer/Hunter Fernelius (BU) 8-1

Against Concordia, the Gusties were similarly successful, but split their lineup to include more players. Alhouni, Saenz, Gabe Steinwand (So., Moorhead, Minn.), and Joakim Ekfeldt (Jr., Stokholm, Sweden) were victorious in both the singles and doubles lineups, and Collin Sandgren (Fy., Forsyth, Ill.) made his singles lineup debut.

Singles vs. Concordia
1. Mohanad Alhouni (GAC) def. Isaac Toivonen (CC) 6-0, 6-2
2. Andres Saenz (GAC) def. David Schneck (CC) 6-0, 6-0
3. Mitch Elofson (GAC) def. Zach Zitur (CC) 6-3, 6-3
4. Gabe Steinwand (GAC) def. Jesse Schneeberger (CC) 6-0, 6-4
5. Joakim Ekfeldt (GAC) def. Matthew Engum (CC) 6-0, 6-1
6. Collin Sandgren (GAC) def. Austin Storm (CC) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles vs. Concordia
1. Andres Saenz/Mohanad Alhouni (GAC) def. Isaac Toivonen/David Schneck (CC) 8-3
2. Zach Ekstein/Tommy Entwistle (GAC) def. Matthew Engum/Zach Zitur (CC) 8-1
3. Gabe Steinwand/Joakim Ekfeldt (GAC) def. Jesse Schneeberger/Austin Storm (CC) 8-0

The Gusties’ match with Morningside featured several more new players in the lineup, with Chase Johnson (Fy., Hopkins, Minn.), Patrick Whaling (Fy., Richmond, Va.), Mason Bultje (So., Mankato, Minn.), Taylor Parr (So., Eden Prairie, Minn.), and Alex Senjem (Fy., Rochester, Minn.) each taking part and winning matches.

Singles vs. Morningside
1. Gabe Steinwand (GAC) def. Pedro Pinassi (MORN) 6-2, 6-2
2. David Hagberg (GAC) def. Bernie Cadario (MORN) 6-1, 6-1
3. Chase Johnson (GAC) def. Brandon Stoll (MORN) 6-0, 6-1
4. Patrick Whaling (GAC) def. Aksbay Krisba (MORN) 6-0, 6-1
5. Mason Bultje (GAC) def. Hunter Renn (MORN) 6-0, 6-0
6. Taylor Parr (GAC) def. Trung Ho (MORN) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles vs. Morningside
1. Mason Bultje/Taylor Parr (GAC) def. Brandon Stoll/Danny Graves (MORN) 8-2
2. Chase Johnson/Patrick Whaling (GAC) def. Pedro Pinassi/Bernie Cadario (MORN) 8-0
3. Alex Senjem/Collin Sandgren (GAC) def. Aksbay Krisba/Hunter Renn (MORN) 8-0

The Gusties take on three non-conference opponents next Saturday. One squad will travel to Jackson, Wis. to take on regional foe UW-Whitewater at 2 p.m., while another will stay home to compete against Central College and Martin Luther College at 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., respectively.


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