Men’s Tennis Drops Narrow Match To No. 12 Trinity 5-4

Posted on March 31st, 2016 by

Senior Mitch Elofson won both his singles and doubles matches in Thursday's match vs. No. 12 Trinity.

Senior Mitch Elofson won both his singles and doubles matches in Thursday’s match vs. No. 12 Trinity.

Box Score

SAN ANTONIO – The Gustavus Adolphus College men’s tennis team dropped a narrow 5-4 decision to No. 12-ranked Trinity University on Thursday afternoon at Trinity University. The No. 19-ranked Gusties, who played without regular No. 2 singles player Andres Saenz (Sr., Cancun, Mexico) in singles, now drop to 14-5 on the season.

“I was very pleased with how the guys competed tonight,” said Coach Tommy Valentini. “Hats off to Trinity on a well-played match – it was close and our guys stuck together and were bold when in winning positions. Despite coming up a bit short on the scoreboard, we showed good poise and excellent depth. Now we need to turn our focus to a good recovery on a quick turnaround for two more very good teams in WashU and Texas Lutheran tomorrow.”

The Gusties will indeed have their hands full again tomorrow, as they take on another top-ranked foe in No. 13 Washington University-St. Louis at 10 a.m. and Texas Lutheran at 6 p.m.

Doubles vs. No. 12 Trinity
1.) Paxton Deuel/Matt Tyler (TU) def. Mohanad Alhouni/Andres Saenz (GAC) 8-6
2.) Eliot Guin/Wilson Lambeth (TU) def. Zach Ekstein/Tommy Entwistle (GAC) 8-5
3.) Mitch Elofson/David Hagberg (GAC) def. Chas Mayer/Cam Bilsbarrow (TU) 8-6

Singles vs. No. 12 Trinity
1.) Deuel (TU) def. Alhouni (GAC) 6-4, 6-0
2.) Mayer (TU) def. Ekstein (GAC) 6-1, 7-5
3.) Elofson (GAC) def. Lambeth (TU) 6-4, 6-4
4.) Matt Tyler (TU) def. Entwistle (GAC) 7-6, 6-3
5.) Gabe Steinwand (GAC) def. Kevin Lee (TU) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6
6.) Chase Johnson (GAC) def. Tilden Oliver (TU) 7-6, 6-1


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