Men’s Tennis Falls To Whitman To Open 2017 Spring Campaign

Posted on February 3rd, 2017 by

Mohanad Alhouni collected one singles win and one doubles win in the spring opener.


WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The Gustavus men’s tennis team fell by a score of 6-3 to Whitman College in its 2017 spring season opener. The No. 20 ranked Gusties notched two singles wins and one doubles win while No. 24 ranked Whitman claimed four singles wins and two doubles victories.

“The guys competed hard and the right way today,” said Head Coach Tommy Valentini. “We had a number of guys stepping into new roles and although  we came up just short against a strong team, I was pleased with how our young guys responded and how our leaders communicated trust in our approach. We have a lot to build on for the long term and an exciting and challenging series of opportunities ahead of us tomorrow.”


  1. Mohanad Alhouni (Jr., Tripoli, Libya) (GAC) def. Zach Hewlin (WC) 6-4, 6-2
  2. Zach Ekstein (Jr., Eagan, Minn.) (GAC) def. Petar Jivkov (WC) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
  3. Chase Friedman (WC) def. Tommy Entwistle (Sioux Falls, S.D.) (GAC) 7-6, 8-6, 6-2
  4. Robert Carter (WC) def. Chase Johnson (So., Golden Valley, Minn.) (GAC) 7-5, 6-2
  5. Daniel Foster (WC) def. Yassine Derbani (Fy., Casablanca, Morocco) (GAC) 3-6, 6-0, 1-0 (10-8)
  6. Gary Ho (WC) def. Gabe Steinwand (Jr., Moorhead, Minn.) (GAC) 6-4, 6-1


  1. Mohanad Alhouni/Chase Johnson (GAC) def. Robert Carter/Jake Hoeger (WC) 8-6
  2. Zach Hewlin/Petar Jivkov (WC) def. Tommy Entwistle/Zach Ekstein (GAC) 8-4
  3. Gary Ho/Trevor Fennessy (WC) def. David Hagberg (Sr., Eden Prairie, Minn.)/Michael O’Neil (Fy., Edina, Minn.) (GAC) 8-6

Tomorrow the Gusties continue competition in Walla Walla, Wash. They face No. 9 Pomona-Pitzer at 10 a.m., followed by a match with Pacific University at 3:30 p.m. Live video will be available HERE for both matches. 


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