Men’s Tennis Picks Up Three Wins In Home Opener Posted on February 11th, 2017 by

Zach Ekstein sets up for a volley during doubles play versus Hamline. (Photo courtesy of Matt Berkner '19, Gustavus Sports Information)


ST. PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus men’s tennis team opened its spring season home opener with three wins Saturday at the Swanson Tennis Center. The No. 20-ranked Gusties defeated the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 7-2, earned its first conference win over Hamline University 8-1, followed by a 9-0 win over the University of Northwestern-St. Paul to improve its record to 4-2 overall on the season.

“The guys did a great job supporting each other throughout all three matches,” said Head Coach Tommy Valentini. “It was a great team effort and on and off the court with everyone who competed contributing on the scoreboard. Our depth was key for us today. We’ll look to improve in some key areas of our game as we prepare for another challenging weekend.”

Gustavus 7, UW-Eau Claire 2 (Box)


  1. Mohanad Alhouni (Jr., Tripoli, Libya) (GAC) Michael Mauthe (UWEC) 6-2, 6-1
  2. Zach Ekstein (Jr., Eagan, Minn.) (GAC) def. Will Weyenberg (UWEC) 6-0, 6-2
  3. Chase Johnson (So., Golden Valley, Minn.) def. Daniel Schoen (UWEC) 6-3, 6-1
  4. Andrew Dahl (UWEC) def. Yassine Derbani (Fy., Casablanca, Morocco) (GAC) 6-3, 1-6, 10-6
  5. Gabe Steinwand (Jr., Moorhead, Minn.) (GAC) def. Conrad Felten (UWEC) 7-5, 6-1
  6. Michael O’Neil (Fy., Edina, Minn.) (GAC) def. Zach Janssen (UWECM) 6-4, 6-4


  1. Mauthe/Andrew Dahl (UWEC) def. Alhouni/Chase Johnson (GAC) 8-6
  2. Ekstein/Tommy Entwistle (Sioux Falls, S.D.) (GAC) def. Weyenberg/Schoen (UWEC) 9-7
  3. David Hagberg (Sr., Eden Prairie, Minn.)/O’Neil (GAC) def. Felten/Janssen (UWEC) 8-2

Gustavus 8, Hamline 1 (Box)


  1. Alhouni (GAC) def. Brandon Kuether (HU) 6-1, 6-0
  2. Johnson (GAC) def. David Yanagita (HU) 6-0, 6-1
  3. Derbani (GAC) def. Mark Johnson (HU) 6-7, 7-5, 10-7
  4. Hagberg (GAC) def. Matt Seracki (HU) 6-4, 7-5
  5. Mason Bultje (Jr., Mankato, Minn.) (GAC) def. Gabriel Guarin (HU) 6-4, 6-1
  6. Cody Jahrig (HU) def. Joakim Ekfeldt (Sr., Stockholm, Sweden) (GAC) 7-6, 6-3


  1. Alhouni/Johnson (GAC) def. Seracki/Johnson (HU) 8-2
  2. Ekstein/Derbani (GAC) def. Ben Klimek/Guarin (HU) 8-2
  3. Steinwand/Bultje (GAC) def. Yanagita/Jahrig (HU) 9-8

Gustavus 9, Northwestern 0 (Box)


  1. O’Neil (GAC) def. CJ Lloyd (UNW) 6-2, 6-0
  2. Alex Senjem (So., Rochester, Minn.) (GAC) def. Landon Ridpath (UNW) 6-2, 6-1
  3. Can-Aras Thierhoff (So., Frankfurt, Germany) (GAC) def. Joshua Kimball (UNW) 6-3, 6-3
  4. Zeke Haugen (Fy., St. Peter, Minn.) (GAC) def. Cameron Fair (UNW) 6-2, 6-0
  5. Grahamm Kellogg (Jr., St. Louis Park, Minn.) (GAC) def. Sam Bostrom (UNW) 6-0, 6-1
  6. Jacob Endres (Jr., Maple Grove, Minn.) (GAC) def. Turner Main (UNW) 6-0, 6-1


  1. Steinwand/Bultje (GAC) def. Lloyd/Ridpath (UNW) 8-0
  2. Haugen/Senjem (GAC) def. Kimball/Fair (UNW) 8-5
  3. Kellogg/Endres (GAC) def. Bostrom/Main (UNW) 8-5

Next Saturday, Gustavus hosts four matches at its home court. The Gusties will take on Bethel University, Morningside College, Augustana University, and Central.


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