Men’s Tennis Earns Four 9-0 Wins Posted on February 18th, 2017 by

Tommy Entwistle sends forth a serve during double play vs. Bethel. (Photo courtesy of Kegan Couture, Gustavus Sports Information)


ST. PETER, Minn. – The No. 20-ranked Gustavus men’s tennis team swept the day with four wins over Bethel University, Morningside College, Augustana University, and Central College.

In each win, the Gusties prevailed by a score of 9-0 and improved its overall record to 8-2, including its second MIAC victory.

“The guys did a great job today,” said Head Coach Tommy Valentini. “We were aggressive in the doubles and came through in some challenging moments in the singles by trusting our approach. It was a great team effort to handle two sets of simultaneous duals with energy and focus.”

Gustavus 9, Bethel 0 (Box)


  1. Mohanad Alhouni (Jr., Tripoli, Libya) (GAC) def. Matt Schull (BU) 6-2, 6-0
  2. Zach Ekstein (Jr., Eagan, Minn.) (GAC) def. Kolin Kiekhoefer (BU) 6-0, 6-4
  3. Patrick Whaling (So., Manikob Sabot, Va.) def. Hunter Fernelius (BU) 0-6, 6-3, 10-7
  4. Tommy Entwistle (Sioux Falls, S.D.) (GAC) def. Jakob Bartels (BU) 6-1, 6-7, 16-14
  5. Chase Johnson (So., Golden Valley, Minn.) (GAC) def. Noah Ridgway (BU) 6-0, 6-2
  6. Yassine Derbani (Fy., Casablanca, Morocco) (GAC) def. Nick Knudsen (BU) 6-0, 6-0


  1. Alhouni/Whaling (GAC) def. Matt Schull/Hunter Fernelius (BU) 8-3
  2. Entwistle/Johnson (GAC) def. Kolin Kiekhoefer/Noah Ridgway (BU) 8-4
  3. Ekstein/Derbani (GAC) def. Jakob Bartels/Henry Morris (BU) 8-2

Gustavus 9, Morningside 0 (Box)


  1. Gabe Steinwand (Jr., Moorhead, Minn.) (GAC) def. Danny Graves (MC) 6-2, 7-6
  2. Michael O’Neil (Fy., Edina, Minn.) (GAC) def. Nick Mentgen (MC) 6-4, 6-1
  3. David Hagberg (Sr., Eden Prairie, Minn.) def. Bernardo Cadario (MC) 6-1, 6-2
  4. Mason Bultje (Jr., Mankato, Minn.) (GAC) def. Jordan Betts (MC) 6-0, 6-1
  5. Joakim Ekfeldt (Jr., Stockholm, Sweden) (GAC) def. Samuel Castro (MC) 6-3, 7-5
  6. Can-Aras Thierhoff (So., Frankfurt, Germany) (GAC) def. Jesus Sanz (MC) 5-7, 6-1, 10-8


  1. Hagberg/O’Neil (GAC) def. Danny Graves/Samuel Castro (MC) 8-2
  2. Steinwand/Bultje (GAC) def. Nick Mentgen/Jesus Sanz (MC) 8-2
  3. Ekfeldt/Thierhoff (GAC) def. Nick Mentgen/Jesus Sanz (MC) 8-2

Gustavus 9, Augustana 0 (Box)


  1. Alhouni (GAC) def. Adkins, Zachary (AUGIE) 6-0, 6-0
  2. Ekstein (GAC) def. Adkins, Charlie (AUGIE) 6-3, 6-3
  3. Entwistle (GAC) def. Sawatzke, Joe (AUGIE) 6-4, 6-4
  4. Johnson (GAC) def. Barr, Logan (AUGIE) 6-4, 6-0
  5. Yassine Derbani (GAC) def. Johnson, Andrew (AUGIE) 6-0, 6-2
  6. Michael O’Neil (GAC) def. DeSpiegler, Mark (AUGIE) 6-0, 6-4


  1. Alhouni/Johnson (GAC) def. Adkins, Zachary/Adkins, Charlie (AUGIE) 8-2
  2. Hagberg/O’Neil (GAC) def. Sawatzke, Joe/Olson, Trae (AUGIE) 8-2
  3. Steinwand/Bultje (GAC) def. Ritterbusch, Reed/Barr, Logan (AUGIE) 8-2

Gustavus 9, Central 0 (Box)


  1. Steinwand (GAC) def. Jacob Logan (CEN) 6-1, 6-0
  2. Bultje (GAC) def. CJ Cliff (CEN) 6-1, 6-2
  3. Ekfeldt (GAC) def. Jackson Lewton (CEN) 6-0, 6-0
  4. Alex Senjem (So., Rochester, Minn.) (GAC) def. Colin Jones (CEN) 6-1, 6-2
  5. Thierhoff (GAC) def. Alex Anderson (CEN) 6-0, 6-0
  6. Zeke Haugen (Fy., St. Peter, Minn.) (GAC) def. Danny Anderson (CEN) 6-2, 6-3


  1. Ekfeldt/Thierhoff (GAC) def. CJ Cliff/Jimmy Cunningham (CEN) 8-4
  2. Senjem/Haugen (GAC) def. Colin Jones/Jackson Lewton (CEN) 8-1
  3. Grahamm Kellogg (Jr., St. Louis Park, Minn.)/Jacob Endres (Jr., Maple Grove, Minn.) (GAC) def. Jacob Logan/Alex Anderson (CEN) 8-6

Next up, Gustavus prepares for three matches against Grinnell, Kalamazoo, and UW-Green Bay next weekend.


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