Men’s Tennis Defeats Grinnell 9-0

Posted on February 25th, 2017 by

ST. PETER, Minn. – The No. 20-ranked Gustavus men’s tennis team earned its ninth straight victory of the season Saturday afternoon with a 9-0 win over Grinnell College, improving its record to 9-2 overall.

“The guys were able to establish some good momentum in the doubles tonight,” said Head Coach Tommy Valentini. “Mohanad Alhouni (Jr., Tripoli, Libya) and Patrick Whaling (So., Manikob Sabot, Va.) got us in the board early and Tommy Entwistle (Jr., Sioux Falls, S.D.)/Chase Johnson (So., Golden Valley, Minn.) provide a great lift with energy from there. David Hagberg (Sr., Eden Prairie, Minn.) and Michael O’Neil (Fy., Edina, Minn.) did a nice job trusting their game and playing to their strengths as the match unfolded. The guys who took the court in singles were aggressive and poised. It was a strong team effort and we’ll look to build on it with a great week of practice heading into next weekend.”

Gustavus 9, Grinnell 0 (Box)

Singles

  1. Mohanad Alhouni (GAC) def. Jose Coloma (GC) 6-0, 6-2
  2. Zach Ekstein (Jr., Eagan, Minn.) (GAC) def. Cole Miller (GC) 6-0, 6-2
  3. Patrick Whaling (So., Manikob Sabot, Va.) def. Sam Stickels (GC) 6-2, 6-2
  4. Tommy Entwistle (Sioux Falls, S.D.) (GAC) def. Tommy Pitcher (GC) 7-6, 6-3
  5. Chase Johnson (So., Golden Valley, Minn.) (GAC) def. Zach Lane (GC) 6-0, 6-0
  6. Gabe Steinwand (Jr., Moorhead, Minn.) (GAC) def. Will Hamilton (GC) 6-0, 6-1

Doubles

  1. Alhouni/Whaling (GAC) def. Jose Coloma/Tommy Pitcher (GC) 8-1
  2. Entwistle/Johnson (GAC) def. Cole Miller/Sam Stickels (GC) 8-5
  3. Hagberg/O’Neil (GAC) def. Will Hamilton/Benjamin Cobin (GC) 9-7

The Black and Gold return to Swanson Tennis Center again next weekend, hosting the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and Macalester College.

 

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