Men’s Tennis Posts 14th Straight Win

Posted on March 11th, 2017 by

ST. PETER, Minn. – The No. 23-ranked Gustavus men’s tennis team earned wins over St. Olaf College, Saint Mary’s University, and Luther College Saturday to improve its record to 14-2 overall and 6-0 during Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Play.

The Gusties won each each game by a score of 9-0 to record 14 consecutive wins.

“The guys put together a great day today,” said Head Coach Tommy Valentini. “Our leadership was excellent. The team competed hard and supported each other beautifully. Doubles were key for us to get leads on the scoreboard but also in establishing the way we wanted to play. In singles the guys stuck to their game plans and stayed poised. It was a great team effort to bring energy and focus for each other today. We’ll look to build on this effort moving forward.”

Gustavus 9, St. Olaf 0 (Box)

Singles

  1. Mohanad Alhouni (Jr., Tripoli, Libya) (GAC) def. Christian Beck (STO) 6-4, 6-2
  2. Tommy Entwistle (Sioux Falls, S.D.) (GAC) def. Danny Hogan (STO) 6-1, 6-4
  3. Chase Johnson (So., Golden Valley, Minn.) def. Sam Hohenshell (STO) 6-1, 6-1
  4. Yassine Derbani (Fy., Casablanca, Morocco) (GAC) def. Corey Loken (STO) 6-2, 6-0
  5. Michael O’Neil (Fy., Edina, Minn.) (GAC) def. Gus Fedje-Johnson (STO) 6-3, 6-0
  6. Mason Bultje (Jr., Mankato, Minn.) (GAC) def. Christopher Prokosch (STO) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles

  1. Alhouni/Whaling (GAC) def. Christian Beck/Danny Hogan (STO) 8-4
  2. Entwistle/Johnson (GAC) def. Gus Fedje-Johnson/Sam Hohenshell (STO) 8-3
  3. O’Neil/Derbani (GAC) def. Corey Loken/Christopher Prokosch (STO) 8-2

Gustavus 9, Saint Mary’s 0 (Box)

Singles

  1. Ekstein (GAC) def. Brenden Amiotte (SMU) 6-0, 6-0
  2. Gabe Steinwand (Jr., Moorhead, Minn.) (GAC) def. Brett Giesen (SMU) 6-2, 6-2
  3. Michael O’Neil (GAC) def. Bobby Tiedeman (SMU) 6-1, 6-2
  4. David Hagberg (Sr., Eden Prairie, Minn.) (GAC) def. Alex Holm (SMU) 6-0, 6-3
  5. Bultje (GAC) def. Alex Zuzek (SMU) 6-0, 6-1
  6. Can-Aras Thierhoff (So., Frankfurt, Germany) (GAC) def. Robbie Sobczak (SMU) 6-4, 6-4

Doubles

  1. Ekstein/Hagberg (GAC) def. Alex Holm/Andrew Johnson (SMU) 8-2
  2. O’Neil/Derbani (GAC) def. Brenden Amiotte/Bobby Tiedeman (SMU) 8-3
  3. Steinwand/Bultje (GAC) def. Alex Zuzek/Robbie Sobczak (SMU) 8-1

Gustavus 9, Luther 0 (Box)

Singles

  1. Mohanad Alhouni (GAC) def. Kyle Appel (LUT) 6-2, 6-0
  2. Zach Ekstein (GAC) def. Trent Schneider (LUT) 6-0, 6-2
  3. Chase Johnson (GAC) def. Nate Parsons (LUT) 6-1, 6-3
  4. Yassine Derbani (GAC) def. Anders Jensen (LUT) 7-5, 6-4
  5. Gabe Steinwand (GAC) def. Brian Murman (LUT) 6-1, 6-3
  6. Mason Bultje (GAC) def. Sam Buffington (LUT) 6-4, 6-1

Doubles

  1. Alhouni/Whaling (GAC) def. Kyle Appel/Trent Schneider (LUT) 8-5
  2. Entwistle/Johnson (GAC) def. Anders Jensen/Nate Parsons (LUT) 8-0
  3. Ekstein/Hagberg (GAC) def. Kenny Goins/Jake Smith (LUT) 8-5

Next weekend, Gustavus is set for two matches on Friday, in which the Gusties host Coe College at 5 p.m. while a split squad heads to Concordia. On Saturday, the Gusties have another split squad match as they host Saint John’s at 11:30 a.m. while battling North Dakota at 5 p.m.

 

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