Men’s Tennis Drops Two Tight Matches In Texas

Posted on March 26th, 2017 by

Gabe Steinwand competes against Our Lady of the Lake. (Photo courtesy of OLLU)

SAN ANTONIO, Texas. – The No. 19-ranked Gustavus men’s tennis team was defeated by No. 16 Trinity University and Our Lady of the Lake to open its spring trip on Sunday.

The Gusties, now 17-5 overall, lost both matches by scores of 5-4.

“The guys competed very well today,” said Head Coach Tommy Valentini. “Conditions were very challenging at both sites today, and we showed great resolve to compete at a high level. We’re continuing to build trust in our game and made good progress today. We translated our doubles to the outdoors nicely, and in the singles we were poised and tough.”

Trinity 5, Gustavus 4 (Box)


  1. Mohanad Alhouni (Jr., Tripoli, Libya) (GAC) def. Chas Mayer (TU) 6-4, 4-6, 4-1, retired
  2. Wilson Lambeth (TU) def. Zach Ekstein (Jr., Eagan, Minn.) 6-1, 6-1
  3. Jordan Pitts (TU) def. Patrick Whaling (So., Mankiob Sabot, Va.) (GAC) 6-1, 6-4
  4. Liam Crawley (TU) def. Tommy Entwistle (Jr., Sioux Falls, S.D.) (GAC) 6-3, 6-2
  5. McKenna Fujitani (TU) def. Chase Johnson (So., Golden Valley, Minn.) (GAC) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2
  6. Yassine Derbani (Fy., Casablanca, Morocco) (GAC) def. Matt Tyer (TU) 6-4, 4-6, 10-6


  1. Alhouni/Whaling (GAC) def. Matt Tyer/Wilson Lambeth (TU) 8-6
  2. Chas Mayer/Clayton Niess (TU) def. Entwistle/Johnson (GAC) 8-4
  3. David Hagberg (Sr., Eden Prairie, Minn.)/Derbani (GAC) def. Liam Crawley/Jordan Pitts (TU) 9-8

Our Lady of the Lake 5, Gustavus 4 (Box)


  1. Ross Marzetti (OLLU) def. Gabe Steinwand (Jr., Moorhead, Minn.) (GAC) 6-4, 6-1
  2. Michael O’Neil (Fy., Edina, Minn.) (GAC) def. Mathias Rocha (OLLU) 2-6, 6-4, 10-4
  3. Mason Bultje (Jr., Mankato, Minn.) (GAC) def. Pablo Cavazos (OLLU) 7-6, 6-2
  4. Bernando Pegas (OLLU) def. Joakim Ekfeldt (Sr., Stockholm, Sweden) (GAC) 6-2, 6-1
  5. Jacob Galaviz (OLLU) def. Alex Senjem (So., Rochester, Minn.) (GAC) 6-4, 6-4
  6. Can-Aras Thierhoff (So., Frankfurt, Germany) (GAC) def. Cornellio Gonzalez (OLLU) 6-0, 6-0


  1. Steinwand/Bultje (GAC) def. Ross Marzetti/Mathias Rocha (OLLU) 8-6
  2. Jacob Galaviz/Pablo Cavazos (OLLU) def. O’Neil/Senjem (GAC) 8-5
  3. Warren Fulgenzi/Bernando Pegas (OLLU) def. Ekfeldt/Thierhoff (GAC) 8-2

The spring trip continues tomorrow as the Gusties head to Austin, Texas for another two matches against Middlebury and Mary Hardin Baylor.

“It’s obviously tough to be on the losing end of two 5-4 decisions, but the guys handled what was within their control beautifully and never went away,” commented Valentini. “We now turn our attention to recovery as we prepare for another challenging day tomorrow.”


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