Men’s Tennis Breaks Losing Streak With 6-3 Win Over Southwestern

Posted on March 29th, 2017 by

AUSTIN, Texas. – The No. 19-ranked Gustavus men’s tennis team got back on track Wednesday, snapping its five-game losing streak with a 6-3 victory over No. 39-ranked Southwestern University, improving its overall record to 18-7.

“The guys put together a very solid team effort today,” said Head Coach Tommy Valentini. “We played great doubles at 2 and 3 and the guys all showed good trust in our approach and in each other in the singles. We needed a complete team effort tonight. Southwestern is a strong team and we showed good poise and trust to focus on what was within our control and take advantage of the opportunity. We look forward to preparing for another great challenge on Friday.”

Gustavus 6, Southwestern 3 (Box)

Singles

  1. Mohanad Alhouni (Jr., Tripoli, Libya) (GAC) def. Nickoloz Snovely (SW) 6-2, 6-2
  2. Alexis Dimanche (SW) def. Patrick Whaling (So., Mankiob Sabot, Va.) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
  3. Tommy Entwistle (Jr., Sioux Falls, S.D.) def. Grant Gideon (SW) 7-6, 6-2
  4. Dean Dulthummon (SW) def. Chase Johnson (So., Golden Valley, Minn.) (GAC) 2-6, 6-4, 6-2
  5. Yassine Derbani (Fy., Casablanca, Morocco) def. Haluki Nakayama (SW) 6-2, 6-1
  6. Gabe Steinwand (Jr., Moorhead, Minn.) (GAC) def. Austin Moninger (SW) 6-2, 7-6

Doubles

  1. Nickoloz Snovely/Grant Gideon (SW) def. Alhouni/Whaling (GAC) 8-3
  2. Entwistle/Johnson (GAC) def. Alexis Dimanche/Austin Moninger (SW) 8-2
  3. David Hagberg (Sr., Eden Prairie, Minn.)/Derbani (GAC) def. Will Ellis/Dean Dulthummon (SW) 8-3

The Gusties close out their spring trip on Friday, taking on The University of Texas at Tyler in Waco, Texas.

 

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