Men’s Tennis Wins A Pair Of MIAC Matches Posted on April 27th, 2018 by

MINNEAPOLIS, ST. PAUL, Minn. – The No. 6 Gustavus men’s tennis team Friday made quick work of a couple conference opponents on the road, defeating Hamline 7-2 and Macalester 9-0 as a split squad. The victories move the Gusties to 19-8 overall and 7-0 in the MIAC, which has secured them at least the No. 3 seed in the league playoffs with two matches to play.

“The guys did a great job of handling some challenging conditions tonight,” Head Coach Tommy Valentini said. “It was special to see them stay composed and positive for each other even when the elements were a factor. Our depth was crucial in both matches against tough opponents. We’ll look to recover quickly and are excited for the rest of the weekend’s challenges.”

Gustavus 7, Hamline 2


  1. Zach Ekstein (Sr., Eagan, Minn.) (GACM) def. Jake Trondson (HUM) 6-1, 6-4
  2. Yassine Derbani (So., Casablanca, Morocco) (GACM) def. Matt Seracki (HUM) 6-0, 6-2
  3. Michael O’Neil (So., Edina, Minn.) (GACM) def. Christopher Bale (HUM) 6-0, 6-4
  4. Mason Bultje (Sr., Mankato, Minn.) (GACM) def. Brandon Kuether (HUM) 6-0, 6-0
  5. Lawrence Hiquiana (Fy., Downers Grove, Ill.) (GACM) def. Gabriel Guarin (HUM) 6-1, 6-0
  6. Ben Klimek (HUM) def. Mouaad Alhouni (Fy., Tripoli, Libya) (GACM) 6-4, 2-6, 11-9


  1. Zach Ekstein/Mason Bultje (GACM) def. Matt Seracki/Jake Trondson (HUM) 8-5
  2. Michael O’Neil/Yassine Derbani (GACM) def. Brandon Kuether/Christopher Bale (HUM) 8-4
  3. Ben Klimek/Gabriel Guarin (HUM) def. Mouaad Alhouni/Lawrence Hiquiana (GACM) 8-5

Gustavus 9, Macalester 0


  1. Mohanad Alhouni (Sr., Tripoli, Libya) (GACM) def. Sam Hochberger (MAC) 6-2, 6-0
  2. Patrick Whaling (Jr., Manakin Sabot, Va.) (GACM) def. Josh Doyle (MAC) 7-5, 7-6
  3. Chase Johnson (Jr., Golden Valley, Minn.) (GACM) def. Aidan Tirpack (MAC) 6-1, 6-2
  4. Tommy Entwistle (Sr., Sioux Falls, S.D.) (GACM) def. Matthew Yang (MAC) 6-0, 6-0
  5. Gabe Steinwand (Sr., Moorhead, Minn.) (GACM) def. Peter Willenborg (MAC) 6-2, 6-3
  6. Xavier Sanga (Fy., Madison, Wis.) (GACM) def. Michael Lockhart (MAC) 6-2, 6-0


  1. Mohanad Alhouni/Patrick Whaling (GACM) def. Josh Doyle/Sam Hochberger (MAC) 8-2
  2. Chase Johnson/Tommy Entwistle (GACM) def. Aidan Tirpack/Matthew Yang (MAC) 8-6
  3. Xavier Sanga/Gabe Steinwand (GACM) def. Peter Willenborg/Ben Wilson (MAC) 8-4

Next up, the Gusties host St. Thomas at 1 p.m. Saturday.


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