Men’s Tennis Tops Southeastern 8-1

Posted on February 8th, 2019 by

LAKELAND, Fla. – After four scrimmages in Florida this week, the Gustavus men’s tennis team defeated Southeastern 8-1 on Friday. The Gusties swept doubles and won five singles matches in straight sets to improve to 2-1 on the season.

“The guys played a great team match today,” Head Coach Tommy Valentini said. “On the back end of our road trip and after some physical scrimmages, we came out with good energy in the doubles. Patrick and Chase played beautifully to get us rolling and Yassine and Nick showed great composure to keep the scoreline close and come through at the end of their match. Michael and Neel were the difference at number three doubles. They stuck to their plan and handled the tough moments at the end of the match with a lot of poise.  With the 3-0 lead, all of the guys trusted their plans and each other and did a great job of staying positive and in the present against a very talented opponent. It was a fun match in hot but beautiful conditions. We made good progress on this trip as a team and we’ll look to build on it moving into the next phase of our season.”

Singles

  1. Patrick Whaling (Sr., Manakin Sabot, Va.) (GACM) def. Felipe Barbosa (SEF) 6-2, 6-4
  2. Chase Johnson (Sr., Golden Valley, Minn.) (GACM) def. Santiago Haas (SEF) 6-3, 6-1
  3. Yassine Derbani (Jr., Casablanca, Morocco) (GACM) def. Lucca Marcheschi (SEF) 6-2, 6-2
  4. Enrique Martinez (SEF) def. Michael O’Neil (Jr., Edina, Minn.) (GACM) 6-4, 7-6
  5. Nick Aney (Fy., Rochester, Minn.) (GACM) def. Tyler Glowaki (SEF) 6-1, 6-1
  6. Indraneel Raut (Fy., Oshkosh, Wis.) (GACM) def. Thomas Ortega (SEF) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles

  1. Patrick Whaling/Chase Johnson (GACM) def. Lucca Marcheschi/Enrique Martinez (SEF) 8-1
  2. Yassine Derbani/Nick Aney (GACM) def. Felipe Barbosa/Thomas Ortega (SEF) 8-7
  3. Michael O’Neil/Indraneel Raut (GACM) def. Santiago Haas/Hugo Pires (SEF) 8-6

The Gusties next compete in their home opener on Feb. 16 against Bethel and Augustana.

 

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