Men’s Tennis Goes 1-2 at Stag-Hen Invitational

Posted on March 16th, 2019 by

CLAREMONT, POMONA, Calif. – The No. 15-ranked Gustavus men’s tennis team competed at the Stag-Hen Invitational on Friday and Saturday, which featured a field eight nationally ranked teams. The Gusties went 1-2 in the tournament, winning the seventh place match 8-1 over No. 31 Swarthmore on Saturday after losing to No. 12 Sewanee 5-4 and No. 26 Skidmore 6-3 on Friday.

“The guys put together a great effort today,” Head Coach Tommy Valentini said. “We played hard and competed well on Friday and just didn’t get the results to go our way. Coming off a few tough results on Friday of the Stag-Hen, one of the most challenging days in college tennis, the guys responded extremely well today. The energy was positive and we executed our plan well in doubles. The singles was a grind, but the guys stuck together and stayed positive and played some gutsy tennis. We’re grateful to come away with a good result today, and feel like we took another step forward with the experience we gained at the Stag-Hen.”

Gustavus 4, Sewanee 5


  1. Andres Carro (SEWANEE) def. Patrick Whaling (GACM) 6-3, 1-6, 6-2
  2. Chase Johnson (GACM) def. Jack Gray (SEWANEE) 2-6, 6-2, 6-0
  3. Yassine Derbani (GACM) def. Jordan Brewer (SEWANEE) 6-4, 6-4
  4. Brandon Kali (SEWANEE) def. Michael O’Neil (GACM) 6-4, 6-2
  5. Ryan Olps (SEWANEE) def. Nick Aney (GACM) 6-4, 7-6
  6. Jack Metzger (SEWANEE) def. Indraneel Raut (GACM) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3


  1. Patrick Whaling/Chase Johnson (GACM) def. Jack Gray/Jordan Brewer (SEWANEE) 8-4
  2. Jack Metzger/Brandon Kali (SEWANEE) def. Yassine Derbani/Nick Aney (GACM) 8-4
  3. Michael O’Neil/Xavier Sanga (GACM) def. Andres Carro/Fletcher Kerr (SEWANEE) 8-5

Gustavus 3, Skidmore 6


  1. JT Wynne (SKID) def. Patrick Whaling (GACM) 6-4, 6-2
  2. Chase Johnson (GACM) def. Jack McClaren (SKID) 6-3, 6-1
  3. Michael O’Neil (GACM) def. Travis Leaf (SKID) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)
  4. Noah Williamson (SKID) def. Nick Aney (GACM) 5-7, 6-1, 7-5
  5. Suraj Mahtani (SKID) def. Indraneel Raut (GACM) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
  6. Connor Biernat (SKID) def. Joel Hug (GACM) 4-6, 6-3, 6-0


  1. JT Wynne/Noah Williamson (SKID) def. Patrick Whaling/Chase Johnson (GACM) 8-6
  2. Suraj Mahtani/Travis Leaf (SKID) def. Yassine Derbani/Nick Aney (GACM) 8-6
  3. Michael O’Neil/Xavier Sanga (GACM) def. Jack McClaren/Jason Keye (SKID) 8-7 (4-7)

Gustavus 8, Swarthmore 1


  1. Patrick Whaling (GACM) def. Jiung Jung (SWAR) 2-6, 6-1, 7-5
  2. Chase Johnson (GACM) def. Thibault Vernier (SWAR) 6-4, 4-6, 10-7
  3. Yassine Derbani (GACM) def. John Lathrop (SWAR) 6-3, 7-5
  4. Michael O’Neil (GACM) def. Simon Vernier (SWAR) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
  5. Nick Aney (GACM) def. Noah Criss (SWAR) 6-4, 6-3
  6. Evan Han (SWAR) def. Joel Hug (GACM) 6-2, 6-2


  1. Patrick Whaling/Chase Johnson (GACM) def. Thibault Vernier/John Lathrop (SWAR) 8-4
  2. Yassine Derbani/Nick Aney (GACM) def. Jiung Jung/Noah Criss (SWAR) 8-4
  3. Michael O’Neil/Xavier Sanga (GACM) def. Simon Vernier/Weiyi Zhu (SWAR) 8-5

Gustavus (9-4) returns to Minnesota next week playing host to Saint Mary’s (10 a.m.), Saint John’s (2 p.m.), and Morningside (6 p.m.) on Saturday at the Swanson Tennis Center.


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