Men’s Tennis Tops Saint Mary’s, Saint John’s

Posted on March 23rd, 2019 by

Lawrence Hiquiana goes for a volley against Saint Mary's. (photo courtesy of David Faulkner, SPX Sports)

SAINT PETER, Minn. – The No. 15 Gustavus men’s tennis team returned to Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play on Saturday at the Swanson Tennis Center, defeating Saint Mary’s 8-1 before a 9-0 win over Saint John’s. The Gusties are now 11-4 overall and 6-0 in the MIAC.

“The guys competed well today,” Head Coach Tommy Valentini said. “We executed well in the doubles and used our depth in the singles. We stuck together and supported each other well throughout the day. Against Saint Mary’s we showed good poise in some key moments in the singles to stop some momentum they might have gained. Against Saint John’s the doubles set an excellent tone and our focus was strong throughout the singles. We’re grateful for two good MIAC wins and look forward to a great week of preparation for our spring trip.”

Gustavus 8, Saint Mary’s 1

Singles

  1. Joel Hug (GACM) def. Bobby Tiedeman (SMU) 6-2, 6-2
  2. Lawrence Hiquiana (GACM) def. Alec Rudh (SMU) 6-1, 6-0
  3. Mouaad Alhouni (GACM) def. Robbie Sobczak (SMU) 6-3, 6-4
  4. Suyash Gupta (GACM) def. Trevor Smiley (SMU) 6-2, 6-1
  5. Drew Elofson (GACM) def. Brandon Kurilla (SMU) 6-0, 6-0
  6. Luke Haddorff (GACM) def. Gabe Graves (SMU) 6-3, 6-1

Doubles

  1. Bobby Tiedeman/Trevor Smiley (SMU) def. Lawrence Hiquiana/Mouaad Alhouni (GACM) 8-5
  2. Suyash Gupta/Joel Hug (GACM) def. Alec Rudh/Brandon Kurilla (SMU) 8-5
  3. Alex Senjem/Ezekiel Haugen (GACM) def. Gabe Graves/Robbie Sobczak (SMU) 8-1

Gustavus 9, Saint John’s 0

Singles

  1. Patrick Whaling (GACM) def. Thomas Gillach (SJU) 6-0, 6-2
  2. Chase Johnson (GACM) def. Ryan Meger (SJU) 6-0, 6-2
  3. Michael O’Neil (GACM) def. Jonah Punnoose (SJU) 6-1, 6-0
  4. Nick Aney (GACM) def. Hunter Krebsbach (SJU) 6-0, 6-0
  5. Indraneel Raut (GACM) def. Jarod Swoboda (SJU) 6-1, 6-1
  6. Xavier Sange (GACM) def. Jess Hansen (SJU) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles

  1. Patrick Whaling/Chase Johnson (GACM) def. Thomas Gillach/Jonah Punnoose (SJU) 8-0
  2. Yassine Derbani/Nick Aney (GACM) def. Ryan Meger/Jess Hansen (SJU) 8-1
  3. Michael O’Neil/Xavier Sanga (GACM) def. Hunter Krebsbach/Parker Dutko (SJU) 8-2

Gustavus is next in action April 2 against Hope International and Redlands in southern California.

 

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