Men’s Tennis Drops a Pair in Southern California

Posted on April 3rd, 2019 by

REDLANDS, Calif. – The No. 20 Gustavus tennis team Tuesday lost a heartbreaker 5-4 at No. 22 Redlands, falling to 11-6 overall. A split squad also lost 8-1 against Hope International.

“The guys at Hope international played a solid match,” Head Coach Tommy Valentini said. “They played great in the doubles and were extremely close to a lead heading into the singles where they made a strong push. Alex Senjem was outstanding to get us on the board there. Against Redlands it was as close as it can get. First, hats off to their number three player. He came up big and played extremely well at the end of the third to win the match against Yassine who has been simply brilliant for us all year.

“Overall, our guys competed beautifully. Against a tough team in tough conditions they handled adversity well all day and had a great look at in the end. I couldn’t be prouder of how we played. We were great at one and two doubles and Patrick and Chase were both fantastic in singles to give us a look at it down the stretch and it just didn’t fall our way. We made good progress as a group and we’ll continue to build on the positive things in our game.”

Gustavus 4, Redlands 5

Singles

  1. Patrick Whaling (GACM) def. Chase Lipscomb (URM) 6-1, 6-1
  2. Chase Johnson (GACM) def. Andrew Leahy (URM) 6-4, 6-4
  3. Thomas Reznik (URM) def. Yassine Derbani (GACM) 5-7, 6-3, 7-5
  4. Brad Cummins (URM) def. Michael O’Neil (GACM) 3-6, 6-2, 6-1
  5. Brysl Libao (URM) def. Nicholas Aney (GACM) 6-0, 6-3
  6. Andrew Yip (URM) def. Indraneel Raut (GACM) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

Doubles

  1. Patrick Whaling/Chase Johnson (GACM) def. Brad Cummins/Brysl Libao (URM) 8-3
  2. Yassine Derbani/Nicholas Aney (GACM) def. Thomas Reznik/Andrew Yip (URM) 8-5
  3. Chase Lipscomb/Andrew Leahy (URM) def. Michael O’Neil/Xavier Sanga (GACM) 8-3

Gustavus 1, Hope International 8

Singles

  1. Aleks Trifunovic (HIU) def. Lawrence Hiquiana (GACM) 6-3, 6-3
  2. James Zhang (HIU) def. Mouaad Alhouni (GACM) 6-2, 6-1
  3. Tanishq Mahendru (HIU) def. Suyash Gupta (GACM) 6-0, 6-0
  4. Antoine Voisin (HIU) def. Drew Elofson (GACM) 6-4, 7-5
  5. Eason Sun (HIU) def. Luke Haddorff (GACM) 6-0, 6-2
  6. Alex Senjem (GACM) def. Jayke Ancheta (HIU) 1-6, 6-2, 10-4

Doubles

  1. Kyle Rae/Antoine Voisin (HIU) def. Lawrence Hiquiana/Suyash Gupta (GACM) 9-8
  2. Aleks Trifunovic/Tanishq Mahendru (HIU) def. Drew Elofson/Luke Haddorff (GACM) 8-3
  3. Sergio Romero/Jayke Ancheta (HIU) def. Alex Senjem/Ezekiel Haugen (GACM) 9-8

Gustavus next faces Trinity and College of the Desert on Friday.

 

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