No. 17 Men’s Tennis Blanks Luther 9-0

Posted on April 13th, 2019 by

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SAINT PETER, Minn. – The No. 17 Gustavus men’s tennis team late Friday night shut out Luther 9-0 at the Swanson Tennis Center. The Gusties cruised in doubles and then won each singles matchup in straight sets to improve to 13-7 overall.

”The guys played a solid match tonight,” Head Coach Tommy Valentini said. “Luther is a strong team. They’re well coached and play very good doubles. We had the right energy out of the gates. Michael and Xavier were outstanding and set a great tone. Joel Hug stepped in with poise in both singles and doubles and everyone had a good mindset in the singles. It was a great team effort. I think the guys were excited to be home for a Friday night match. The atmosphere was great and we’ll look to build on the performance as we face another tough challenge on Sunday.”

Singles

  1. Patrick Whaling (GACM) def. Cole Schneider (LUTM) 6-0, 6-4
  2. Chase Johnson (GACM) def. Grant Morton (LUTM) 6-3, 6-3
  3. Michael O’Neil (GACM) def. Nate Parsons (LUTM) 6-0, 6-1
  4. Nick Aney (GACM) def. Brian Murman (LUTM) 6-1, 6-0
  5. Indraneel Raut (GACM) def. Brook Norwood (LUTM) 6-2, 6-4
  6. Joel Hug (GACM) def. Jake Smith (LUTM) 6-3, 6-4

Doubles

  1. Patrick Whaling/Chase Johnson (GACM) def. Cole Schneider/Nate Parsons (LUTM) 8-3
  2. Michael O’Neil/Xavier Sanga (GACM) def. Brian Murman/Grant Morton (LUTM) 8-2
  3. Nick Aney/Joel Hug (GACM) def. Jake Smith/Ryan Ortega (LUTM) 8-4

Gustavus next competes against Kalamazoo in Jackson, Wis. at 10 a.m. Sunday.

 

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