Johnson, Whaling Set for NCAA Men’s Tennis Singles and Doubles Championships

Posted on May 23rd, 2019 by


KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Gustavus men’s tennis seniors Chase Johnson (Golden Valley, Minn.) and Patrick Whaling (Manakin Sabot, Va.) are set to compete at the NCAA Individual Championships this weekend at Kalamazoo College. Whaling will take part in the singles tournament and then pair with Johnson for the doubles competition.

Whaling’s first round opponent is Jack Katzman of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, who is seeded No. 5 in the 32-player draw and advanced all the way to the singles national championship match last season, losing to Grant Urken of Bowdoin in straight sets. The match between Whaling and Katzman will start at 10 a.m. Friday. Whaling and Katzman faced each other on April 6 in Claremont, Calif. with Katzman winning 6-3, 6-3.

If Whaling advances, he will play the winner of Matthew Chen (Case Western Reserve) and Sean Wei (Amherst) at 1:30 p.m. Friday.

Whaling and Johnson’s first round doubles opponents are Yangeng Jiang and Grant Urken of Bowdoin. That match starts at 3:30 p.m. Friday. Should Johnson and Whaling advance, they will face the winner of Adrien Bouchet/Jonathan Jemison (Emory) and Jordon O’Kelly/Leo Vithoontien (Carleton) at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.


One Comment

  1. Carol Musser says:

    Chase Johnson and Patrick….

    Good luck to a terrific twosome. You guys have given us a lot of thrills this past season. Congrats on being selected to participate in this tournament. Hey..your academic skills have been topnotch, too, and that’s something we’re proud of, also. GO GUSTIES!!!