Men’s Tennis Starts Season with Two Victories in Florida

Posted on February 7th, 2020 by

BABSON PARK, Fla. – The Gustavus men’s tennis team kicked off its 2019 dual match season with a pair of victories Thursday. The Gusties defeated Warner 6-3 before taking down Webber International 7-2.

“It was a great start to our spring,” said Head Coach Tommy Valentini. ” We’ve had a great week of practice at the USTA national campus and tough scrimmages heading into the matches with Warner and Webber. The conditions were unlike anything I’ve ever seen in terms of wind, and our guys were very impressive in embracing the challenge. We controlled what we could at a high level and played some smart and gritty tennis. We were able to rely on our depth and play two full groups yesterday against two tough opponents. Our leaders did a great job modeling our approach to handling adversity, and we had some excellent showing from a number of young guys.”

Gustavus 6, Warner 3

Singles

  1. Bruno Pessoa (WARNER) def. Nick Aney (GACM) 6-4, 6-3
  2. Alex Budde (GACM) def. Vitor Wagner (WARNER) 6-3, 6-2
  3. Oscar Wikstrom (GACM) def. Filipe Gil (WARNER) 6-1, 4-6, 6-1
  4. Julian Cuartas (WARNER) def. Joseph Punnoose (GACM) 7-6, 7-5
  5. Jack Bergmeyer (GACM) def. Henrique Dias (WARNER) 6-3, 6-2
  6. Bruno Carvalho (WARNER) def. Sourabh Terakanambi (GACM) 7-6, 6-3

Doubles

  1. Yassine Derbani/Nick Aney (GACM) def. Bruno Pessoa/Filipe Gil (WARNER) 6-4
  2. Drew Elofson/Alex Budde (GACM) def. Vitor Wagner/Julian Cuartas (WARNER) 6-4
  3. Zeke Haugen/Luke Haddorff (GACM) def. Jake Edwards/Bruno Carvalho (WARNER) 6-1

Gustavus 7, Webber International 2

Singles

  1. Ivan Bondarenko (WEB) def. Indraneel Raut (GACM) 6-2, 6-2
  2. Michael O’Neil (GACM) def. Matthew Alexander (WEB) 6-4, 6-1
  3. Daniel Fouchier (GACM) def. Marc Schneider (WEB) 6-0, 6-3
  4. Xavier Sanga (GACM) def. Kyle Hall (WEB) 6-2, 6-2
  5. Joel Hug (GACM) def. Cyrille De Hollain (WEB), by default
  6. Mouaad Alhouni (GACM) def. Rodrigo De Queiroz (WEB), by default

Doubles

  1. Ivan Bondarenko/Kyle Hall (WEB) def. Michael O’Neil/Daniel Fouchier (GACM) 6-4
  2. Xavier Sanga/Indraneel Raut (GACM) def. Matthew Alexander/Marc Schneider (WEB) 6-0
  3. Lawrence Hiquiana/Suyash Gupta (GACM) def. Rodrigo De Queiroz/Cyrille De Hollain (WEB), by default

“It’s been a wonderful week down here, and we are grateful to finish with two good results – and more importantly two strong efforts against some very good teams,” said Valentini. “These matches will help us build important trust as we head home and prepare for next week, and indoors.”

Gustavus is next in action next Saturday when they host a pair of matches versus Bethel and Iowa Central and 10 and 4, respectively.

 

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