Men’s Tennis Opens MIAC Play with 9-0 Win Over Bethel

Posted on February 15th, 2020 by

SAINT PETER, Minn. – The No. 20 Gustavus men’s tennis team opened MIAC play with a 9-0 win over Bethel Saturday. With the win the Gusties improve to 3-0 on the year and 1-0 in the MIAC, while the Royals fall to 2-2 overall and 0-1 in the conference.

“The guys played a solid match today,” said Head Coach Tommy Valentini. “Bethel came out with a strong effort in the doubles. We did well to stay calm early and find better execution of our game plan as the doubles went along. We got a big lift from Sanga and Budde at No.3 and once we grabbed the 3-0 lead the guys settled in and competed well in the singles. It was a great team effort and we’ll look to use it to build on as we move into preparations fro an exciting series of challenges at the national indoor.”

Gustavus 9, Bethel 0

Singles

  1. Yassine Derbani (GACM) def. Zach Kantor (BU) 6-3, 6-0
  2. Nick Aney (GACM) def. Erik Beckers (BU) 6-2, 6-2
  3. Indraneel Raut (GACM) def. Jason Reilly (BU) 6-2, 6-2
  4. Michael O’Neil (GACM) def. Tyler Creelman (BU) 6-2, 6-0
  5. Daniel Fouchier (GACM) def. Lacob Lukkarila (BU) 6-3, 6-1
  6. Drew Elofson (GACM) def. Joey Mueller (BU) 6-3, 6-3

Doubles

  1. Yassine Derbani/Nick Aney (GACM) def. Erik Beckers/Jason Reilly (BU) 8-4
  2. Michael O’Neil/Daniel Fouchier (GACM) def. Zach Kantor/Joey Mueller (BU) 8-4
  3. Xavier Sanga/Alex Budde (GACM) def. Tyler Creelman/Lacob Lukkarila (BU) 8-2

Gustavus will next be in action next weekend when they host the ITA Indoor Championships.

 

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