Men’s Tennis Posts Clean Sheet Against Saint John’s

Posted on March 27th, 2021 by

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SAINT PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus men’s tennis team returned to MIAC play Saturday afternoon at the Swanson Tennis Center and came away with a 9-0 win over Saint John’s. The Gusties remain unbeaten on the season at 7-0 overall and 3-0 in the MIAC, while the Johnnies drop to 4-1 overall and 3-1 in the league.

The Gusties started the afternoon with quick 8-0, 8-3 wins at Nos. 3 and 2 doubles, respectively, while the No. 1 doubles team of Nick Aney (Jr., Rochester) and Alex Budde (So., Menomonee Falls, Wis.) fought back from a 6-5 deficit to win 8-6. In singles, the Gusties won all six matches in straight sets, not conceding more than two games in any set. The depth of the Gusties was prevalent today as they used 12 different players to complete the shutout victory.

“The guys competed very well today,” Head Coach Tommy Valentini said. “We got a great start from Oscar and Caleb at No. 3 doubles, and Xavier and Daniel executed their game plan very well at No. 2. The Saint John’s No. 1 doubles team is strong and played a great match. Nick and Alex were able to stay very poised and trust their game down the stretch to win there. That match gave us some great momentum heading into the singles. Our depth was a real factor for us across the board in singles and the guys did a great job staying focused and embracing the opportunity to compete all day.”

Singles

1. Indraneel Raut (Jr., Oshkosh, Wis.) (GACM) def. Thomas Gillach (SJU) 6-1, 6-1
2. Jack Bergmeyer (So., Lincoln, Neb.) (GACM) def. Nate Jordre (SJU) 6-0, 6-1
3. Joseph Punnoose (Jr., Bloomington) (GACM) def. Wil McDowell (SJU) 6-0, 6-1
4. Joel Hug (Jr., Bangkok, Thailand) (GACM) def. Peyton Fischer (SJU) 6-1, 6-0
5. Sourabh Terakanambi (So., Apple Valley) (GACM) def. Mason Meyer (SJU) 6-2, 6-1
6. Justin Sehlin (So., Bettendorf, Iowa) (GACM) def. Mike Krasowski (SJU) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles

1. Nick Aney/Alex Budde (GACM) def. Thomas Gillach/Wil McDowell (SJU) 8-6

2. Xavier Sanga (Sr., Madison, Wis.)/Daniel Fouchier (So., Nootdorp, Netherlands) (GACM) def. Nate Jordre/Mason Meyer (SJU) 8-3

3. Oscar Wikstrom (So., Hunnebostrand, Sweden)/Caleb Fridinger (Fy., Woodbury) (GACM) def. Peyton Fischer/Will Fischer (SJU) 8-0

We’re thankful for the result, but more so just to be able to play matches,” Valentini said. “We’re looking forward to another fun challenge tomorrow.”

The Gusties travel to Des Moines, Iowa tomorrow for a 1 p.m. match at Drake University.

 

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