Men’s Tennis Loses 8-1 to WashU

Posted on April 3rd, 2021 by

BETTENDORF, Iowa – The Gustavus men’s tennis team Saturday met Washington University-St. Louis in the middle at a neutral site and lost 8-1 in its first outdoor match of the season. The Gusties drop to 7-2 overall, while the Bears improve to 4-1.

I was proud of the team’s effort today,” Head Coach Tommy Valentini said. “It was a big ask to take on a WashU team of this caliber in our first outdoor match in a long time. The guys came out with very good energy in the doubles. We weren’t able to execute quite as well as we needed to there, but did a lot of good things. Once they had the big lead, they were able play downhill a bit on us in the singles. Still, our guys competed well, fought hard and made some important strides. We learned a lot about ourselves in this one as a result of embracing this tough challenge, and the guys will grow and improve from it moving forward.”

Singles

1. Ethan Hillis (WSTL) def. Nick Aney (GACM) 6-2, 6-0
2. Scott Altmeyer (WSTL) def. Indraneel Raut (GACM) 6-0, 6-0
3. Benjamin Vander Sman (WSTL) def. Daniel Fouchier (GACM) 6-1, 6-1
4. Daniel Li (WSTL) def. Oscar Wikstrom (GACM) 6-1, 6-1
5. Alex Budde (GACM) def. Abhi Ramireddy (WSTL) 4-4, retired
6. Gaurav Singh (WSTL) def. Caleb Fridinger (GACM) 6-0, 6-2

Doubles

1. Scott Altmeyer/Abhi Ramireddy (WSTL) def. Nick Aney/Alex Budde (GACM) 8-2
2. Daniel Li/Benjamin Vander Sman (WSTL) def. Xavier Sanga/Daniel Fouchier (GACM) 8-5
3. Ethan Hillis/Gaurav Singh (WSTL) def. Joseph Punnoose/Caleb Fridinger (GACM) 8-3

The Gusties host Hamline and Macalester next Saturday.

 

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