Gusties Go 2-0 Against UW-Whitewater, Bethel Posted on April 15th, 2023 by

WHITEWATER, Wis. / SAINT PETER, Minn. — The Gusties competed in two matches Saturday, sending a squad to No. 38 UW-Whitewater while another group faced Bethel for a MIAC contest back home. The Gusties went 2-0 in both matches, defeating UW-Whitewater 5-3 and Bethel 9-0.

No. 10 Gustavus 5, No. 38 UW-Whitewater 3

In Whitewater, the Gusties matched up with nationally-ranked No. 38 UW-Whitewater, getting a 5-3 victory over the Warhawks. Whitewater grabbed the lead early, winning two of three doubles matches. Drew Elofson (Sr., Saint Peter) and Tyler Haddorff (Fy., Burnsville) picked up the doubles win for the Gusties in the third spot, winning 8-4. The Gusties were effective in the singles, getting wins from Daniel Fouchier (Sr., Nootdorp, Netherlands), Josh Christensen (So., Rochester), Alex Budde (Sr., Menomonee Falls, Wis.), and a come-from-behind victory from Gage Gohl (Fy., Sioux Falls, S.D.) in the No. 6 spot to for the eventual victory.

“The entire team came up with an excellent effort today,” said Head Coach Tommy Valentini. “On the road against a tough UWW team, we needed to stay poised, calm, present and very tough and our leaders did a beautiful job of putting us in that mindset. Drew and Tyler were fantastic stepping in at 3 doubles for us today and kept us in the match early. From there the guys trusted each other and stuck to our plan to come through in the singles despite being down 1-2. Gage gave us a huge lift stepping in at 6 today, and Daniel, Josh and Alex competed very maturely to get us over the line. It was a great team effort out there under challenging circumstances.”



No. 10 Gustavus 9, Bethel 0

The Gusties picked up their second win of the day, this time in Saint Peter, defeating the Royals 9-0 for the team’s seventh straight MIAC victory of the season.

“At home against Bethel, we were calm and strong in a few key moments in the doubles at the back end of the one and two spots. Our guys trusted each other there to come through after Justin and Geoffrey played great to get us rolling. Once we had the 3-0 lead, we went after it in singles and played well. Again, our leaders in this match were fantastic and had us ready to compete at a high level.


“We made good progress as a group today and we’ll look to build on it and continue to improve as we face another set of fun challenges next weekend.”

The Gusties are back next Saturday for their final two matches of the regular season, facing both Concordia and Carleton on the road.


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