Men’s Tennis Locks Up 34th Consecutive MIAC Championship Posted on April 22nd, 2023 by

FARGO, N.D. / ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Gustavus men’s tennis team won its 34th consecutive MIAC Regular Season Championship Saturday, clinching the title with wins over Concordia and Carleton. The Gusties had a perfect 9-0 performance against the Cobbers in Fargo, while another squad dealt Carleton its first MIAC setback of the year with a 7-2 victory.

The title marks the program’s 51st, by far the most of any MIAC team, and the 34th in a row, with the Gusties winning every regular season dating back to 1989. The team finishes the regular season with an overall record of 22-10 and a perfect MIAC showing of 9-0.

“We’re very grateful for the regular season title,” said Head Coach Tommy Valentini. “This group has used a ton of depth throughout the season with everyone contributing wins in singles and doubles and supporting each other all season long. It’s been a true team effort and we couldn’t be prouder of how this group has lived out what is most important to our program.

“We look forward to the post season and to continue to be together as a team, to making more progress and to facing the next challenge together.”

Gustavus 9, Concordia 0 | BOX SCORE

The Gusties started the day bright and early against Concordia, rolling past the Cobbers with ease in a 9-0 victory. Gustavus was nearly perfect in every competition, winning all six singles matches in two sets, including shutout victories from Luke Fridinger (Fy., Woodbury), Justin Sehlin (Sr., Bettendorf, Iowa), and Luke Haddorff (Sr., Burnsville).

“The guys were fantastic today. Up in Fargo they got out to a great start in the doubles with Geoffrey and Justin at 3. Jack & Luke Haddorff and Oscar & Luke Fridinger were excellent at 1 and 2, and then they played some very strong singles matches.”


1. Jack Bergmeyer (GACM) def. Logan Sandberg (CC) 6-0, 6-3
2. Oscar Wikstrom (GACM) def. Kai Pierce (CC) 6-2, 6-2
3. Luke Fridinger (GACM) def. Kipton Jenson (CC) 6-0, 6-0
4. Justin Sehlin (GACM) def. Atticus Baker (CC) 6-0, 6-0
5. Luke Haddorff (GACM) def. Matthew Nemer (CC) 6-0, 6-0
6. Geoffrey Youngs (GACM) def. Nicholas Ness (CC) 6-1, 6-2


1. Jack Bergmeyer/Luke Haddorff (GACM) def. Logan Sandberg/Kai Pierce (CC) 8-3
2. Oscar Wikstrom/Luke Fridinger (GACM) def. Kipton Jenson/Nicholas Ness (CC) 8-1
3. Justin Sehlin/Geoffrey Youngs (GACM) def. Atticus Baker/Matthew Nemer (CC) 8-0

Gustavus 7, Carleton 2 | BOX SCORE

The Gusties saved their biggest conference matchup for last, facing the only other team with an undefeated MIAC record in their regular season finale. The Gusties and the Knights battled for the top spot in the conference, with the Gusties emerging victorious by a score of 7-2. Gustavus came up with three doubles wins to start the match, including a marathon 8-7 victory in the No. 1 spot courtesy of Nick Aney (Sr., Rochester) and Daniel Fouchier (Sr., Nootdorp, Netherlands). From there, the Gusties put away four singles victories to get the win and clinch the championship title.

“Against Carleton, we came out flying in the doubles. Sourabh and Marco were electric at 3, Gage and Alex were very solid at 2 and Nick and Daniel were poised and showed a ton of trust in the key moments to get us the 3-0 lead. Alex and Josh played beautifully to close it out for us, and both Marco and Daniel were great in the back halves of their second sets. Carleton is a talented and strong team. We stayed present tonight and handled the moment very well.”


1. Tarm Rojanasoonthon (CAR) def. Nick Aney (GACM) 6-3, 6-4
2. Marco Siviero (GACM) def. Tate Fuller (CAR) 6-1, 6-3
3. Yuv Kataria (CAR) def. Indraneel Raut (GACM) 6-4, 6-4
4. Daniel Fouchier (GACM) def. Ozzie Viswanathan (CAR) 6-3, 6-4
5. Josh Christensen (GACM) def. Zach Leslie (CAR) 6-1, 6-1
6. Alex Budde (GACM) def. Cooper Kline (CAR) 6-1, 6-0


1. Nick Aney/Daniel Fouchier (GACM) def. Tarm Rojanasoonthon/Tate Fuller (CAR) 8-7 (7-3)
2. Alex Budde/Gage Gohl (GACM) def. Ozzie Viswanathan/Zach Leslie (CAR) 8-4
3. Sourabh Terakanambi/Marco Siviero (GACM) def. Yuv Kataria/Aniketh Vipparla (CAR) 8-1



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