‘Men’s Tennis’ Category
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association recently announced its 2016 Academic Awards and the Gustavus men’s and women’s teams are well represented. The men’s team features five players as 2016 scholar athletes, while the women’s squad is recognized as an all-academic team with 11 scholar athletes.
Gustavus Adolphus College is hosting an Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Summer Circuit event Friday through Sunday, July 1-3. The tournament brings together college players from all divisions as well as top junior players for a weekend of singles and doubles. Play begins with play-in matches, beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday. Main draw and consolation matches continue Saturday with play beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday’s matches also begin at 9 a.m.
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) recently announced its 2016 Division III All-Americans and Gustavus’s top player Mohanad Alhouni (So., Tripoli, Libya) was named All America on the singles team for his performance during the fall season. Alhouni becomes the 51st Gustavus men’s tennis player to earn All America status and claims the 98th All America distinction in program history.
Remarkably, student-athletes in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) keep finding ways to achieve both in their chosen sports and in the classroom at ever-improving rates. For the first time in MIAC history, the conference recognized more than 1,000 student-athletes with Academic All-Conference honors. Gustavus has 58 student-athletes recognized as Winter-Spring Academic All-Conference.
Gustavus Adolphus College men's tennis players Andres Saenz (Sr., Cancun, Mexico) and Mohanad Alhouni (So., Tripoli, Libya) suffered a pair of losses Thursday in the 2016 NCAA Individual Championships that were played at Stowe Stadium at Kalamazoo College. In doubles, Saenz and Alhouni were defeated by Scott Rubinstein and James Spaulding of Emory University 6-2, 6-1, and in singles, Alhouni fell to Steven Chen of Wesleyan College by a 6-4, 6-0 count.
UPDATE (2:32 p.m. May 25): The singles and doubles draws have been released. Mohanad Alhouni will face Steven Chen of Wesleyan (CT) at 9 a.m. Thursday in the singles draw, and Alhouni and Andres Saenz will face Scott Rubenstein and James Spaulding of Emory at 3 p.m. Thursday in the doubles draw.
The Gustavus Adolphus College men’s tennis team concluded its 2015-16 season Sunday, suffering a 5-2 loss to No. 8-ranked University of Chicago in the third round of the NCAA Championships played at the Stagg Field Tennis Courts. The Gusties earned two out of three doubles matches before the Maroons were able to win four straight points in singles to clinch the match. This marks the second consecutive year that Chicago has eliminated Gustavus from postseason play.
The Gustavus Adolphus College men's tennis team earned a 5-2 victory over No. 34 Coe College in the second round of the NCAA Championships that was played Saturday afternoon at the Stagg Field Tennis Courts on the campus of the University of Chicago. With the win, the Gusties improve to 24-7 overall and advance to tomorrow's regional final that will be played at noon against the winner of No. 8 University of Chicago and Carthage College.
Six Gustavus Adolphus College men’s tennis players were named to the All-MIAC Team that was announced Tuesday by the conference office. Senior Andres Saenz (Cancun, Mexico), and sophomores Zach Ekstein (Eagan, Minn.) and Mohanad Alhouni (Tripoli, Libya) were each named to the All-Conference singles and doubles teams, while senior Mitch Elofson (St. Peter, Minn.) and sophomore Gabe Steinwand (Moorhead, Minn.) were named to the singles squad, and sophomore Tommy Entwistle (Sioux Falls, S.D.) was named to the doubles team. In addition, Coach Tommy Valentini earned the Steve Wilkinson Coach of the Year honor for the third time in his seven seasons at the helm of his alma mater, and Steinwand was named the conference’s Elite 22 winner, which honors the individual with the highest GPA at the MIAC Playoff Championship site.
The Gustavus Adolphus College men's and women's tennis teams begin their NCAA Tournament journeys this Thursday and Saturday. The women's team will travel to Whitewater, Wis. for their first round matchup with Wheaton College on Thursday at 4 p.m., while the men will head to Chicago and will play their first match against Coe College on Saturday at 10 a.m.