‘Men’s Tennis’ Category

Men’s Tennis Tops Southeastern 8-1

After four scrimmages in Florida this week, the Gustavus men’s tennis team defeated Southeastern 8-1 on Friday. The Gusties swept doubles and won five singles matches in straight sets to improve to 2-1 on the season.

Johnson Named MIAC Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week

Chase Johnson (Sr., Golden Valley, Minn.) began the Gustavus men’s tennis team’s dual match season with a singles victory against a Division I opponent. Playing at No. 2 singles, Johnson dropped the first set, 6-1, before fighting back to win consecutive breakers 7-6, 7-6 against North Dakota.

Men’s Tennis Starts Dual Match Season With a Split

The Gustavus men’s tennis team kicked off its 2019 dual match season with a win and a loss Saturday. The Gusties lost 5-2 at Division I North Dakato before a split squad defeated Concordia 8-1 to begin MIAC play.

2019 Men’s Tennis Preview

The Gustavus men’s tennis team, which starts the season ranked No. 8 in the nation according to the Jan. 15 ITA poll, is set to begin its 2019 spring season with a new look and is excited for the challenges that lie ahead.

Former Men’s Tennis Players Win USTA College Alumni Classic

Six former Gustavus men’s tennis players competed in the USTA’s College Alumni Classic on Dec. 15 and took home the title. Recently inducted Gustavus Athletics Hall of Famer Eric Butorac ’03, now the director of pro tennis operations and player relations for the USTA, organized the event which included eight teams with two pools of four schools.

Johnson and Whaling Take Third at ITA Cup

The Gustavus men’s tennis doubles team of Chase Johnson (Sr., Golden Valley, Minn.) and Patrick Whaling (Sr., Manikin Sabot, Va.) claimed third place Saturday at the ITA Cup, defeating James Wei and Varun Shanker of Caltech 7-5, 6-3 at Berry College. Johnson and Whaling finish the fall season 11-1 overall and as All-Americans. 

Johnson and Whaling to Play for Third Place at ITA Cup

The Gustavus men’s tennis doubles team of Chase Johnson (Sr., Golden Valley, Minn.) and Patrick Whaling (Sr., Manikin Sabot, Va.) lost Friday in the semifinals of the ITA Cup to Emory’s Jonathan Jemison and Adrien Bochet 7-5, 6-1. It’s the first loss of the fall season for Johnson and Whaling as they drop to 10-1 overall. The Gusties will now play for third place Saturday against the loser of Yangeng Jiang/Justin Wang of Bowdoin and James Wei/Varun Shanker of Caltech.

Johnson and Whaling Win First Doubles Match at ITA Cup

The Gustavus men’s doubles team of Chase Johnson (Sr., Golden Valley, Minn.) and Patrick Whaling (Sr., Manikin Sabot, Va.) posted a comeback victory in their first match at the ITA Cup on Thursday, defeating Jordan Pitts and Wilson Lambeth of Trinity (Texas) 3-6, 6-4, 10-5. Johnson and Whaling, now 10-0 on the season, advance to the semifinals Friday.

Three Gustie Tennis Players to Compete at ITA Cup

Three Gustavus tennis players are set to compete in the ITA Cup Thursday at Berry College in Rome, Ga. Women’s singles player Ginger Valentine (So., Delano, Minn.), the fifth seed, will take on No. 4 Venia Yeung of Wesleyan at 9 a.m. The men’s doubles team of Chase Johnson (Sr., Golden Valley, Minn.) and Patrick Whaling (Sr., Manikin Sabot, Va.) will take on Jordan Pitts and Wilson Lambeth of Trinity (Texas) at 5 p.m. Thursday.

Gustavus Athletics Department Inducts Class of 2018 Hall of Fame

The Gustavus Athletics Department inducted nine new members into its Hall of Fame on Saturday night during the 41st annual banquet. The new members include Renee Beaudry Scanlon ’03 (Soccer), Eric Butorac ’03 (Tennis), Meghan Donley Kimber ’00 (Tennis), Ryan Hoag ’03 (Football, Track & Field), Luke Speltz ’03 (Track & Field), Andy Traetow ’03 (Football), Jerry Washington ’03 (Track & Field), Kevin Whipple ’03 (Tennis), and Al Molde ‘66 (Benefactor).