Entries tagged with ‘Tommy Valentini’

Men’s Tennis Tops Carnegie Mellon, Advances To ITA Indoor Consolation Championship

The No. 16-ranked Gustavus men’s tennis team defeated No. 10-ranked Carnegie Mellon University 8-1 Saturday night in the consolation semifinals of the ITA National Team Indoor Championships, improving to 5-4 on the season.

Men’s Tennis Drops Heartbreaker 5-4 To Defending National Champ Emory

Reminiscent of last spring’s NCAA region championship upset over Chicago, the Gustavus men’s tennis team had the defending national champion, Emory University, on the ropes all the way to the last singles pairing Friday night in the opening round of the ITA National Men’s Team Indoor Championships. But this time, the Gusties dropped a heartbreaker 5-4 to the No. 1 ranked team in the country, moving into the consolation bracket.

Men’s Tennis Wins Three Matches As Split Squad

The No. 16-ranked Gustavus men’s tennis team won three matches Saturday as a split squad, improving to 4-3 overall and 1-0 in the MIAC. The Gusties started the day with a home-opening 8-1 win over Morningside at the Swanson Tennis Center, followed by a 7-2 win over Luther at home and a 9-0 sweep at Saint Mary’s to start MIAC play.

Men’s Tennis Returns Veteran Group As 2018 Season Begins In Florida

One season removed from its first NCAA quarterfinal appearance since 2009 and in the wake of an Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) national singles title in October, the Gustavus men’s tennis team has turned the page and has its sights set on a brand-new spring season. The Gusties, winners of 295 consecutive MIAC matches and 29 straight league titles, are aware of the target on their backs and are taking the necessary steps to face the challenges ahead.

Tommy Valentini And Brad Entwistle On Tap For The Gustie Spotlight This Weekend

St. Peter, Minn. – Gustavus Adolphus heads men’s tennis coach Tommy Valentini and senior Brad Entwistle (Sioux Falls, S.D.) highlight this weekend’s edition of the Gustie Spotlight on KNUJ AM 860.  Valentini and Entwistle discuss the start of the 2015 tennis season and the upcoming ITA Indoor Championship being held at the Swanson Tennis Center […]

Al-Houni, Saenz Compete At USTA/ITA National Small College Championships

Motasem Al-Houni reaches for a volley during the USTA/ITA National Small College Championships held this past week in Sumter, South Carolina. (Photo courtesy of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association). Sumter, S.C. – Gustavus men’s tennis players Motasem Al-Houni (Sr., Tripoli, Libya) and Andres Saenz (So., Cancun, Mexico) competed at the USTA/ITA National Small College Championships that were held […]

Tommy Valentini And Bryan Miles Highlight 2014 MIAC Men’s Tennis Awards

St. Paul – Gustavus Adolphus head coach Tommy Valentini and senior Bryan Miles (Wausau, Wis.) highlighted the 2014 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Tennis Awards released Thursday afternoon by the conference office. Valentini was named the MIAC Steve Wilkinson Men’s Tennis Coach-of-the-Year, while Miles received the Arthur Ashe Award, which annually recognizes a senior tennis student-athlete […]

Men’s Tennis Defeats Carleton 8-1 To Claim 2013 MIAC Playoff Title

The Gustavus Men's Tennis Team claims their third consecutive MIAC Playoff Championship. Photo courtesy of Jeff Hunt. St. Peter, Minn. – When it was determined that the 2013 MIAC Men’s Tennis Playoff Championship was going to be contested outdoors, it is fairly safe to say that the players from Gustavus and Carleton would likely never […]

Donkena, Smith-Dennis Advance In NCAA Doubles Championships, Fall In Singles

Gustavus men’s tennis players Amrik Donkena and Mya Smith-Dennis both lost their singles match-ups in the first round of the NCAA Championships on Thursday morning in Cary, N.C., but bounced back as teammates with a close victory in the doubles draw. The top-seeded duo advances to the second round, which starts at 2:00 p.m. EST on Friday.

Men’s Tennis Falls In NCAA Regional Final To No. 15 Washington University

The Gustavus men’s tennis team ended its season Sunday afternoon in Whitewater, Wis., falling to 15th-ranked Washington University in St. Louis 5-0 in an NCAA Division III Regional title match. Washington advances to the eight-team championship series with a 17-6 record, while the Gusties end their campaign at 22-8 – the most wins in a season during head coach Tommy Valentini’s three years at the helm.