SAINT PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus men’s tennis team defeated the Carleton Knights 7-2 in its final home match of the regular season and improve to 20-10 overall and 8-0 in the MIAC.
“The guys were fantastic today,” said Head Coach Tommy Valentini. “We played very solid in the doubles to get out to the 3-0 lead. Josh and Drew gave us a huge lift at number 3. Sourabh and Daniel showed a lot of poise and played a great breaker at 2, and Nick and Alex handled the big moments well at 1 to come through.”
|1. Nick Aney (Sr., Rochester)/Alex Budde (Jr., Menomonee Falls, Wis.) (GACM) def. Tarm Rojanasoonthon/Tate Fuller (CAR) 8-6|
|2.Daniel Fouchier (Nootdorp, Netherlands/ Sourabh Terakanambi (Jr., Apple Valley)(GACM) def. William Walsh/Aswath Viswanathan (CAR) 8-7|
|3. Drew Elofson (Sr., Saint Peter)/Josh Christensen (Fy., Rochester) (GACM) def. Yuv Kataria/Aniketh Vipparla (CAR) 8-4|
“In the singles we competed very well. Neel was resilient and came through against a very tough opponent, and Nick, Alex and Rafa all did well to stick to their game plans and scored important points for us in the process. We had great energy, support and trust all day for our entire group and put together a total team effort against a very talented opposition.”
|1. Indraneel Raut (Sr., Oshkosh Wis.) (GACM) def. Tarm Rojanasoonthon (CAR) 7-5, 7-5|
|2. Nick Aney (GACM) def. Yuv Kataria (CAR) 6-4, 6-2|
|3. Xander Roti (CAR) def. Daniel Fouchier (GACM) 2-6, 6-3, 10-6|
|4. Alex Budde (GACM) def. Tate Fuller (CAR) 6-2, 6-3|
|5.Rafael Costa (Fy., Sao Paulo, Brazil) (GACM) def. Aswath Viswanathan (CAR) 6-4, 6-2|
|6. Bence Kisgeczi (CAR) def. Jack Bergmeyer (Lincoln, Neb.) (GACM) 7-5, 3-6, 10-7|
“We took a good step forward today as a team, and we’ll look to build on it moving forward into the final week of the regular season.”
The Gusties will end the regular season at Hamline next Saturday, April 30th in St. Paul beginning at 11:00 a.m.