Tyler Johnson, Gustavus

Tyler Johnson, Gustavus


West Bend, Wis. / East

The Gustavus men's tennis team was extremely busy Saturday, hosting - and winning - three matches on its home court, including its 2013 MIAC debut. The Gusties beat UW-Eau Claire, Saint Mary's and MSOE, only losing a single point across the three matches, with senior Tyler Johnson (West Bend, Wis./East) contributing to two of the victories. Johnson won both a singles match and a doubles match Saturday and, for his performance, was named the first MIAC Men's Tennis Athlete-of-the-Week of the 2013 season.
 
Johnson - a four-year starter for Gustavus - contributed to his team's first conference win of the season with a terrific performance at No. 4 singles. Johnson lost only a single game against his SMU opponent, winning in straight sets, 6-0 and 6-1. He also provided a big lift in the top doubles spot in the nonconference win against UW-Eau Claire. Johnson and his teammate provided an 8-2 victory in the Gusties' 8-1 win. Thus far, Johnson has contributed a 2-1 singles record and a 3-2 doubles record for Gustavus in 2013.
 
Johnson and the Gusties - who are seeking their 25th MIAC title in a row this season - are off to a 4-3 overall start and a 1-0 start in the conference thus far in 2013. Gustavus has a big weekend coming up as it hosts the ITA National Indoor Championship Feb. 22-24. The Gusties return to dual play March 2 when they host Grinnell in a nonconference match at 9:30 a.m., and they'll return to MIAC play the same day with a 6 p.m. match against Macalester. 

 

2013 MIAC Men's Tennis Athletes-of-the-Week

DATE      NAME     SCHOOL     AWARD TYPE     SPORT
5/7/2013   Mya Smith-Dennis Gustavus   Athlete of the Week   Men's Tennis
4/30/2013   Paul Cooper Carleton   Athlete of the Week   Men's Tennis
4/23/2013   Mya Smith-Dennis Gustavus   Athlete of the Week   Men's Tennis
4/16/2013   Brian McCarthy St. Thomas   Athlete of the Week   Men's Tennis
4/9/2013   Reggie Ronning Bethel   Athlete of the Week   Men's Tennis
4/2/2013   David Croonquist Hamline   Athlete of the Week   Men's Tennis
3/26/2013   Collin Kaczorowski Saint Mary's   Athlete of the Week   Men's Tennis
3/19/2013   Mitchell Blackey St. Thomas   Athlete of the Week   Men's Tennis
3/12/2013   Amrik Donkena Gustavus   Athlete of the Week   Men's Tennis
3/5/2013   Brendan O'Connell St. Thomas   Athlete of the Week   Men's Tennis
2/26/2013   Anrik Donkena Gustavus   Athlete of the Week   Men's Tennis
2/19/2013   Tyler Johnson Gustavus   Athlete of the Week   Men's Tennis