Brad Entwistle, Gustavus

Brad Entwistle, Gustavus

Sioux Falls, S.D. / O'Gorman

The Gustavus men's tennis team finished the season strong with three MIAC wins in four days to claim an amazing 27th-straight conference championship. Senior Brad Entwistle (Sioux Falls, S.D./O'Gorman) was a driving force during the team's title-clinching victories over Saint John's, Carleton and St. Thomas by going a combined 6-0 in singles and doubles matches. For his performance, the MIAC sports information directors honored Entwistle Tuesday with his second MIAC Men's Tennis Athlete-of-the-Week award of the season.

Entwistle was a 6-4, 6-4, winner at No. 4 singles and helped Gustavus' No. 2 doubles team claim an 8-6 victory in the team's 9-0 win over Saint John's. The Gusties locked up a share of the title Saturday with a 9-0 that broke a tie atop the standings with Carleton. Entwistle won his No. 4 singles match 6-3, 6-2, and 8-1 at No. 2 doubles. The team finished off its latest title with an 8-1 win over St. Thomas Sunday, with Entwistle scoring a 6-0, 6-1, No. 4 singles win and another 8-1 No. 2 doubles win. Entwistle concluded his final regular season with a 15-11 singles record and an 18-8 doubles mark.

The three wins helped Gustavus complete another perfect trip through its MIAC schedule, as it went 9-0 to claim the 27th-straight title. The Gusties also finished the regular season with a 16-10 overall record. Gustavus will open the 2015 MIAC Men's Tennis Playoffs as the No. 1 seed and will have home-court advantage throughout. Entwistle and company received a bye to the semifinals, and will host the St. Thomas-Macalester winner Friday at 4:30 p.m. in St. Peter, Minn.

2015 MIAC Men's Tennis Athletes-of-the-Week

DATE       NAME       SCHOOL
4/28/2015       Brad Entwistle       Gustavus
4/21/2015       Mohanad Al-Houni       Gustavus
4/14/2015       Erik Johnson       Carleton
4/7/2015       Mauricio Gonzalez       Carleton
4/1/2015       Kevin Mei       Carleton
3/24/2015       Brian Utz       Macalester
3/17/2015       Tim Wolford       Saint Mary's
3/10/2015       Brad Entwistle       Gustavus
3/3/2015       Luke Elifson       St. Thomas
2/24/2015       Andres Saenz       Gustavus
2/17/2015       Erik Johnson       Carleton
2/10/2015       Kevin Mei       Carleton