SARTELL, Minn. – Saint John’s tennis won its home opener, 8-1 over St. Olaf on Saturday, March 20, at Sta-Fit in Sartell.
The Johnnies (2-0, 2-0 MIAC) swept all six singles matches, five in straight sets, in the victory.
Senior Thomas Gillach (Lindstrom, Minn./Chisago Lakes) and sophomore Wil McDowell (Sioux Falls, S.D./O’Gorman) won at No. 1 doubles (8-3), while sophomores Hunter and Peyton Fischer (Spicer, Minn./Willmar) matched the score at No. 3. St. Olaf (1-2, 1-2 MIAC) won at No. 2 doubles, 8-5.
Gillach (No. 1), McDowell (No. 3) and Peyton Fischer (No. 4) won their singles matches in straight sets.
Senior Nate Jordre (St. Cloud, Minn./Tech) won at No. 2 singles, his first match of the season, via the super-breaker: 3-6, 6-2, 11-9. Freshman Mason Meyer (Bloomington, Minn./Jefferson) claimed a 6-3, 6-2 victory at No. 5 and freshman Mike Krasowski (Wausau, Wis./East) won his first collegiate match at No. 6 singles, 6-4 and 7-6 (7-1).
SJU ends the weekend with a 3:30 p.m. match against Hamline (1-1, 0-1 MIAC) on Sunday, March 21, at Sta-Fit.