Men’s Tennis: Macalester Sees Six Scots Recognized with Conference Awards

St. Paul, Minn. – Six Scots of the Macalester College men’s tennis team were recognized by the MIAC today, as the conference announced its end of year awards. First years Alec Sargent (Rochester, Minn./Rochester Century) and Jordan Doi (Mililani, Hawaii / Mililani), juniors Matthew Sullivan (Tacoma, Wash./Weil) and Anton Korolev (Moscow, Russia / Weil), and seniors Alexander Poland (Madison, Wis./Madison West) and Karsten Knutsen (Minneapolis, Minn./Riverfield Country Day (Okla.) Each made the All-MIAC singles team. Sargent and Sullivan also made the All-MIAC doubles team and Poland was also recognized as part of the MIAC All-Sportsmanship team.

Korolev led the team in singles play this season, going 9-6 (7-2 MIAC). Korolev played at fourth and fifth singles this season, with records of 3-2 and 6-4 respectively. He won a three-set battle (6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-6)) against St. Olaf in the second to last match of the regular season on April 26 and won 7-5, 6- 2 against Saint John’s on April 23, all at No. 5 singles. Korolev also played in two doubles matches this season, going 1-1.

In his rookie season, Doi registered the second most singles wins on the team with eight. Going 6-3 in conference and 8-8 overall, Doi played at second and third singles in the spring. Doi went 3-2 at second and 5-6 at third singles. Doi won in two 6-3 sets against Saint John’s on April 23 and won in a three-set battle (6-4, 1-6, 1-0) against Bethel on April 13.

Fellow first year, Sargent, ended the season with an 8-9 singles record, playing all matches at first singles in his debut season. Like Doi, Sargent had a 6-3 conference record. Sargent defeated St. Scholastica at first singles 6-4, 6-0. Sargent registered at 9-7 (7-2 MIAC) doubles record this spring. In the first seven duals of the season, Sargent paired with Doi at No. 2 doubles, recording a 3-4 record. Then Sargent moved up to No. 1 doubles to play with Sullivan and had a record of 6-3 (6-2 MIAC).

Sullivan played at No. 1 doubles all season, first paired with fellow junior Josh Marine (Honolulu, Hawaii / Summit) before Sargent. Sullivan tallied at 9-8 doubles record going 7-2 in conference. He and Sargent won 8-0 against Saint John’s at No. 1 doubles on April 23. Sullivan also put up a 10-3 (6-2 MIAC) singles record playing at third and fourth singles. His records of him were 3-1 and 7-2 respectively.

Knutsen tallied a 6-5 singles record this season, 5-3 in conference. Knutsen played all his matches by him at No. 2 singles. Knutsen defeated Saint Mary’s 6-3, 6-0 at second singles on March 26. Knutsen moved up to second singles this year after playing third singles the past two years for the Scots. Knutsen registered 20 wins in his career.

Poland played at fifth and sixth singles this season, rounding out the season with a 4-2 No. 5 singles record and a 7-3 No. 6 singles record. Poland went 7-2 in conference, including beating Division II Post University, in two 7-6 matches on the team’s spring trip in Florida. Poland also had a 11-5 doubles record, mostly at third doubles (10-4). Poland ends his career at Macalester with 19 singles wins.

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