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Gustavus Tennis Continues Storied Tradition

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Chances are, Gustavus Adolphus tennis is one of the best dynasties you've never heard of. The Gusties have won a preposterous 27 straight conference titles. Sophomore Mason Bultje says, "It's bigger than just the tennis. Positive attitude, full effort, and good sportsmanship. I'd say that's really the key for us. We just focus on that all the time and success follows."

Gustie coach Tommy Valentini adds, "That's who we are, and we're working on developing that with each individual, and as our team culture every time we step on the court."

This group enjoys a strong team chemistry, built largely through team road trips. Bultje says, "We take a van and we'll pack 8 guys in an 8 passenger van, and get real snug and get to know each other for a while. It's fun and we're a really tight group."

Valentini says, "We certainly prioritize the group chemistry and the culture, and our guys have done a really nice job of making it go nicely so far this year.