Men’s Tennis Defeats Luther 5-0 To Claim NCAA Regional, Advances To NCAA Team Championship in Claremont, California

Posted on May 10th, 2009 by

Gustavus Adolphus earned its 10th consecutive trip to the NCAA Team Championship Finals after defeating Luther College 5-0 on Sunday afternoon in St. Peter. The Gusties once again started their match with three wins in doubles play. All three matches were competitive, however John Kauss and Mike Burdakin defeated Max Busch and Harrison Whiteley 8-5 at the #1 spot, while Charlie Paukert and Ben Tomasek defeated defeated Utsav Rijal and Thomas Orser 8-6 at the #2 spot, and Kevin Stickney and Nick Hansen defeated Max Piepkorn and Scott Martin 8-3 at the #3 spot. The Gusties continued to roll in singles play as Patrick Clark defeated Thomas Orser 6-3, 6-1 at the #5 position and Ben Tomasek defeated Utsab Rijal 6-1, 6-4 at the #4 position. The match was stopped once the Gusties had posted the decisive fifth point.

The Gusties, who are now 27-8 overall, will compete at the NCAA Team Championships hosted by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges on May 19-21 in Claremont, California.

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