Loren Collins placed third in the singles flight while Adam Morgan and Brett Morse-Karzen finished fourth in the doubles competition at the ITA Men’s Tennis Small College Championships held in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Collins earned thrid place honors at the event by downing Brian Alvo from Washington University 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 in the third place match.
Morgan and Morse-Karzen had qualified for the third place match by splitting their first two matches. The Gustie duo was defeated by Mary Washington’s tandem of Paul Bristow and Dan Uyar 6-3, 6-2.
Evan Tindell of MIT won the singles championship and Sean Fifield and Stefan Parker from Trinity teamed up for the doubles crown.
The next collegiate competition for the Gusties will be in Hawaii on February 5 against Brigham Young-Hawaii, the two-time defending NCAA II team champions. The following day the team plays the University of Hawaii, a Division I opponent. Local fans can see Gustavus compete at the Swanson Center for the National Indoor ITA title on February 27-29, 2004. Gustavus has won the title for the past two years. Last year Gustavus beat Emory in the finals.