Men’s Tennis Claims Three Conference Victories

Posted on February 14th, 2005 by

The Gustavus men’s tennis team opened conference play with three convincing victories on Saturday. Coach Wilkinson used three different teams to defeat Bethel (9-0), St. Olaf (9-0), and Concordia (9-0). The Gusties are now 4-0 overall and 3-0 in the MIAC.

Gustavus started the day by defeating Bethel in Arden Hills 9-0. The team did not drop a set in singles play as Pete Schwingler won 6-2, 6-1 at #1, Tim Gruenisen won 6-2, 6-3 at #2, Griffin Foley won 6-0, 6-3 at #3, Matt Toppin won 6-0, 6-1 at #4, Aaron Zenner won 6-0, 6-0 at #5, and Alex Horton won 6-2, 6-1 at #6. In doubles play, Schwingler and Gruenisen won 8-2 at #1, Foley and Zenner won 8-3 at #2, and Toppin and Horton won 8-5 at #3.

In the afternoon, Gustavus defeated Saint Olaf 9-0 in the Swanson Tennis Center in St. Peter. The Gusties again did not drop a set in singles play as Ben Lundell won 6-1, 6-1 at #1, Jesse Brauer won 6-0, 6-1 at #2, Will Butzlaff won 6-2, 6-2 at #3, Claudio Bravo won 6-2, 6-1 at #4, Brian Laumeyer won 7-5, 6-2 at #5, and Will Colmar won 6-1, 6-0 at #6. In doubles play, Lundell/Brauer won 8-0 at #1, Butzlaff and Bravo won 8-1 at #2, and Colmar and Laumeyer won 8-4 at #3.

The Gusties wrapped up the day with a 9-0 victory over Concordia in Moorhead. The #2 and #4 singles matches were tight as Brett Morse-Karzen needed the superbreaker to defeat Jordy Kammerling 6-3, 3-6, 10-4 at #2 and Will Buzlaff edged William Wischer 6-4, 4-6, 10-7 at #4. The team claimed the of the matches in straight sets as Adam Morgan won 6-0, 6-0 at #1, Andy Bryan won 6-0, 6-0 at #3, Danny Suchy won 7-5, 6-4 at % and Kevin Stickney won 6-2, 6-0 at #6. In doubles play, Morgan and Morse-Karzen won 8-4 at #1, Bryan and Stickney won 8-3 at #2 and Suchy and Butzlaff won 8-5 at #3.

Gustavus will host three more matches this weekend. Coach Steve Wilkinson’s squad will play Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney on Friday at 3:00 pm, Winona State at 9:30 am on Saturday and Minnesota State-Mankato at 2:00 pm on Saturday.

Bethel Results
St. Olaf Results
Concordia Results

 

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