Men’s Tennis Team Defeats Redlands 6-1 to Finish Third at ITA Indoor Championships

Posted on February 27th, 2005 by

The Gusties pictured with their third place team trophy.

The Gusties pictured with their third place team trophy.

Gustavus completed a successful weekend with a 6-1 win over the University of Redlands in the third place match on Sunday afternoon. Redlands picked up its lone point of the match by winning the doubles point. Gustavus opened the match with a win at the #1 position as Adam Morgan and Brett Morse-Karzen defeated Michael Thoeresz and Andrew Elling 8-3. However, the Bulldogs rallied to win the other two matches in thrilling fashion. Sean Dolan and Ashwin Bhargava defeated Ben Lundell and Jesse Brauer 9-8 (3) at #2 and Robert Vincent and Brian Manning slipped past Andy Bryan and Roy Bryan 9-8 (4).

Gustavus came back to claim the convincing victory by winning all six singles matches. Ben Lundell defeated Michael Thoeresz 6-4, 7-5 at #1, Adam Morgan defeated Andrew Elling 6-2, 6-3 at #2, Jesse Brauer defeated Sean Dolan 7-6 (6), 6-0 at #3, Brett Morse-Karzen defeated Ashwin Bhargava 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 at #4, Andy Bryan defeated Robert Vincent 7-6 (5), 6-4 at #5 and Roy Bryan defeated Ian Bradburn 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 at #6.

The Gusties played very well in posting a 2-1 mark at the tournament. Seeded fifth, Gustavus beat #4 seed Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 7-0 in the first round, then lost to #1 seed Emory 4-3 in the semifinals, before defeating #3 seed University of Redlands 6-1 in the third place match.

Coach Steve Wilkinson’s squads have now posted two first place finishes, one second place finish, and two third place finishes in the five-year history of the ITA Indoor Team Championship.

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#5 Gustavus defeated #3 Redlands 6-1

Singles
#1 – Ben Lundell (GAC) defeated Michael Thoeresz (UR) 6-4, 7-5
#2 – Adam Morgan (GAC) defeated Andrew Elling (UR) 6-2, 6-3
#3 – Jesse Brauer (GAC) defeated Sean Dolan (UR) 7-6(6), 6-0
#4 – Brett Morse-Karzen (GAC) defeated Ashwin Bhargava (UR) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
#5 – Andy Bryan (GAC) defeated Robert Vincent (UR) 7-6(5), 6-4
#6 – Roy Bryan (GAC) defeated Ian Bradburn (UR) 2-6, 6-3(6)

Doubles
#1 – Morgan/Morse-Karzen (GAC) defeatedThoeresz/Elling (UR) 8-3
#2 – Dolan/Bhargava (UR) defeated Lundell/Brauer (GAC) 9-8(3)
#3 – Vincent/Manning (UR) defeated A. Bryan/R. Bryan (GAC) 9-8(4)

 

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