The Gustavus Adolphus men’s tennis team picked up a pair of dual wins Saturday, sweeping St. Thomas and UW-Whitewater by 9-0 scores. A dual with Augustana (S.D.) scheduled for Saturday evening has been postponed. No make up date has been announced.
The Gusties got off to a good start against UW-Whitewater, sweeping all three doubles matches. Andy Bryan (Jr., Edina, Minn.) and Jesse Brauer (Sr., Mankato, Minn./West) defeated Robin Borg and Alex Lowe 8-4 at No. 1 doubles, Mike Burdakin (So., Bettendorf, Iowa) and Charlie Paukert (So., Grand Forks, N.D.) topped Steve Klaas and Bill Stranberg 8-6 at No. 2 doubles, and Ben Tomasek (So., Oakdale, Minn./North St. Paul) and Nick Hansen (So., Duluth, Minn./East) defeated Johnny Reed and Erich Palacek 8-4 at the No. 3 position.
On the singles side, Bryan needed three sets to defeat Borg 7-5, 0-6, 1-0 (12-10) at No. 1 singles, Brauer topped Lowe 6-4, 6-0 at the No. 2 position, and Burdakin downed Klaas 6-3, 6-2 at the No. 3 spot. Paukert downed Stranberg 7-5, 6-2 at No. 4 singles, Tomasek defeated Reed 6-2, 7-6 (7-5), and Hansen topped John Friar 5-7, 6-3, 1-0 (10-5).
Part of the team was sent to Minneapolis to face St. Thomas in a MIAC dual. The Gusties took all three doubles matches as John Kauss (So., St. Paul, Minn./Harding) and Aaron Zenner (Jr., St. Paul, Minn./Cretin-Derham Hall) defeated Ben Herding and Patrick Napurski 8-3 at No. 1 doubles, Claudio Bravo (Sr., Tucson, Ariz./Rincon) and Ashok Jethwa (So., Minot, N.D.) downed Joshua Tomashek Kevin Manzel 8-3 at the No. 2 spot, and Griffin Foley (Jr., White Bear Lake, Minn.) and Danny Suchy (Sr., La Crosse, Wis./Central) topped Andrew Carlson and Brett Casey 8-4 at the No. 3 position.
In singles play, Kauss topped Herding 6-2, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, Suchy downed Napurski 6-2, 6-0 at the No. 2 spot, and Zenner defeated Phil Hanke 6-0, 6-0 at the No. 3 position. Bravo topped Tomashek 6-4, 6-2 at No. 4 singles, Foley downed Manzel 6-1, 6-2 at the No. 5 spot, and Jethwa swept Carlson 6-0, 6-0 at the No. 6 position.
The Gusties will compete in a trio of MIAC dual next Saturday hosting St. Olaf and Saint John’s while also sending part of the team to face Bethel.