Gustavus Clinches Singles and Doubles Titles On Final Day of Men’s ITA Midwest Regional Tournament

Posted on September 30th, 2007 by

John Kauss and Andy Bryan displays their ITA singles trophies.

John Kauss and Andy Bryan displays their ITA singles trophies.


Bryan/Paukert and Burdakin/Kauss with their ITA doubles trophies.

Bryan/Paukert and Burdakin/Kauss with their ITA doubles trophies.

Gustavus Adolphus College collected titles for both the singles and doubles draws of the Men’s ITA Midwest Regional Tournament Sunday in St. Peter, Minn. The #1-seed Andy Bryan of Gustavus defeated #11-seed John Kauss of Gustavus 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 to claim the singles title. The #1-seeded doubles team of Andy Bryan and Charlie Paukert of Gustavus defeated the #7-seeded doubles team of Mike Burdakin and John Kauss of Gustavus 5-7, 7-5, 1-0(10-7) to earn the doubles title.

The singles semifinals early in the day featured #1-seed Andy Bryan against #5-seed Arya Vayghan of St. Thomas and #11-seed John Kauss against #15-seed Mike Burdakin of Gustavus. Bryan emerged victorious over Vayghan 6-3, 7-6(3). Kauss defeated Burdakin 7-5, 6-1 to move on to the final.

The doubles semifinals had a Gustavus flare as all of the semifinal teams were from the college. The #1-seeded team of Andy Bryan and Charlie Paukert survived their match with the #8 seeded-team of Nick Hansen and Ben Tomasek. Bryan and Paukert found themselves down 7-4, before coming back to win 9-7. The #7-seeded team of Mike Burdakin and John Kauss defeated the unseeded team of Dave Koppel and Aaron Zenner 8-5.

Andy Bryan and Charlie Paukert advance to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Small College Championships which will take place at the Mobile Tennis Center in Mobile, Alabama on Oct. 11-14. Bryan will play in both singles and doubles events, while Paukert will play in the doubles event.

Men’s ITA Midwest Regional Tournament Website

 

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