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.