Gustavus men’s tennis player Andy Bryan finished second at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Small College Championships with a hard-fought loss to John Watts of Washington University (St. Louis, Missouri) 6-4, 2-6, 3-6. On the women’s side, Jenni White lost to Katie Tabb of Washington and Lee 4-6, 5-7 to finish in sixth place, while Sierra Krebsbach defeated Sabra Rogers of Emory 6-1, 6-3 to finish seventh. The tournament was played in Mobile, Alabama.
In men’s doubles play, Bryan and partner Charlie Paukert lost to Charlie Cutler and Chris Hoeland of Washington University 6-2, 3-6, 7-10 in the superbreaker and finished in fourth place.
The tournament was a big success for both the Gustie men’s and women’s tennis players as Bryan finished second in singles and teamed with Charlie Paukert to place fourth in doubles, while the Jenni White and Sierra Krebsbach teamed up to place third in doubles with White also placing sixth in singles and Krebsbach seventh in singles.
Andy Bryan received the 2007 James O’ Hara Sargent Sportsmanship Award presented by Rolex Watch USA Saturday at the ITA National Small College Tennis Championships presented by Outback Steakhouse and the USTA.
The James O’ Hara Sargent Sportsmanship Awards go to a male and a female player who displays outstanding sportsmanship and exemplifies the spirit of college tennis during the course of the ITA National Small College Championships. The award is given in memory of Jim Sargent, former Media Manager for Rolex Watch USA, who was involved in a fatal car accident in 2000. He was a great friend of college tennis, an ITA All American who competed with outstanding success and sportsmanship at Lynchburg College, and afterwards continued as a special partner to the ITA in his role with Rolex.