The Gustavus men’s tennis team wrapped up its spring break trip to Southern California with a 7-2 loss to Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California on Friday evening. Azusa Pacific is currently ranked #2 in the NAIA national poll. The Gusties are now 18-5 on the season.
The Gusties opened the match by winning two of three doubles matches, but they were not able to keep up the pace in singles play where Azusa Pacific won all six matches. Andy Bryan at #1 singles and Charlie Paukert at #4 singles suffered hard-fought three set matches.
Gustavus returns to action on Saturday, April 5 with a home match against the Minnesota State University, Mankato at 9:00 am.
Position Gustavus Azusa Pacific Winner Score
#1 Singles #2 Andy Bryan Matthijs Bolsius Azusa Pacific 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
#2 Singles #13 John Kauss Mathias Weber Azusa Pacific 6-1, 6-4
#3 Singles Mike Burdakin Ronald Chow Azusa Pacific 6-0, 6-2
#4 Singles Charlie Paukert Art Fatkhiev Azusa Pacific 6-4, 7-6 (7-1)
#5 Singles Ben Tomasek Daniel Moore Azusa Pacific 6-4, 6-0
#6 Singles Aaron Zenner Jan Friedrich Azusa Pacific 6-0, 6-0
#1 Doubles #4 Andy Bryan/Charlie Paukert Matthijs Bolsius/John Phillips Gustavus 9-7
#2 Doubles #14 Mike Burdakin/John Kauss Ronald Chow/Daniel Moore Gustavus 8-5
#3 Doubles Nick Hansen/Ben Tomasek Art Fatkhiev/Mathias Weber Azusa Pacific 8-2