Gustavus Adolphus College won titles in the singles and doubles draws of the Men’s ITA Midwest Regional Tournament Sunday in St. Peter, Minn. The #1-seed John Kauss of Gustavus defeated #8-seed Charlie Paukert of Gustavus 6-3, 6-2 to claim the singles title. The #2-seeded doubles team of Mike Burdakin and John Kauss of Gustavus defeated the #8-seeded doubles team of Nick Hansen and Kevin Stickney of Gustavus 6-2, 6-2 to earn the doubles title.
The singles semifinals early in the day featured #1-seed John Kauss against #5-seed Juan Carlos Perez Borja of Grinnell and #6-seed Mike Burdakin against #8-seed Charlie Paukert of Gustavus. Kauss emerged victorious over Perez Borja 6-1, 6-1. Paukert defeated Burdakin 6-2, 6-3 to move on to the final.
John Kauss and Mike Burdakin advance to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Small College Championships which will take place at the Copeland-Cox Tennis Center in Mobile, Alabama on Oct. 16-19. Kauss will play in both singles and doubles events, while Burdakin will play in the doubles event.