Gustavus Claims Singles and Doubles Titles At Men’s Tennis Wilson/ITA Midwest Tournament

Posted on September 28th, 2008 by

Charlie Paukert and John Kauss with their singles trophies.

Charlie Paukert and John Kauss with their singles trophies.


Doubles finalists Mike Burdakin and John Kauss and Kevin Stickney and Nick Hansen

Doubles finalists Mike Burdakin and John Kauss and Kevin Stickney and Nick Hansen

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.

Men’s ITA Midwest Regional Tournament Website

 

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