Former Gustavus Tennis Standout Eric Butorac `03 Highlighted In MIAC’s Friday Feature

Posted on May 18th, 2012 by

Eric Butorac won the NCAA Division III singles and doubles titles in 2003 at Gustavus.

The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) posts a weekly feature story each Friday titled “MIAC Friday Feature.” And this week’s feature highlights the collegiate and professional tennis career of former Gustavus standout Eric Butorac `03.

In the four-part feature, Natalie Arians of the MIAC describes Butorac’s upbringing in a tennis-oriented family, his transition from NCAA Division I to III early in college, the tremendous successes he achieved while at Gustavus and how that has spilled over into his professional career. Butorac’s success on the court plays a secondary role, though, to the ways in which he gives back to the community.

Butorac, a three-time All-American, is the most decorated men’s tennis player at Gustavus having won the NCAA Division III singles and doubles titles in 2003. The Rochester, Minn. native compiled a 24-4 singles record and 23-5 mark in doubles during his senior year en route to the pair of national titles.

After turning professional in 2003, Butorac has tallied a 157-140 career doubles record and ranked as high as No. 17 in the world rankings on August 29, 2011. The left-hander has won 13 titles throughout his ten-year professional career. This year, Butorac is an even 11-11 with one title and ranks No. 33.

MIAC Friday Feature


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