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John Kauss Selected To Compete In NCAA Individual Championships, Kauss and Mike Burdakin Chosen For Doubles
The NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Committee has selected John Kauss (Sr., St. Paul, Minn.) as one of 32 single players to participate in the NCAA Men's Tennis Individual Championship and is the only undefeated Division III player in the singles draw at 24-0. Kauss and doubles partner Mike Burdakin (Sr., Bettendorf, Iowa) were also selected as one of 16 double teams to participate in the NCAA Men's Tennis Double Championship.
Gustavus Adolphus College is set to host one of the eight NCAA Regional Tournaments for men's and women's tennis at the Brown Outdoor Tennis Complex in St. Peter. The women's tennis tournament will take place Thursday, May 7 through Saturday, May 9, while the men's tennis tournament will be held Friday, May 8 through Sunday, May 10.
Gustavus men's tennis coach Steve Wilkinson, who recently announced he will be retiring at the end of the current school year, was featured in a story that aired on WCCO's Rosen Sports Sunday program on Sunday, May 2. The story chronicles Wilkinson's unparalleled success over the past 39 years directing the Gustavus men's tennis program.
The Gustavus men's tennis team has been selected to host one of eight NCAA Regional Tournaments this weekend. Play will begin on Friday, May 8 with Luther (36-5) facing Concordia (Wis.) (14-10) in one of two first round matches. The University of Wisconsin at Whitewater (21-8) will face the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire (24-9) in the other first round match. On Saturday, May 9, Gustavus (25-8) will play the winner of the UW-Whitewater/UW-Eau Claire match in the second round.
The tenth-ranked Gustavus men's tennis team earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament after claiming the MIAC Playoff Championship on Saturday at the Brown Outdoor Tennis Courts in St. Peter. The Gusties, who improved to 25-8, defeated St. Olaf 8-1 after defeating St. Thomas 9-0 in the semifinal round. The NCAA Tournament field will be announced on Monday afternoon.
The fourth-seed St. Olaf Oles and the sixth-seed St. Thomas Tommies advanced to the semifinal round of the MIAC Men's Tennis Playoffs on Friday at the Swanson Tennis Center in St. Peter. The Oles defeated the fifth-seed Saint John's Johnnies 7-2, while the Tommies upset the third-seed Bethel Royals 5-4.
Gustavus Adolphus College plays host this weekend as the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference crowns a tournament champion in men's tennis. The host Gusties captured their 21st consecutive league title and earned the top seed in this weekend's tournament by going 9-0 in league play. The winner of this weekend's tournament receives the MIAC's automatic bid to the field of 41 teams for the 2009 NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Championships.
Tommy Valentini, a native of Duluth, Minn. has been named the head men's tennis coach at Gustavus Adolphus College. Valentini, who has been an assistant coach for the Gusties for the past three years, will replace Steve Wilkinson who is retiring after serving as the head coach for the past 39 years.
The Gustavus men's tennis team defeated Macalester 9-0 and St. Thomas 6-3 to earn its 21st consecutive MIAC Championship on Saturday. The Gusties finished conference play undefeated at 9-0 and improved to 23-8 overall. Gustavus will host the MIAC Championships at the Brown Outdoor Tennis Courts beginning with the #3-6 seeds competing on Friday, May 1. The top-seeded Gustavus will face the lowest remaining seed on Saturday, May 2 at 9 a.m.
Steve Wilkinson, the head men's tennis coach at Gustavus Adolphus College for the past 39 years and the winningest coach in men's tennis collegiate history with 923 victories, has announced that he will retire from coaching at the end of the current school year.