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Gustavus Adolphus College Men Team News
Gustavus achieves perfect weekend record
Thursday, 03/19/2009

The Gusties hosted four teams at the Swanson Center on March 14.  Action started at 8:30 a.m. against the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and ended at 10 p.m. when the last ball was struck against St. John's University.  Thirty-six individual singles and doubles varsity matches were played, and each ended in victory.  Gustavus swept UW-Whitewater, St. Mary's University, University of Sioux Falls, and St. John's University by identical 9-0 scores.  Seventeen Gustavus players contributed wins as the team upped its season record to 16-4 and its MiAC Conference record to 6-0.

Nearly one hundred alumni returned to the Swanson Center to cheer the Gusties on to victory.  Also, they were celebrating the 39-year coaching career of Coach Steve Wilkinson.  He enjoyed the time he could spend time renewing old friendships as assistant coaches Tommy Valentini and Kevin Whipple assumed the on-court coaching responsibilities.  These were the last regular season home matches this season and the last for Wilkinson as head coach.  However, he intends to continue working at Gustavus, assisting the team and promoting both tennis and sport ethics.

On Saturday, March 21 the Gustavus team heads to California on their spring trip for the tenth consecutive year.  During the 80's and 90's the destination had been Arizona.  Before that in the 70's they drove to Texas, Mississippi, and Louisiana.   This year the Gusties face Pomona-Pitzer Colleges on March 23, Williams College on March 24, Redlands University on March 25, and University of California-Santa Cruz on March 26.  The Gusties return to Minnesota on the evening of March 27.

GUSTAVUS  9    UW-WHITE WATER   0          St. Peter, MN, March 14, 2009
1) John Kauss (GA) def. Alex Lowe (UWWW) 6-2, 6-4
2) Charlie Paukert (GA) def. Mike Harmatys (UWWW) 6-3, 1-6, 10-6
3) Mike Burdakin (GA) def. Danny Glinert (UWWW) 6-0, 6-2
4) Ben Tomasek (GA) def. Kelvin Caiati (UWWW) 6-4, 6-2
5) Pat Clark (GA) def. Timmy Moller (UWWW) 6-4, 6-4
6) Nick Hansen (GA) def. Alex Mory (UWWW) 7-6(5), 2-6, 10-7
Exhibition: Brooks Stapleton (GA) def. Mark Sansait (UWWW) 8-5

1) John Kauss/Mike Burdakin (GA) def. Alex Lowe/Kelvin Caiati (UWWW) 9-8(1)
2) Ben Tomasek/Charlie Paukert (GA) def. Erich Palecek/Danny Glinert (UWWW) 8-4
3) Nick Hansen/David Koppel (GA) def. Erik Scanlan/Timmy Moller (UWWW) 8-4
Exhibition: Alex Mory/Mark Sansait (UWWW) def. Josh Knutson/Pat Pisani (GA) 8-6
GUSTAVUS   9   ST. MARY'S UNIVERSITY  0    St.  Peter, MN, March 14, 2009
1) Ashok Jethwa (GA) def. Pawel Szczepkowski (SMU) 7-6(9), 6-1
2) David Koppel (GA) def. Jack Schway (SMU) 6-3, 6-0
3) Krishan Jethwa (GA) def. David Reckase (SMU) 6-0, 6-7(6), 10-8
4) Ryan Hallsten (GA) def. Justin Loeffler (SMU) 6-1, 6-0
5) Erick Ice (GA) def. Any Weigman (SMU) 6-1, 6-0
6) Matt Nelson (GA) def. Steve Mino (SMU) 6-2, 6-0

1) Dan Pomeranc/Pat Clark (GA) def. Pawel Szczepkowski/Jack Schway (SMU) 8-2
2) David Koppel/Eric Ice (GA) def. Brian Kasel/Justin Loeffler (SMU) 8-1
3) Matt Nelson/Brooks Stapleton (GA) def. David Reckase/Andy Weigman (SMU) 8-2

GUSTAVUS 9   UNIVERSITY OF SIOUX FALLS 0     St. Peter, MN, March 14, 2009
1) Pat Clark (GA) def. Michel-Olivier Marcoux (USF) 6-2, 6-1
2) Ashok Jethwa (GA) def. Juan Carlos Mota (USF) 6-2, 6-4
3) David Koppel (GA) def. Nolan Wiese (USF) 6-1, 6-2
4) Dan Pomeranc (GA) def. Nate Woodward (USF) 6-1, 6-1
5) Krishan Jethwa (GA) def. Codie Schmeichel (USF) 6-0, 6-0
6) Eric Ice (GA) def. Austin DeLange (USF) 6-0, 6-0

1)Eric Ice/Ryan Hallsten (GA) def. Michel-Olivier Marcoux/Juan Carlos Mota (USF) 8-1
2) Ashok Jethwa/Krishan Jethwa (GA) def. Codie Schmeichel/Nolan Wiese (USF) 8-0
3) Brooks Stapleton/Matt Nelson (GA) def. Austin DeLange/Nate Woodward (USF) 8-5
Exhibition: Pat Pisani/Brooks Stapleton (GA) def. Terveen/Bahney (USF) 8-5

GUSTAVUS  9   ST. JOHN'S UNIVERSITY   0      St. Peter, MN, March 14, 2009
1) John Kauss (GA) def. Mark Steelman (SJU) 6-0, 6-1
2) Charlie Paukert (GA) def. Dutch Hansen (SJU) 6-1, 6-0
3) Ben Tomasek (GA) def. Ian Hansen (SJU) 6-2, 6-3
4) Pat Clark (GA) def. Luke Odegaard (SJU) 6-0, 6-0
5) Dan Pomeranc (GA) def. Kevin Goihl (SJU) 6-1, 6-1
6) Ryan Hallsten (GA) def. Chris Voigh (SJU) 6-1, 6-0
Exhibition: Theo Roth (GA) def. Tyler Mckay (SJU) 8-3
            Brooks Stapleton (GA) def. Eric Inglis (SJU) 8-5

1) Ben Tomasek/Charlie Paukert (GA) def. Mark Steelman/Luke Odegaard (SJU) 8-2
2) John Kauss/Eric Ice (GA) def. Kevin Goihl/Dutch Hansen (SJU) 8-3
3) Nick Hansen/David Koppel (GA) def. Eric Inglis/Ian Hansen (SJU) 8-3
Exhibition: Pat Pisani/Theo Roth (GA) def. Chris Voigt/Tyler Mckay (SJU) 8-2