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Meet 3: vs. Gustavus 
February 12, 6:30pm at Courts Plus
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Gustavus Dual Meet Recap

Scrappy Cobbers Drop Conference Opener to League Bully Gustavus 9-0. 
MOORHEAD-- There is a reason that Gustavus has won 31 of the past 34 MIAC championships. They are good, really good. The Gusties are like the big kid on the block that no one can overcome. On Saturday, the conference "big kid" flexed its collective muscles as they rolled to a 9-0 victory over Concordia. The good news for Concordia is that despite not winning a match, the Cobbers played Gustavus to the tightest overall match in years.

With the loss, Concordia falls to 0-3 on the season. Gustavus, who also won two other matches on the day, improves their 2005 dual match record to 4-0. 

Gustavus entered the match ranked seventh in the nation, and first in the Central Region, by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). Concordia fought the Gusties all the way to the end as two of the singles matches went to the super-set tie-breaker and a third was settled by a pair of two-game victories. 

In all three of the opening doubles matches, Concordia played Gustavus very tight. The highest competitive match came at #1 where Jake Thomas and Jordy Kamerling battled Adam Morgan and Brett Morse-Karzen to an 8-4 loss. Morgan and Morse-Karzen finished third at the ITA Small College Championshps, which were played at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida in the fall. 

In singles play, Concordia claimed two sets and won 42 games. That is a decided improvement over last season when they did not win a single set and won only 21 games.

Kamerling led the Cobber charge at the vaunted Gustie tennis machine. Playing in the #2 singles position, Kamerling won the second set 6-3 before falling 10-4 in the super-set tie-breaker. Freshman William Wischer also forced his match into the tie-breaker. Wischer, the team's #4 singles player, lost the opening set 6-4 and then claimed the second set 6-4. He eventually lost 10-4 in the tie-breaker. Paul Tuchscherer was the next closest Cobber to claiming a victory. He fell 7-5, 6-4 in the #5 singles slot.

Concordia will have an extended break before returning to play. The Cobbers will compete in Orlando, Florida as part of their Southern spring break trip. Concordia's next match is on March 12 at noon at Macalester.
 

Gustavus Dual Meet Results

Concordia - 0 vs. Gustavus - 9

Doubles:
1. Adam Morgan/ Brett Morse-Karzen (GAC) def. Jake Thomas/ Jordy Kamerling (CC) 8-4
2. Andy Bryan/ Kevin Stickney (GAC) def. Ryan Smith/ Paul Tuchscherer (CC) 8-3
3. Danny Suchy/ Will Butzlaff (GAC) def. William Wischer/ Eric Torres (CC) 8-5

Singles:
1. Adam Morgan (GAC) def. Jake Thomas (CC) 6-0 6-0
2. Brett Morse-Karzen (GAC) def. Jordy Kamerling (CC) 6-3 3-6 7-6 (10-4)
3. Andy Bryan (GAC) def. Ryan Smith (CC) 6-0 6-0
4. Will Butzlaff (GAC) def. William Wischer (CC) 6-4 4-6 7-6 (10-7)
5. Danny Suchy (GAC) def. Paul Tuchscherer (CC) 7-5 6-4 
6. Kevin Stickney (GAC) def. Eric Torres (CC) 6-2 6-0

 

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