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Meet 18: vs. St. Olaf 
April 30, 2:00pm
MIAC Championship Tournament
5th Place Final
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MIAC 5th Place Final Meet Recap

Cobbers Rebound From Friday Heartbreak to Claim 5th Place at MIAC Tournament! 
ST. PETER-- After suffering a gut-wrenching and dream-dashing loss in the quarterfinals of the MIAC championship tournament on Friday, Concordia responded by winning a pair of matches on Saturday and claiming fifth place at the conference meet. The Cobbers beat Hamline 5-4 to start the day, and then finished the tournament by pounding St. Olaf 7-2. 

The fifth place finish is one place higher than Concordia finished last season and is the best finish since the 2003 season when the Cobbers finished fourth.

The two victories push Concordia's overall record to 12-6 on the year. That is the most victories by a Cobber team since the 1992 team went 12-8 and also finished fifth at the MIAC tournament. 

Concordia opened the day bright and early by beating Hamline in the fifth-place semifinal match that started at 8:00am. 

The Cobbers won two of the three doubles spots and then hung on to split the singles competition. The new-found doubles pairing of Paul Tuchscherer and William Wischer started to take flight after stumbling out of the gate on Friday. The tandem won their #3 doubles match 8-3 and then both players claimed singles wins. The other singles victory came at #2 where Jordy Kamerling rebounded from a heartbreaking defeat on Friday to beat Jon Henning 7-5, 6-4.

In the fifth-place final match, the Cobbers played out their morning legs and cruised past St. Olaf 7-2. Once again the #1 and #3 doubles teams won handily, but unlike the morning, the Cobber singles crew responded by winning five of the six matches. 

Tuchscherer completed his successful sophomore season by winning all three singles matches in the tournament. He finished the year 15-3 and is now 26-7 in his first two seasons for the Cobbers. His 15 wins in 2005 is the most by a Concordia player since Mark Roisum won 15 singles bouts in the 1992 campaign. 

Wischer was the only other Concordia player to post a perfect 3-0 record at the MIAC meet. He completes his first year of collegiate tennis with a 13-5 mark.

Kamerling and doubles partner Jake Thomas won both of their matches on Saturday. The #1 doubles tandem for the Cobbers ends the year with an 11-6 record. 
 

MIAC 5th Place Final Meet Results

Concordia Men's Tennis vs St. Olaf (April 30, 2005)
April 30, 2005 St. Olaf vs Concordia at Gustavus
MIAC 5th Place Final

#6 St. Olaf - 2 vs. #4 Concordia Men's Tennis - 7
Doubles competition
#1 - Jake Thomas/Jordy Kamerling (CC) defeated Ryan Pederson/Patrick Curran (STO) 8-5
#2 - Mike Matsuura/Chase Donaldson (STO) defeated Ryan Smith/Eric Torres (CC) 9-7
#3 - Paul Tuchscherer/William Wischer (CC) defeated Drew Erie/David Gruner (STO) 8-1

Singles competition
#1 - Ryan Pederson (STO) defeated Jake Thomas (CC) 6-2, 6-4
#2 - Jordy Kamerling (CC) defeated Drew Erie (STO) 6-3, 6-4
#3 - Ryan Smith (CC) defeated Mike Matsuura (STO) 6-2, 7-5
#4 - William Wischer (CC) defeated Patrick Curran (CC) 7-6(3), 7-6(6)
#5 - Paul Tuchsherer (CC) defeated Eric Brandenburg (STO) 6-2, 6-3
#6 - Eric Torres (CC) defeated David Harris (STO) 6-3, 6-2

Match Notes
Concordia College 12-6
St. Olaf College 4-11
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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