2002 MIAC Men's Tennis Tournament

2002 MIAC Men's Tennis Tournament

           
 

 

 

 

Gustavus Adolphus, ranked #2 in the country, followed up its winning performances on Friday with victories in all three doubles championships Saturday. This gave them 162 points for the season and first place overall. St. Thomas came in second with 113 points. St. Olaf scored 16 points in the doubles to finish third overall, with 109.5 points. Eric Butorac and Kevin Whipple captured the #1 Doubles title defeating Ted Nagel and Tom Nagel of St. Olaf 8-2. Daryn Collins and Mike Hom defeated Karl Wilbur and Tim Smith of St. Olaf 8-6. In #3 Doubles, Nick Crossley and Josh Heiden won 8-2 over Tom Loper and John Thomas of St. Thomas to capture the title. This is the 14th consecutive MIAC title for the Gustavus Men's Tennis team. Senior Nick Crossley, with his singles win yesterday, captured his fourth consecutive MIAC singles title in his career at Gustavus. Next up for the Gustavus Tennis team is the NCAA Division III Midwest Sub-Regional Tournament held at Gustavus Adolphus College May 11-12. Also next weekend, the Gustavus Women's tennis team will host the NCAA Sub-Regional Tournament on Friday and Saturday.

At this year's championships, Coaches Sarah Hurst and Stephan Zweifel of Carleton were named MIAC Co-Coaches of the Year. Also, Gustavus senior Daryn Collins received the 2002 Central Region Arthur Ashe award for for leadership and academic excellence.

Singles
#1 Singles: Kevin Whipple(Gustavus) def. Karl Wilbur(St. Thomas) 6-0, 6-1
#2 Singles: Nick Crossley(Gustavus) def. Carl Robinson (St. John's) 6-0, 6-0
#3 Singles: Daryn Collins(Gustavus) def. Drew Piston(Carleton) 6-1, 4-6, (10-5)
#4 Singles: Tommy Valentini(Gustavus) def. Tom Nagel(St. Olaf) 4-6, 6-2, (10-8)
#5 Singles: Kyle Anderson(Gustavus) def. John Thomas(St. Thomas) 6-3, 6-2
#6 Singles: Ben Lundell(Gustavus) def. Dan Cohen(St. Olaf) 7-5, 6-2

Doubles
#1 Doubles: Eric Butorac/Kevin Whipple (Gustavus) def. Ted Nagel/Tom Nagel (St. Olaf) 8-2
#2 Doubles: Daryn Collins/Mike Hom(Gustavus) def. Karl Wilbur/Tim Smith (St. Olaf) 8-6
#3 Doubles: Nick Crossley/Josh Heiden (Gustavus) def. Tom Loper/John Thomas (St. Thomas) 8-2.