2003 MIAC Men's Tennis Tournament

Northfield, Minn. -- Gustavus Adolphus College swept through the MIAC Tournament, not losing a match en route to winning its 15th consecutive MIAC title. Host Carleton rallied to claim the consolation bracket title, placing fifth.

The Gusties defeated Hamline 9-0 in the semifinals and dispatched of St. Thomas 9-0 in the championship match.

With the fifth-place finish at the tournament, Carleton finished third in the final conference standings, which weights the regular season and the MIAC tourney equally. Gustavus was first, followed by St. Thomas in second. It marks the Knights' best conference finish since 1997.

Carleton's Stephan Zweifel and St. John's Jack Bowe were named MIAC co-coaches of the year. It is the second consecutive year that Zweifel has won the award, as he shared the honor with co-coach Sarah Hurst last year. Hurst was tabbed as MIAC co-coach of the year on the women's side this year.

Andrew Tulloch will be awarded all-conference honors based on his 7-2 regular season conference record.

"Although the loss to Concordia was dissapointing, I was impressed with the team's resolve in bouncing back from our setback," Zweifel said. "We came out extremely strong and focused against St Olaf and St John's on Saturday, demonstrating again what we are capable of accomplishing."

"Jake HoppeAndrew Tulloch and William Holmes were unstoppable on Saturday, each posting 4-0 records for the day," he said.

2003 MIAC Men's Tennis Tournament -- Schedule/Results

Friday, April 25
11 a.m., First Round: (8) St. Mary's 1 vs. (9) Macalester 8
11 a.m., First Round: (7) Concordia 6 vs. (10) Bethel 3

1 p.m., Quarterfinals: (4) St. John's 4 vs. (5) Hamline 5
1 p.m., Quarterfinals: (3) St. Thomas 9 vs. (6) St. Olaf 0

3 p.m., Quarterfinals: (9) Macalester 0 vs. (1) Gustavus 9
3 p.m., Quarterfinals: (7) Concordia 5 vs. (2) Carleton 4

4 p.m., Ninth place: (8) St. Mary's 6 vs. (10) Bethel 3

Saturday, April 26
9 a.m., Consolation semifinals: (9) Macalester 3 vs. (4) St. John's 6
9 a.m., Consolation semifinals: (2) Carleton 9 vs. (6) St. Olaf 0

11 a.m., Semifinals: (1) Gustavus 9 vs. (5) Hamline 0
11 a.m., Semifinals: (7) Concordia 2 vs. (3) St. Thomas 7

2 p.m. - Fifth place match: (2) Carleton 6 vs. (4) St. John's 3
2 p.m. - Seventh place match: (6) St. Olaf 3 vs. (9) Macalester 6

4 p.m. - Championship match: (1) Gustavus 9 vs. (3) St. Thomas 0
4 p.m. - Third place match: (5) Hamline 8 vs. (7) Concordia 1

2003 MIAC Men's Tennis Tournament -- Full Match Result

First Place

Gustavus 9, St. Thomas 0
Singles
1. Kevin Whipple (GAC) def. Matt Kramer (UST) 6-1, 6-2
2. Eric Butorac (GAC) def. Tut Fuller (UST) 6-2, 6-1
3. Kyle Anderson (GAC) def. Brian Thomas (UST) 4-6, 6-4 (10-3)
4. Ben Lundell (GAC) def. John Thomas (UST) 4-6, 6-0 (10-8)
5. Adam Morgan (GAC) Blair Madson (UST) 6-0, 4-6 (10-6)
6. Brett Morse-Karzen (GAC) def. Tom Loper (UST) 6-3, 3-6 (10-6)
Doubles
1. Whipple/Butorac (GAC) def. John Ryan/Matt Kramer (UST) 8-2
2. Anderson/Lundell (GAC) def. Brian Thomas/Fuller (UST) 8-5
3. Morgan/Morse-Karzen (GAC) Nick Donohue/Blair Madsen (UST) 8-4

Third Place

Hamline 8, Concordia 1
Singles
1. John Schollmeier (Ham) def. Jake Thomas (Cord) 7-5, 6-3
2. Troy Kleven (Ham) def. Joe Amsberry (Cord) 6-2, 6-3
3. Ben Watkins (Ham) def. Todd Scearcy (Cord) 6-3, 6-2
4. Eric Giga (Cord) def. Ben Krueger (Ham) 6-1, 6-2
5. Jon Henning (Ham) def. Justin Berg (Cord) 3-6, 6-3, 10-8
6. Mark Jacobson (Ham) def. Kevin Wick (Cord)7-6, 5-7, 14-12
Doubles
1. Schollmeier/Kleven (Ham) def. Amsberry/Scearcy (Cord) 8-1
2. Watkins/Krueger (Ham) def. Giga/Thomas (Cord) 8-5
3. Jacobson/Brian Niemczyk (Ham) def. Berg/Kyle Knudson (Cord) 8-2

Fifth Place

Carleton 6, St. John's 3
Singles
1. Mike Solum (SJU) def. Mike Ottum (Carl) 6-3, 6-2
2. William Holmes (Carl) def. Scott Loe (SJU) 6-4, 6-7, 11-9
3. Andrew Tulloch (Carl) def. Sean Borg (SJU) 6-2, 6-0
4. Jake Hoppe (Carl) def. Ryan Orwoll (SJU) 6-3, 6-2
5. Matt Carlson (SJU) def. Drew Piston (Carl) 7-6, 0-6, 10-5
6. Dudley Loew (Carl) def. Adam Putschoegl (SJU) 6-1, 6-3
Doubles
1. Solum/Loe (SJU) def. Aleks Diamond-Stanic/Ottum (Carl) 8-4
2. Holmes/Tulloch (Carl) def. Borg/Carlson (SJU) 8-6
3. Piston/Hoppe (Carl) def. Orwoll/Hinman (SJU) 8-1

Seventh Place

Macalester 6, St. Olaf 3
Singles

1. Jake Depue (Mac) def. Matt Sobieski (StO) 6-2, 6-3
2. Dan Cohen (StO) def. Peter Loken (Mac) 6-3, 6-4
3. David Yesilevskiy (Mac) def. Ross Bidlingmaier (StO) 3-6, 6-3, (10-8)
4. Nick Werth (Mac) def. Mike Donohue (StO) 6-3, 2-6, (10-7)
5. Mike Matsuura (StO) def. Spencer Edelman (Mac) 6-2, 6-2
6. Eric Brandt (Mac) def. Tom Wampler (StO) 6-1, 6-0
Doubles
1. Sobieski/Cohen (StO) def. Depue/Yesilevskiy (Mac) 8-3
2. Loken/Fogt (Mac) def. Bidlingmaier/Donohue (StO) 8-0
3. Werth/Edelman (Mac) def. Matsuura/Clark (StO) 8-2

Semifinals

Gustavus 9, Hamline 0
Singles
1. Eric Butorac (GAC) def. John Schollmeier (Ham) 6-1, 6-2
2. Kevin Whipple (GAC) def. Troy Kleven (Ham) 6-2, 6-0
3. Ben Lundell (GAC) def. Ben Watkins (Ham) 7-6 (7-4), 7-5
4. Adam Morgan (GAC) def. Ben Krueger (Ham) 6-1, 6-2
5. Brett Morse-Karzen (GAC) def. Jon Henning (Ham) 6-2, 6-2
6. Tim Gruenisen (GAC) def. Mark Jacobson (Ham) 6-0, 6-0
Doubles
1. Whipple/Butorac (GAC) def. Schollmeier/Kleven (Ham) 8-0
2. Kyle Anderson/Lundell (GAC) def. Watkins/Krueger (Ham) 9-8 (4)
3. Matt Narr/Pete Schwingler (GAC) def. Brian Niemczyk/Jacobson (Ham) 8-2

St. Thomas 7, Concordia 2
Singles

1. Jake Thomas (Cord) def. Matt Kramer (UST) 4-6, 7-6 (4), 10-3
2. Brian Thomas (UST) def. Joe Amsberry (Cord) 6-2, 6-2
3. Todd Scearcy (Cord) def. Tut Fuller (UST) 4-6, Retired
4. John Thomas (UST) def. Eric Giga (Cord) 7-5, 6-0
5. Blair Madsen (UST) def. Justin Berg (Cord) 6-1, 6-4
6. Tom Loper (UST) def. Kevin Wick (Cord) 6-2, 6-1
Doubles
1. John Ryan/Kramer (UST) def. Amsberry/Scearcy (Cord) 8-3
2. Fuller/B. Thomas (UST) def. Giga/Thomas (Cord) 8-0
3. Nick Donohue/Madsen (UST) def. Berg/Kyle Knudson (Cord) 8-3

Consolation Semifinals

Carleton 9, St. Olaf 0
Singles
1. Mike Ottum (Carl) def. Dan Cohen (StO) 6-2, 6-3
2. William Holmes (Carl) def. Matt Sobieski (StO) 6-0, 6-3
3. Jake Hoppe (Carl) def. Mike Donohue (StO) 6-4, 6-3
4. Andrew Tulloch (Carl) def. Ross Bidlingmaier (StO) 6-1, 6-2
5. Drew Piston (Carl) def. Mike Matsuura (StO) 2-6, 6-0, 10-3
6. Dudley Loew (Carl) def. Matt Clark (StO) 6-3, 6-0
Doubles
1. Ottum/Aleks Diamond-Stanic (Carl) def. Cohen/Sobieski (StO) 8-6
2. Tulloch/Holmes (Carl) def. Bidlingmaier/Donohue (StO) 8-4
3. Piston/Hoppe (Carl) def. Matsuura/Clark (StO) 8-2

St. John's 6, Macalester 3
Singles
1. Jake Depue (Mac) def. Mike Solum (SJU) 7-6, 6-4
2. Peter Loken (Mac) def. Scott Loe (SJU) 7-6, 6-4
3. Sean Borg (SJU) def. David Yesilevskiy (Mac) 7-5, 4-6, 10-4
4. Ryan Orwoll (SJU) def. Nick Werth (Mac) 1-6, 6-3, 10-8
5. Matt Carlson (SJU) def. Spencer Edelman (Mac) 6-0, 6-2
6. Adam Putschoegl (SJU) def. Eric Brandt (Mac) 2-6, 6-3, 10-8
Doubles
1. Solum/Loe (SJU) def. Depue/Yesilevskiy (Mac) 8-6
2. Borg/Carlson (SJU) def. Loken/Josh Fogt (Mac) 8-4
3. Werth/Edelman (Mac) def. Orwoll/Ryan Hinman (SJU) 8-6

Friday, April 25

Ninth Place

St. Mary's 6, Bethel 3
Singles
1. Tyler Stevenson (SMU) def. Nick Scheevel (BC) 6-3, 6-4
2. Mark Leeder (SMU) def. Joe Dutcher (BC) 6-1, 6-1
3. Geoff Granseth (SMU) def. Anthony Branitski (BC) 6-4, 6-2
4. Bryan Haville (SMU) def. Pete Brulle (BC) 6-3, 6-3
5. Aaron Freer (BC) def. Chad Brusky (SMU) 6-1, 6-2
6. Chris Brewer (BC) def. Dan Fahey (SMU) 6-2, 6-2
Doubles
1. Stevenson/Leeder (SMU) def. Dutcher/Branitski (BC) 8-1
2. Granseth/Haville (SMU) def. Scheevel/Brulle (BC) 8-5
3. Freer/Brewer (BC) def. Andrew Pamperin/Kevin Wrisky (SMU) 8-3

Quarterfinals

Gustavus 9, Macalester 0
Singles
1. Kevin Whipple (GAC) def. Jake Depue (Mac) 6-1, 6-1
2. Kyle Anderson (GAC) def. Peter Loken (Mac) 6-4, 3-6, 10-7
3. Pete Schwingler (GAC) def. David Yesilevskiy (Mac) 7-5, 7-5
4. Matt Narr (GAC) def. Nick Werth (Mac) 6-0, 6-0
5. Tim Gruenisen (GAC) def. Spencer Edelman (Mac) 6-1, 6-2
6. Jon Polos (GAC) def. Eric Brandt (Mac) 6-1, 6-1
Doubles
1. Eric Butorac/Anderson (GAC) def. Loken/Edelman (Mac) 8-5
2. Schwingler/Narr (GAC) def. Depue/Yesilevskiy (Mac) 8-2
3. Polos/Will Colmar (GAC) def. Werth/Brandt (Mac) 8-1

Concordia 5, Carleton 4
Singles
1. Jake Thomas (Cord) def. Mike Ottum (Carl) 7-6 (7-5), 6-0
2. William Holmes (Carl) def. Joe Amsberry (Cord) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)
3. Todd Scearcy (Cord) def. Jake Hoppe (Carl) 3-6, 6-2, 11-9
4. Andrew Tulloch (Carl) def. Eric Giga (Cord) 6-4, 7-5
5. Drew Piston (Carl) def. Justin Berg (Cord) 6-1, 6-2
6. Dudley Loew (Carl) def. Kevin Wick (Cord) 6-2, 6-2
Doubles
1. Amsberry/Scearcy (Cord) def. Aleks Diamond-Stanic/Ottum (Carl) 8-3
2. Giga/Thomas (Cord) def. Holmes/Tulloch (Carl) 8-4
3. Berg/Kyle Knudson (Cord) def. Andrew Goodkind/Leon Schneider (Carl) 8-6

Hamline 5, St. John's 4
Singles

1. Mike Solum (SJU) def. John Schollmeier (Ham) 6-2, 2-6, 10-5
2. Troy Kleven (Ham) def. Scott Loe (SJU) 6-2, 6-4
3. Ben Watkins (Ham) def. Sean Borg (SJU) 6-2, 6-3
4. Ben Krueger (Ham) def. Ryan Orwoll (SJU) 6-4, 6-4
5. Matt Carlson (SJU) def. Jon Henning (Ham) 6-2, 6-1
6. Mark Jacobson (Ham) def. Adam Putschoegl (SJU) 1-6, 6-4, 10-5
Doubles
1. Schollmeier/Kleven (Ham) def. Solum/Loe (SJU) 8-4
2. Borg/Carlson (SJU) def. Watkins/Krueger (Ham) 8-3
3. Orwoll/Ryan Hinman (SJU) def. Brian Niemczyk/Jacobson (Ham) 8-1

St. Thomas 9, St. Olaf 0
Singles
1. Matt Kramer (UST) def. Matt Sobieski (StO) 7-5, 6-2
2. Brian Thomas (UST) def. Dan Cohen (StO) 6-1, 6-4
3. Tut Fuller (UST) def. Ross Bidlingmaier (StO) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)
4. John Thomas (UST) def. Mike Donohue (StO) 6-0, 6-2
5. Tom Loper (UST) def. Mike Matsuura (StO) 7-5, 6-4
6. Blair Madsen (UST) def. Matt Clark (StO) 6-2, 6-1
Doubles
1. John Ryan/Kramer (UST) def. Sobieski/Cohen (StO) 8-3
2. B. Thomas/Fuller (UST) def. Bidlingmaier/Donohue (StO) 8-2
3. Nick Donohue/Madsen (UST) def. Matsuura/Clark (SMU) 8-1

First Round

Concordia 6, Bethel 3
Singles
1. Jake Thomas (Cord) def. Nick Scheevel (BC) 6-0, 6-1
2. Anthony Branitski (BC) def. Joe Amsberry (Cord) 6-1, 6-3
3. Todd Scearcy (Cord) def. Joe Dutcher (BC) 6-2, 6-2
4. Eric Giga (Cord) def. Pete Brulle (BC) 6-2, 6-3
5. Justin Berg (Cord) def. Aaron Freer (BC) 6-1, 6-4
6. Eric Torres (Cord) def. Chris Brewer (BC) 6-4, 7-5
Doubles
1. Branitski/Dutcher (BC) def. Amsberry/Scearcy (Cord) 8-4
2. Thomas/Giga (Cord) def. Scheevel/Brulle (BC) 8-2
3. Freer/Brewer (BC) def. Berg/Kevin Wick (Cord) 8-3

Macalester 8, St. Mary's 1
Singles
1. Tyler Stevenson (SMU) def. Jake Depre (Mac) 6-3, 6-3
2. Peter Loken (Mac) def. Mark Leeder (SMU) 6-2, 6-3
3. David Yesilevskiy (Mac) def. Geoff Granseth (SMU) 6-3, 4-6, 10-7
4. Nick Werth (Mac) def. Bryan Haville (SMU) 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)
5. Spencer Edelman (Mac) def. Chad Brusky (SMU) 6-2, 6-3
6. Eric Brandt (Mac) def. Dan Fahey (SMU) 6-2, 6-4
Doubles
1. Loken/Edelman (Mac) def. Stevenson/Leeder (SMU) 8-4
2. Depre/Yesilevskiy (Mac) def. Granseth/Haville (SMU) 8-4
3. Werth/Josh Fogt (Mac) def. Andrew Pamperin/Kevin Wrisky (SMU) 8-2