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Meet 16: vs. St. John's 
April 29, Noon
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MIAC Quarterfinals Meet Recap

Cobbers Succumb to Sequel Blues, Lose 5-4 to St. John's in MIAC Quarterfinals. 
ST. PETER-- It was only five days ago that Concordia dug a 0-3 hole in doubles play against St. John's and climbed all the way out by winning the singles competition 5-1 and the overall match 5-4. The Cobbers tried to follow the exact same script in their MIAC quarterfinal match with the Johnnies on Friday, but unfortunately, as is the case with all sequels, the remake was not as good as the original.

Concordia lost all three doubles matches but fell one single match short in their attempt to make the MIAC semifinals for the first time since the 2003 season. In the end, the Cobbers fell 5-4 to the Johnnies and will have to settle for trying to win the fifth-place consolation bracket.

Head Coach Dave Lester juggled the double lineup for the postseason tournament in order to try and breathe life into the Concordia doubles pairings. He left the #1 doubles team of Jake Thomas and Jordy Kamerling intact but switched the partners of the #2 and #3 teams. Lester's lineup switch didn't pay off as Ryan Smith and Eric Torres lost in the #2 doubles spot 8-2 and the combination of the two winningest singles players on the team, Paul Tuchscherer and William Wischer, were beaten at the #3 doubles slot 8-1.

The Cobbers then staged another massive comeback in singles with Thomas, Smith, Wischer and Tuchscherer all winning tight matches. After Torres lost at the #6 singles spot, the match came down to Kamerling and his #2 singles match with Trevor Beach. Kamerling lost the first set 6-3 but then rallied to take the second set 6-3. The momentum appeared to be on Kamerling's side of the net entering the superset tie-breaker, but Beach was able to come up with a gutsy 10-5 win to claim the win and help the Johnnies advance to the semifinals.

Concordia will play Hamline in the semifinals of the fifth-place consolation bracket tomorrow morning at 8:00am. If the Cobbers defeat the Pipers, they will play for fifth place at 2:00pm. All the tournament matches are being played at Gustavus.

MIAC Quarterfinals Meet Results

Concordia Men's Tennis vs St. John's (April 29, 2005)
April 29, 2005 St. John's vs Concordia at Gustavus
MIAC Quarterfinals

#5 St. John's - 5 vs. #4 Concordia Men's Tennis - 4
Doubles competition
#1 - Steve Tacl/Curtis Horton (SJU) defeated Jake Thomas/Jordy Kamerling(CC) 8-3
#2 - Matt Carlson/Jeff Butorac (SJU) defeated Ryan Smith/Eric Torres (CC) 8-2
#3 - Trevor Beach/Dan Ruehl (SJU) defeated Paul Tuchsherer/William Wishcer (CC) 8-1

Singles competition
#1 - Jake Thomas (CC) defeated Steve Tacl (SJU) 7-6, 5-7, 10-4
#2 - Trevor Beach (SJU) defeated Jordy Kamerling (CC) 3-6, 6-3,10-5
#3 - Ryan Smith (CC) defeated Matt Carlson (SJU) 6-2, 7-5
#4 - William Wischer (CC) defeated Adam Putschoegl (SJU) 4-6, 6-4, 10-3
#5 - Paul Tuchsherer (CC) defeated Curtis Horton (SJU) 6-4, 7-5
#6 - Ryan Hinman (SJU) defeated Eric Torres (CC) 6-2, 6-2

Match Notes
Concordia College 10-6, 6-3 MIAC
St. John's University 11-6, 5-4 MIAC


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