Monday, March 24, 2008

Match Preview: #1 Gustavus Adolphus vs. #7 CMS (March 26)

The question here is how well will CMS fair in doubles? Gustavus is ranked #1 in the country, but they have yet to leave their home courts in St. Peter. They now travel out to California to test their outdoor skills against a very talented and intense Claremont team. The CMS team will be battle tested as they play #6 Middlebury the day before this match. Expect to see CMS to take 4 of the 6 singles match. But the Stag teams will be the underdog in all three of the doubles matches, as this is Gustavus' specialty. If CMS can manage to steal one of the doubles matches, they have an excellent chance of winning this match. They have too much depth for Gustavus. The Gusties will be in trouble after 1st and 2nd singles. This match should come down to doubles.

Probable Starters:
1. #5 Bryan/Paukert (GA) vs. Wang/Starr(CMS)
2. #7 Kauss/Burdakin (GA) vs. Hough/MacColl (CMS)
3. #17 Hansen/Tomasek (GA) vs. Lim/Wu (CMS)

1. #3 Andy Bryan (GA) vs. #21 Lawrence Wang (CMS)
2. #8 John Kauss (GA) vs. #10 Mikey Lim (CMS)
3. Mike Burdakin (GA) vs. #36 Eric MacColl (CMS)
4. Charlie Paukert (GA) vs. #30 Michael Starr(CMS)
5. Aaron Zenner (GA) vs. Ronald Wu (CMS)
6. Ben Tomasek (GA) vs. Drew Sabater(CMS)