Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Match Preview #1 Gustavus vs. #11 Redlands (March 27)

Gustavus will be coming off a match against CMS the previous day, and no matter the outcome, this match has the potential for an upset. While I don't expect Redlands to pull it out, I do expect them to put up a very good fight. The Bulldogs need to be able to compete at 2 and 3 doubles. I don't expect them to win 1st doubles. I think Redlands has a good chance to win at singles anywhere from 2-6. There is a good possibility that they can pull out 3 of those 5 matches with their homecourt advantage. If somehow they can win more than 3, this could turn out to be a suprising result. At the end of the day, I would expect to see a 6-3 or even 7-2 result in favor of the Gusties, despite the outdoors and the hostile Redlands environment.

Probable Starters:
1. #5 Bryan/Paukert (GA) vs. #24 Wagar/Cook (R)
2. #7 Kauss/Burdakin (GA) vs. Reading/Hasenyager (R)
3. #17 Hansen/Tomasek (GA) vs. Wong/Hammond (R)

1. #3 Andy Bryan (GA) vs. #26 Matt Liebman (R)
2. #8 John Kauss (GA) vs. #40 Eric Wagar (R)
3. Mike Burdakin (GA) vs. Aron Ouye (R)
4. Charlie Paukert (GA) vs. Mike Reading (R)
5. Aaron Zenner (GA) vs. Ransom Cook (R)
6. Ben Tomasek (GA) vs. Chris Trippel (R)