Entries tagged with ‘Tennis’
Gustavus Adolphus College alumnus and professional tennis player Eric Butorac was recently featured in the Sports section of the Star Tribune. Butorac, the 45th ranked doubles player in the world, will begin play in the French Open this week.
Tommy Valentini, a native of Duluth, Minn., has been named the head men's tennis coach at Gustavus Adolphus College. Valentini, who has been an assistant coach for the Gusties for the past three years, will replace Steve Wilkinson who is retiring after serving as the head coach for the past 39 years.
Eric Butorac, a 2003 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College, recently won the fifth Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tour doubles title of his career. Butorac teamed with Rajeev Ram to defeat the Swiss tandem of Jean-Claude Scherrer and Stanislas Wawrinka 6-3, 6-4 to win the Chennai Open in India on Jan. 11.
Gustavus Adolphus College senior tennis player John Kauss has been selected as one of six players to represent the United States in the International University Challenge of Tennis to be held this weekend, Dec. 4-7 in Poitiers, France.
Gustavus Adolphus College will host the 2008 NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championships May 13-15. The matches will be played at the college's Brown Outdoor Tennis Complex.
The Gustavus Adolphus College men's tennis team claimed its fourth Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division III Indoor Championship with a thrilling 5-4 win over No. 1 seed and defending champion UC-Santa Cruz on Sunday, Feb. 24.
Gustavus Adolphus College men's tennis coach Steve Wilkinson has been named the national winner of the United States Tennis Association (USTA)/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Campus Recreation Award.
Star Tribune reporter Rachel Blount recently featured Gustavus Adolphus College graduate Eric Butorac and his rise through the professional tennis ranks. Butorac and his doubles partner, Jamie Murray, advanced to the third round at Wimbledon before falling in four sets to the ninth seeded team of Lukas Dlouhy and Pavel Vizner of the Czech Republic.
Eric Butorac, a 2003 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College and former NCAA Division III Singles and Doubles Champion, will begin play in the men's doubles draw at this year's French Open either Wednesday, May 30 or Thursday, May 31.