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September 21, 2008

Gaard-Frank place 2nd at ITA doubles tourney

ST PETER — Megan Gaard and Samantha Frank reached the finals of the 2008 ITA Midwest Regional women’s tennis tournament Sunday but had to settle for second place in the championship match.

Frank and Gaard won their semifinal match 6-3 over Coe College’s Katy Delgardelle and Hannah Jensen. The duo then dropped an 8-4 decision to Coe’s Molly Fiala and Andrea Schupach.

In the Fall Invitational singles tournament, Gustavus’ Marianne Barau reached the finals before losing to Luther College’s Cami Czech 5-7, 6-2, 1-0 (10-8).

Women’s golf

Kimbra Kosak shot a 9-over par 78-75—153 over the weekend to place fourth at the Mustang women’s golf invitational hosted by Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall.

The Gusties finished fourth in the 17-team meet with 637 strokes. Upper Iowa was the team champion with 612 strokes. Nebraska-Omaha’s Erin Ommen was the medalist at 77-72—149.

Following Kosak for the Gusties were Kali Griggs (t-14th, 84-76—160), Katie Schenfeld (20th, 80-82—162), and Taylor Drenttel (t-25th, 83-82—165).

Men’s golf

The Gusties shot 304 as a team on Sunday to place third after the opening day of the 2008 Frank Wrigglesworth Blugold Invitational hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

UW-Stout has the first day lead with 298 strokes on the Par 71, 6,680-yard course. St. John's is second with 301.

SJU's Joe Schoolmeesters is the first day leader with a 2-under 69. John Anderson leads the Gustavus squad with a first-day total 74. He is tied for fifth.

The other Gustavus golfers include Ricky Copeland (t-7th, 75), Josh Curb (t-13th, 76), A.J. Olson (t-28th, 79), Derek Hilding (t-36th, 80) and Tony Meierhofer (t-42nd, 81),

The tournament concludes today.

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