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This Week in Men's Tennis

Schedule
Jan. 24 vs. ETSU L, 4-3
Jan. 24 vs. Seattle W, 4-0
Jan. 25 at Washington (#63) L, 4-0
Jan. 31 at Tulane (#55) L, 4-0
Feb. 1 at LSU (#39) DNP
Feb. 7 MINNESOTA* (#33) L, 4-1
Feb. 8 at Notre Dame (#16) L, 6-1
Feb. 13 DRAKE (#41) L, 5-2
Feb. 15 NC STATE (#29) L, 7-0
Feb. 18 MARQUETTE W, 5-2
Feb. 28 at SMU (#63) L, 4-1
Mar. 1 at TCU (#15) L, 6-1
Mar. 7 GREEN BAY L, 4-1
Mar. 8 OMAHA W, 7-0
Mar. 20 NEBRASKA* (#74) W, 5-2
Mar. 22 at Iowa* (#45) L, 4-3
Mar. 27 INDIANA* (#39) L, 5-2
Mar. 27 SIUE W, 4-1
Mar. 29 PURDUE* W, 6-1
Apr. 3 at Penn State* (#49) L, 7-0
Apr. 5 at Ohio State* (#11) L, 6-1
Apr. 11 at Michigan State* W, 4-3
Apr. 12 at Michigan* L, 5-2
Apr. 17 NORTHWESTERN* (#26) L, 6-1
Apr. 19 ILLINOIS* (#3) L, 4-0
Apr. 23 Big Ten Tournament - Iowa 10 a.m.
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Roster
Josef Dodridge 6-0 FR
Jakhongir Jalalov 6-1 JR
Alexander Kokorev 6-4 JR
Darius Mackenzie 5-10 FR
Jose Maria Martin De Oliva Carranza 6-2 FR
Tomas Pitra 6-2 FR
Lamar Remy 6-0 FR
Michael Sinha 5-11 SR
John Zordani 6-5 SO
Complete Roster

Kokorev

The Week Ahead
The Wisconsin men's tennis team is set to begin postseason action Thursday at the 2015 Big Ten Tournament hosted by the University of Illinois.

After finishing the conference season with a record of 3-8, the Badgers earned the tournament's No. 9 seed and will face eighth-seeded Iowa (12-10, 4-7 Big Ten) on Thursday at 10 a.m. (CT). The winner of Thursday's match will advance to the quarterfinal and battle top-seeded Illinois on Friday at 10 a.m.

In conference action this season, UW played an evenly matched contest against Iowa, falling to the then-No. 45 Hawkeyes by a score of 4-3. Earning wins for the Cardinal and White were Josef Dodridge, Jose Maria Martin De Oliva Carranza and the doubles team of Dodridge and Carranza, as well as the doubles pair of John Zordani and Lamar Remy.

The Badgers own an all-time record of 8-2 against the Hawkeyes in Big Ten tournament play, as the two teams last faced each other in the postseason during the 2009 campaign when Wisconsin swept Iowa by a final score of 4-0.

The Hawkeyes currently hold the No. 66 spot in the latest national rankings, and their roster includes one ranked player in No. 117 Matt Hagan.

Head coach Greg Van Emburgh is optimistic about the team's potential heading into postseason play.

"The men are playing hard and looking to improve. With the Big Ten tournament this weekend, hopefully we can win some matches and look to stay competitive."

2015 Big Ten Men's Tennis Tournament
Match

vs. Iowa: Thursday, April 23 | 10 a.m. (CT)
Quarterfinal: Friday, April 24 | 10 a.m. (CT)
Semifinal: Saturday, April 25 | Noon (CT)
Championship: Sunday, April 26 | Noon (CT)

Location Urbana, Ill. | Atkins Tennis Center
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Last Time Out--No. 27 Northwestern and No. 3 Illinois

The Badgers wrapped up regular-season play hosting a pair of matches against Northwestern and Illinois at Nielsen Tennis Stadium.

UW first battled No. 27 Northwestern on Friday night, falling to the conference foe despite winning the match's opening doubles point in a tiebreak.

The doubles pair Lamar Remy and John Zordani battled back from an early deficit to tally the Cardinal and White's first win of the day by a final score of 8-7 (7-5).

The nation's 76th-ranked doubles duo of freshmen Josef Dodridge and Jose Maria Martin De Oliva Carranza then clinched the point by upsetting No. 56 Sam Shropshire and Alex Pasareanu of Northwestern in thrilling fashion, falling behind early but rallying to earn an 8-7 (7-4) victory.

Wisconsin then faced conference leader and third-ranked Illinois in UW's Senior Day match on Sunday. Although the Badgers showed determination and competitiveness throughout the contest, the group ultimately dropped the dual match by a final score of 4-0.

Head Coach Greg Van Emburgh
Wisconsin men's tennis head coach Greg Van Emburgh will enter his tenth year at UW with an overall record of 137-122 (.529), including a 43-61 (.413) Big Ten mark.

The Badgers have finished with a .500 record or better under Van Emburgh in six of nine seasons.

He has guided Wisconsin to four NCAA Tournament appearances, including a Sweet 16 finish in 2010.

Fall season review
The Badgers begin their spring schedule coming off of a solid fall season. The team finished 27-28 in singles play, led by freshmen Lamar Remy and Josef Dodridge.

Remy finished with a singles record of 6-3 in his Badger debut, while Dodridge concluded his fall season with a mark of 4-2, including a perfect 3-0 record at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic.

Despite finishing with a final team doubles tally of 11-19, UW saw multiple teams earn doubles success, including the team of Dodridge and John Zordani, who ended their fall season with a perfect record of 4-0 as a pair.

2013-14 season in review
The Wisconsin men's tennis team concluded its 2013-14 campaign in the first round of the 2014 Big Ten Men's Tennis Tournament against the University of Michigan. The Badgers tallied a mark of 9-16 overall, including a 1-11 record in Big Ten action.

The Badgers earned four wins against ranked opponents last season, including Tulane (70), Denver (54), Marquette (59) and Big Ten rival Iowa (68).

Despite finishing below .500 in conference action, UW posted an impressive mark of 8-5 in nonconference competition.

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