This Week in Men's Tennis

2011 Schedule
Sept. 16-18 at Milwaukee Tennis Classic Results
Oct. 1-9 at ITA All-American Championships Results
Oct. 13-18 at ITA Midwest Regional Results
Oct. 21-23 at Wildcat Invitational Results
Oct. 28-30 at Big Ten Fall Singles Results
Jan. 28 BUTLER W, 6-1
Jan. 28 WESTERN ILLINOIS W, 7-0
Feb. 10 at Notre Dame L, 7-0
Feb. 18 at Clemson L, 6-1
Feb. 19 at Georgia Tech L, 5-2
Feb. 22 vs. Marquette W, 5-2
Feb. 25 at Minnesota* L, 6-1
March 3 GREEN BAY W, 7-0
March 4 NORTHERN ILLINOIS W, 6-1
March 10 at Fresno State L, 4-3
March 11 vs. Idaho W, 4-2
March 17 UW-WHITEWATER W, 7-0
March 17 UIC W, 7-0
March 23 MICHIGAN* L, 5-2
March 25 MICHIGAN STATE* L, 6-1
March 30 at Illinois* L, 6-1
April 1 at Northwestern* L, 6-1
April 6 OHIO STATE* L, 7-0
April 8 PENN STATE* W, 5-2
April 14 at Purdue* W, 4-3
April 15 at Indiana* L, 5-2
April 20 IOWA* W, 5-2
April 22 at Nebraska* W, 4-3
April 26 Nebraska* L, 4-0
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2011 Roster
Austin Akers 6-2 SO
Fredrik Ask 6-0 SO
Billy Bertha 6-5 JR
Rod Carey 6-1 SO
Alexander Kostanov 6-4 JR
Jack Larsen 5-11 FR
Andy Quirk 6-0 FR
Alex Robles 6-4 SO
Petr Satral 5-11 SO
Alexander Teppert 6-0 RS-SO
Quinton Vega 6-1 FR
Complete Roster

Team 

2011-12 season in review
MADISON, Wis. --
The Wisconsin men’s tennis team ended its 2012 season in the opening round of the 2012 Big Ten Men’s Tennis Tournament. UW posted a 12-12 overall record, marking the fifth time in the last six seasons Wisconsin finished with at least a .500 record. 

UW struggled early in the Big Ten season, losing its first six Big Ten matches before rallying in the second half of the season to post a Big Ten regular season record of 4-7. The Badgers finished the regular season by winning four of their last five matches, including two wins over ranked opponents.

Last Time Out – 2012 NCAA Men’s Tennis Doubles Championship
The Badger duo of Billy Bertha and Fredrik Ask was forced to withdraw from the 2012 NCAA Men’s Tennis Doubles Championship after Bertha suffered a wrist injury during a practice session the night before. Bertha and Ask were set to face Drew Courtney and Jarmere Jenkins of the University of Virginia in the opening round of the championships.

2012 Big Ten Tournament 
The Wisconsin men’s tennis team lost its opening round match of the 2012 Big Ten Men’s Tennis Tournament to No. 74 Nebraska, 4-0, at the Vandy Christie Tennis Center in Evanston, Ill.

Wisconsin went down early in doubles after Nebraska’s Benedikt Lindheim and Robert Schulze defeated Alexander Kostanov and Quinton Vega, 8-5. Soon after, Rod Carey and Petr Satral evened the doubles with an 8-6 win over Chris Aumueller and Stefan Gollner. 

With doubles tied 1-1, Wisconsin had its strongest doubles team, No. 34 Billy Bertha and Fredrik Ask, still on the court. Bertha and Ask fell to No. 72 Andre Stenger and Eric Sock, 8-6, however in the deciding doubles point match. 

After dropping doubles, Wisconsin failed to get off to a fast start in singles, dropping four of the six first sets. Nebraska earned its second point after Lindheim scored a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Carey. It was a big momentum win for Nebraska after Carey defeated Lindheim, 6-3, 6-0, the previous weekend. 

Quinton Vega was the next Badger to fall. He lost his match 6-3, 6-3 to Stenger. The Cornhuskers then clinched the match when No. 1 singles player Christopher Aumueller defeated Ask, 6-2, 6-2, to give Nebraska the victory and end Wisconsin’s season.

Big Ten in the national rankings
Eight of the 12 teams in the Big Ten Conference were ranked in the latest Campbell’s/ITA College Tennis Division I Poll, released May 29. 

                Rank    School
                  4       Ohio State
                 15      Illinois
                 21      Michigan
                 22      Indiana
                 36      Minnesota
                 42      Northwestern
                 53      Michigan State
                 73      Nebraska

Doubles success
The Badgers won the doubles point in 14 out of their 23 matches this season, and as a team UW posted a 40-29 (.580) record and a 15-21 (.417) record in the Big Ten.

Fredrik Ask and Billy Bertha led the team with an 11-6 record at No. 1 doubles. They earned wins over Georgia Tech’s Kevin King and Juan Spir, the No. 2 team in the country, and Michigan’s Evan King and Shaun Bernstein, the No. 15 team in the country.

The duo of Alexander Kostanov and Petr Satral also had a strong season by going 9-7 while playing at all three doubles positions throughout the year.

Dominant at Nielsen
Wisconsin started the year on a seven-match win streak at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium. The Badgers finished the season 9-3 at home. 

Team awards show
The Wisconsin men’s tennis team had its annual year ending banquet in Heritage Hall where head coach Greg Van Emburgh and assistant coach Joe Bates handed out awards for Most Valuable Player, Hardest Working and Newcomer of the Year.

Rod Carey was selected as the Badgers’ Most Valuable Player. The sophomore was featured primarily at No. 2 singles where he posted a 5-5 record. Throughout the year Carey went 11-12 overall and 4-8 in the Big Ten.

After a slow start to his season, Carey came on late to win four of his last five matches at No. 2 singles to close the year. The streak included a ranked-win over No. 106 Benedikt Lindheim, 6-3, 6-0. In doubles Carey contributed at all three positions. He went 1-0 at No. 1, 6-5 at No. 2 and 5-6 at No. 3 doubles.

The title of Hardest Working was awarded to sophomore Petr Satral. Spending most of his time at No. 3 and No. 4 singles, Satral was consistent all year and posted a 12-10 singles record with a 12-8 doubles record. He was the team leader in singles wins and tied for second in doubles wins.

Freshman Quinton Vega was named Newcomer of the Year. Vega showed a lot of growth throughout the season as he moved up the singles lineup. Originally starting out as the No. 6 singles player, Vega made it all the way to No. 3 before the season was over.

Bertha leads Badgers as captain
Bertha was chosen as the Badgers' captain prior to the start of the season. The junior is the most experienced player on the team, and over his career he has compiled a 47-44 singles record and a 56-28 doubles record. The Whitefish Bay, Wis., native is an ITA Scholar Athlete and the only remaining member of the team that reached the NCAA Sweet Sixteen in 2010.    

Fall season review
The Wisconsin men's tennis team had eight different players compete in five tournaments during the 2011 fall season. 

During the fall season the Badgers posted an 82-67 (.550) record in both singles and doubles, but doubles is where the Badgers excelled.

Led by upperclassmen Billy Bertha and Alexander Kostanov, the Badgers recorded a combined doubles record of 50-26 (.658). Bertha and Kostanov posted a 7-3 fall record together largely due to their ability to gel and develop chemistry early in the fall season.

In singles this fall, the Badgers recorded a combined 39-37 (.513) record. Badger newcomers Kostanov and freshman Jack Larsen led the team with six fall season wins by recording 6-3 and 6-6 records, respectively, setting the pace for the rest of the team.

Looking ahead
Wisconsin’s roster featured two juniors, five sophomores and four freshmen. It was an up-and-down year for the Badgers as they battled through growing pains. 

By the time the season was coming to an end the Wisconsin coaching staff and upperclassmen leaders helped the underclassmen mature and develop, allowing UW to close the season with strong momentum. 

Next season Wisconsin will look to continue its development and build upon the experience gained this season. 


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