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No. 66 Wisconsin opens season with setback at No. 2 UCLA


ON WISCONSIN Petr Satral, UW's lone senior leads the Badgers into 2014
ON WISCONSIN
Petr Satral, UW's lone senior leads the Badgers into 2014
ON WISCONSIN

Jan. 25, 2014

Final Stats

MADISON, Wis. – Despite putting up a fight, No. 66 Wisconsin was unable to gain any momentum Saturday in the season opener, falling to No. 2 UCLA, 5-0 at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.

In doubles action, the freshmen duo of John Zordani and Ellott Sprecher fell to Gage Brymer and Dennis Mkrtchian by a final score of 6-2. The sophomore team of Johnnie Jalalov and Oskar Wikberg were defeated by Joeseph DiGiulio and Clay Thompson, with a final decision of 6-2.

Senior Petr Satral and sophomore Alexander Kokorev teamed up for a hard fought match-up against No. 10 Marcos Giron and Mackenzie McDonald that ended at 3-3 and went unfinished.

In singles action, Satral took on the nation’s No. 1-ranked player in Clay Thompson, and put up a fight in the second set, before suffering a 6-1, 6-4 defeat. Wikberg faced No. 62 Mackenzie McDonald, falling in a close second set, with a final decision of 6-2, 6-5 (4). Kokorev was defeated by No. 120 Gage Bymer, 6-4, 6-0.

Jalalov battled back in the second set against Dennis Mkrtchian, but the match went unfinished, with the score sitting at 6-2, 5-5. Junior Michael Sinha made his debut for Wisconsin against Joeseph Di Giulio, falling by a final mark of 6-4, 6-2. Sprecher match with Ryoto Tachi was halted with the UW freshman trailing, 6-3 5-3.

The Badgers will look to even their record on the young season when they take on No. 60 Nebraska Sunday at noon (CT) at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.

FINAL RESULTS

UCLA 5           WISCONSIN 0

DOUBLES
1). #10 Girn/McDonald (UCLA) def. Kokorev/Satral (WIS) 3-3 unfinished
2). Di Giulio/Thompson (UCLA) def. Jalalov/Wikberg (WIS) 6-2
3). Brymer/Mkrtchian (UCLA) def. Sprecher/Zordani (WIS) 6-2

Order of Finish: (3,2)

SINGLES
1). #1 Clay Thompson (UCLA) def. Petr Satral (WIS) 6-1, 6-4
2). #62 Mackenzie McDonald (UCLA) def. Oskar Wikberg (WIS) 6-2, 6-5 (4)
3). #130 Gage Bymer (UCLA) def. Alexander Kokorev (WIS) 6-4, 6-0
4). Dennis Mkrtchian (UCLA) vs. Jakhongir Jalalov (WIS) 6-2, 5-5 unfinished
5). Joseph Di Giulio (UCLA) def. Michael Sinha (WIS) 6-4, 6-2
6). Ryoto Tachi (UCLA) vs. Elliott Sprecher (WIS) 6-3, 5-3 unfinished

Order of Finish: (3, 1, 2, 5)

ON WISCONSIN
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