Jan. 29, 2011
• Complete Results
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The No. 30-ranked Wisconsin men's tennis team fell to Wake Forest on Saturday morning for the Badger's first loss of the season. The 22-ranked Deacons proved to be too much for Wisconsin in the 4-0 match at the ITA Kick-Off Weekend in Lexington, Ky.
The Badgers came out strong picking up the first doubles match in a tiebreak at the No. 1 position as Billy Bertha and Marek Michalicka edged Iain Atkinson and Tripper Carleton 9-8 (0).
Wake Forest's David Hopkins and Zach Leslie evened up the score with an 8-3 win over Petr Satral and Alexander Teppert at No. 3. The hard-fought doubles point went to the Deacons after Jonathan Wolff and Danny Kreyman nudged past Rod Carey and Ricardo Martin in the No. 2 spot, 9-8 (4).
Wisconsin's Bertha fell in the first singles match of the day facing off against No. 100 Kreyman. Kreyman earned the 6-2, 6-4 win over the Badger in the No. 2 singles spot to bring the Deacon's advantage to 2-0.
Satral faced off against Wake's Hopkins in the No. 4 singles slot, but Hopkins came out strong with the 6-3, 6-1 win.
No. 109 Atkinson scored the deciding victory at No. 3 singles, edging Martin 7-5, 7-6 (2).
The Badgers will take on the loser of this afternoon's match between No. 12 Kentucky and No. 42 Boise State on Sunday. Times and live stats will be posted following this afternoon's match.
Tennis Match Results
2011 ITA Kickoff Weekend
Jan 29, 2011 at Lexington, Ky.
(Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex)
#22 Wake Forest 4, #30 Wisconsin 0
1. Marek Michalicka (WIS) vs. #45 Jonathan Wolff (WF) 5-7, 7-6 (7-1), unfinished
2. #100 Danny Kreyman (WF) def. Billy Bertha (WIS) 6-2, 6-4
3. #109 Iain Atkinson (WF) def. Ricardo Martin (WIS) 7-5, 7-6 (7-2)
4. David Hopkins (WF) def. Petr Satral (WIS) 6-3, 6-1
5. Alex Robles (WIS) vs. Zach Leslie (WF) 1-6, 1-2, unfinished
6. Rodney Carey (WIS) vs. Amogh Prabhakar (WF) 4-4, unfinished
1. Marek Michalicka/Billy Bertha (WIS) def. Iain Atkinson/Tripper Carleton (WF) 9-8 (7-0)
2. Jonathan Wolff/Danny Kreyman (WF) def. Rodney Carey/Ricardo Martin (WIS) 9-8 (7-4)
3. David Hopkins/Zach Leslie (WF) def. Petr Satral/Alexander Teppert (WIS) 8-3
Wake Forest 0-0; National ranking #22
Wisconsin 2-0; National ranking #30
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (2,4,3)
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