Badgers fall in first match of spring break week


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Badger freshman Rod Carey earned Wisconsin's lone win over Pepperdine on Wednesday

ON WISCONSIN
Badger freshman Rod Carey earned Wisconsin's lone win over Pepperdine on Wednesday
ON WISCONSIN

March 16, 2011 

MALIBU, Calif. -- The Wisconsin men’s tennis team (6-7, 0-1 Big Ten) wasn't able to earn its first win over a ranked team this week falling to No. 11 Pepperdine. The Waves proved to be too much for the Badgers downing UW in a 6-1 match. Freshman Rod Carey earned the lone Badger win as he improved his record to 8-3 on the season.

The Waves got off to a strong start with a 1-0 lead after sweeping the doubles matches and took that momentum into singles earning wins in the Nos. 2, 3 and 4 spots defeating the Badger’s Billy Bertha, Ricardo Martin and Petr Satral, respectively. 

With the match decided, freshman Rod Carey brought a spark for the Badgers earning their lone win of the day. Carey downed Pepperdine’s Mousheg Hovhannisyan 6-3 in the first set and took the win with a 7-5 second set win.

Despite three set matches in the Nos. 1 and 6 spots, Wisconsin wasn’t able to earn any more wins against the No. 11th-ranked Waves.

No. 49 Finn Tearney defeated Badger senior No. 72 Marek Michalicka 6-2 in the second set and 1-0 (10-3) in the third set after Michalicka took the first set 6-4.

Wisconsin will finish off their spring break run in California on Saturday taking on No. 49 UC Irvine at 2 p.m. CT.

Tennis Match Results
Mar 16, 2011 at Malibu, Calif.
(Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center)

#11 Pepperdine 6, Wisconsin 1

Singles competition
1. #49 Finn Tearney (PEP) def. #72 Marek Michalicka (WIS) 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-3)
2. #17 Sebastian Fanselow (PEP) def. Billy Bertha (WIS) 6-1, 6-0
3. #66 Alex Llompart (PEP) def. Ricardo Martin (WIS) 6-2, 6-2
4. Alfredo Moreno (PEP) def. Petr Satral (WIS) 6-4, 6-3
5. Rodney Carey (WIS) def. Mousheg Hovhannisyan (PEP) 6-3, 7-5
6. Alejandro Moreno (PEP) def. Fredrik Ask (WIS) 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 1-0 (10-7)

Doubles competition
1. Finn Tearney/Alex Llompart (PEP) def. #66 Billy Bertha/Marek Michalicka (WIS) 8-5
2. Sebastian Fanselow/Jenson Turner (PEP) def. Ricardo Martin/Rodney Carey (WIS) 8-4
3. Hugh Clarke/Alfredo Moreno (PEP) def. Fredrik Ask/Petr Satral (WIS) 8-3

Match Notes:
Wisconsin 6-7
Pepperdine 13-3; National ranking #11
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (2,3,4,5,1,6)

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Julie McKay
UW Athletic Communications 

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