March 17, 2014
MADISON, Wis. --Despite several close matches and overall strong play, No. 58 Wisconsin fell to No. 65 Miami on Monday at Neil Schiff Tennis Center, in Miami, Fla.
UW was unable to secure the doubles point against Miami, dropping two of the matches before the third could finish.
The freshman duo of John Zordani and Elliott Sprecher fell to William Albanese and Henrique Tsukamoto, with a final score of 8-2, while senior Petr Satral and sophomore Alexander Kokorev couldn't grab the lead in a back and forth battle at No. 2 doubles against Gabriel Flores and Diego Soto, which ended with a final decision of 8-5.
Oskar Wikberg and Jakhongir Jalalov's No. 1 doubles match against Omar Aly and Wilfredo Gonzalez went unfinished.
In singles action, UW took Miami to a tie-breaker in one of the singles matches and a third set in the other, before eventually succumbing 4-0.
At No. 1 singles, Wikberg was defeated by Aly, 6-3, 6-1.
Kokorev fell to Flores in a hard fought match, ending in a tiebreaker with a final score of 6-1, 7-6 (5).
Satral battled Soto, taking the match to three sets with a final decision of 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.
Sprecher, Jalalov and Zordani's matches all went unfinished.
Up next, the Badgers will head to Tampa, Fla. to take on No. 47 South Florida on Wednesday at 10 a.m. (CT) before heading to No. 56 Nebraska to resume Big Ten conference play on Friday at 3 p.m. (CT).
MIAMI 4 WISCONSIN 0
1). Aly/Gonzalez (MIA) v. Wikberg/Jalalov (WIS) unfinished
2). Flores/Soto (MIA) def. Satral/Kokorev (WIS) 8-5
3). Albanese/Tsukamoto (MIA) def. Sprecher/Zordani (WIS) 8-2
Order of Finish: (2, 3)
1). Omar Aly (MIA) def. Oskar Wikberg (WIS) 6-3, 6-1
2). Gabriel Flores (MIA) def. Alexander Kokorev (WIS) 6-1, 7-6 (5)
3). Diego Soto (MIA) def. Petr Satral (WIS) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
4). Wilfredo Gonzalez (MIA) vs. Jakhongir Jalalov (WIS) unfinished
5). William Albanese (MIA) vs. Elliott Sprecher (WIS) unfinished
6). Henrique Tsukamoto (MIA) vs. John Zordani (WIS) unfinished
Order of Finish: (1, 2, 3)