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No. 88 Bertha/Kostanov win doubles match as Badgers fall at No. 27 Drake


ON WISCONSIN Jakhongir Jalalov fell, 6-4, 6-1, to Jean Erasmus.
ON WISCONSIN
Jakhongir Jalalov fell, 6-4, 6-1, to Jean Erasmus.
ON WISCONSIN

April 20, 2013

Final Stats

MADISON, Wis. – Despite a dominating doubles match by No. 88 Billy Bertha and Alexander Kostanov, No. 69 Wisconsin fell, 4-0, to No. 27 Drake in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday.

The Badgers (12-11 overall) got off to a strong start in doubles play, but couldn’t keep up the momentum, splitting matches before dropping the point, 2-1, to Drake (21-2).

At court one, No. 88 Bertha and Kostanov swiftly defeated Jean Erasmus and Alen Salibasic, 8-2.

Drake quickly countered as Jakhongir Jalalov and Petr Satral fell, 8-2, to Anis Ghorbel and Robin Goodman at court three.

With the matches split, the doubles point came down to court two. Alexander Kokorev and Oskar Wikberg came close to a win for Wisconsin, but couldn’t defeat Ben Lott and James McKie, falling, 9-7, to clinch the doubles point for Drake.

Singles play began with Jalalov falling, 6-4, 6-1 to Jean Erasmus at court five to give Drake the 2-0 lead.

At court six, Kokorev was the next to finish, falling, 6-1, 6-3 to Ben Mullis.

Satral fought through a close first set, taking it to a tiebreak but ultimately falling, 7-6 (9) to No. 60 Anis Ghorbel. Drake clinched the match as Ghorbel defeated Satral, 6-2 in the second set.

With the match clinched, play was called, solidifying the 4-0 victory for Drake.

Wisconsin concludes regular season action at Nielsen Tennis Stadium on Sunday at 1 p.m. against No. 62 Nebraska. The match will celebrate Senior Day as Bertha and Kostanov compete in their final home matches.

FINAL RESULTS

DRAKE  4   WISCONSIN    0

SINGLES:
1. No. 60 Anis Ghorbel (DU) def. Petr Satral (WIS), 7-6 (9), 6-2
2. James McKie (DU) leading Alexander Kostanov (WIS), 4-6, 6-3, 2-0, unfinished
3. No. 111 Robin Goodman (DU) leading Oskar Wikberg (WIS), 6-3, 5-5, unfinished
4. Alen Salibasic (DU) leading Billy Bertha (WIS), 3-6, 7-5, 2-1, unfinished
5. Jean Erasmus (DU) def. Jakhongir Jalalov (WIS), 6-4, 6-1
6. Ben Mullis (DU) def. Alexander Kokorev (WIS), 6-1, 6-3

Order of finish: 5, 6, 1

DOUBLES:
1.  No. 88 Bertha/Kostanov (WIS) def. Erasmus/Salibasic (DU), 8-2
2. Ben Lott/McKie (DU) def. Kokorev/Wikberg (WIS), 9-7
3. Ghorbel/Goodman (DU) def. Jalalov/Satral (WIS), 8-2

Order of finish: 1, 3, 2  

ON WISCONSIN
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