April 20, 2014
MADISON, Wis. -- The University of Wisconsin men’s tennis team concluded its regular season at No. 11 Illinois on Sunday, falling, 4-1, to the Fighting Illini at the Atkins Tennis Center in Champaign, Ill.
Wisconsin’s sole win of the day came from freshman, Elliott Sprecher who defeated Brian Page with a final score of 6-3, 6-4.
Senior Petr Satral was unable to claim his match against Jared Hiltzik, falling 6-3, 6-1 at the No. 1 position.
At No. 2 singles, sophomore Alexander Kokorev fell 6-2, 7-5 to Tim Kopinski.
Sophomore Jakhongir Jalalov couldn’t gain any momentum against Blake Bazarnik, and was defeated 6-0, 6-0 at the No. 3 spot.
Due to Illinois’s clinching of the match, both junior Michael Sinha and sophomore Frederik Strabo’s matches went unfinished.
In doubles action, Kokorev and Satral were unable to claim a victory in their match against Kopinski and Ross Guignon, falling 8-2.
At No. 2, Jalalov and Strabo also came up short against Alex Jesse and Hiltzik. Their match ended with a final score of 8-5.
Sinha and Sprecher’s match against Julian Childers and Bazarnik went unfinished. The action ended at 7-3.
UW wrapped up the regular season with a 9-15 overall record, and a 1-10 Big Ten mark.
Wisconsin now looks ahead to the 2014 Big Ten Tournament, which begins on Thursday, April 24.
ILLINOIS 4 WISCONSIN 1
1. Kopinski/Guignon(UI) def. Kokorev/Satral (UW) 8-2
2. Jesse/Hiltzik (UI) def. Jalalov/Strabo (UW) 8-5
3. Childers/Bazarnik (UI) def. Sinha/Sprecher (UW) 7-3, unfinished
Order of Finish: (1, 2)
1. Jared Kiltzik (UI) def. Petr Satral (UW) 6-3, 6-1
2. Tim Kopinski (UI) def. Alexander Kokorev (UW) 6-2, 7-5
3. Blake Bazarnik (UI) def. Jakhongir Jalalov (UW) 6-0, 6-0
4. Elliott Sprecher (UW) def. Brian Page (UI) 6-3, 6-4
5. Ross Guignon (UI) vs. Michael Sinha (UW) 6-2, 3-1, unfinished
6. Alex Jesse (UI) vs. Frederik Strabo (UW) 6-3, 4-0, unfinished
Order of Finish: (3, 1, 2, 4)