April 22, 2011
• Complete Results
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Wisconsin men’s tennis team opened its final road trip of the season on a positive note, earning a 5-2 upset over the No. 66-ranked Hawkeyes. The No. 71-ranked Badgers evened their overall record to 11-11, and 5-4 in Big Ten play, with the win in Iowa.
The Badgers opened up play with a quick 1-0 lead after earning wins in the Nos. 1 and 2 doubles spots. The freshman duo of Rod Carey and Fredrik Ask grabbed the first Wisconsin win of the day with an 8-5 win over their Hawkeye opponents. Marek Michalicka and Billy Bertha clinched the doubles point for UW with an 8-3 win.
Michalicka used the momentum from the early wins to extend the Badger lead with the first singles win of the evening.
The nation's No. 53rd-ranked singles player took down Iowa’s Marc Bruche in a 6-3, 6-4 match for his 16th win of the season. Michalicka’s conference record continues to impress at 8-1.
Despite the early lead, Iowa fought back with wins in the Nos. 2 and 5 slots to even up the score, 2-2.
The Badgers weren’t about to let go of the match that easily, taking the last three singles matches for the 5-2 win.
Freshman Petr Satral pushed Iowa’s Austen Kauss to a third set and came out on top in the No. 3 spot, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2.
UW’s talented freshmen finished off the match as Ask downed his Hawkeye opponent, 6-2, 7-6, and Carey won, 7-5, 6-2.
The Badgers look to finish their 2011 season with another upset over No. 18 Illinois on Sunday. Match time is set for noon at the Atkins Tennis Center in Champaign, Ill.
Tennis Match Results
Apr 22, 2011 at Iowa City, Iowa
(West Campus Tennis Rec Center)
#71 Wisconsin 5, #66 Iowa 2
1. Marek Michalicka (WIS) def. Marc Bruche (IOWA) 6-3, 6-4
2. Will Vasos (IOWA) def. Billy Bertha (WIS) 6-3, 6-4
3. Petr Satral (WIS) def. Austen Kauss (IOWA) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
4. Fredrik Ask (WIS) def. Garret Dunn 6-2, 7-6
5. Nikita Zotov (IOWA) def. Ricardo Martin (WIS) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
6. Rod Carey (WIS) def. Jona Dierckx (IOWA) 7-5, 6-2
1. Michalicka/Bertha (WIS) def. Bruche/Vasos (IOWA) 8-3
2. Carey/Ask (WIS) def. Kauss/Dierckx (IOWA) 8-5
3. Dunn/Mroziewicz (IOWA) def. Martin/Teppert (WIS) 8-3
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