Sept. 16, 2012
MADISON, Wis. --The Badgers kicked off their fall season with a strong showing by Billy Bertha and Alex Robles to win the men’s doubles title at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic this weekend in Milwaukee. The 2012 tournament marks the third-straight year that Bertha has won the title, each with a different partner.
Wisconsin impressed with a 20-8 record overall in singles and doubles play against Ball State, DePaul and Marquette.
Play kicked off Friday with men’s singles action against DePaul. Junior Alex Robles claimed the first victory of the day for the Badgers with a quick two set win against Mathias Hambach. Petr Satral and Oskar Wikberg also claimed wins against DePaul to give the Badgers a 3-3 finish in singles play.
Later Friday morning, the Badgers showed their strength by sweeping Marquette in doubles play. Freshman Alexander Kokorev earned his first win as a Badger with the help of partner Alexander Kostanov. The pair defeated James Stark and Cameron Tehraw in a swift 8-4 victory at the No. 2 position.
Play continued Saturday morning in much the same way with men’s singles going 3-3 against Ball State. Freshman Jakhongir Jalalov made a strong Badger debut defeating Austin Sansone, 6-3, 6-4.
The Wisconsin men’s doubles teams remained unstoppable sweeping DePaul with both the Bertha/Robles and Satral/Wikberg pairs handily winning their matches 8-2.
Sunday morning found Badgers pair Bertha and Robles securing their men’s doubles title in a narrow 9-8 victory over Ball State’s Dalton Albertin and Ray Leonard. Wisconsin’s Satral and Wikberg also ended the weekend undefeated with a strong 8-4 victory over Austin Sansone and Ben Bryan.
The Badgers ended tournament play Sunday afternoon going 6-1 in singles matches against Marquette. Robles won a tight 7-6 first set against Vukasin Teofanovic before easily winning the second set 6-1 and claiming a runner-up title in singles play.
Wisconsin looks to continue its strong fall play at the ITA All-American Championships on Sept. 29-30 in Tulsa, Okla.
Milwaukee Tennis Classic Men’s Champions
Men’s Singles Champion: Filip Dzanko (DPU)
Men’s Singles Runner-up: Alex Robles (UW)
Men’s Doubles Champion: Bertha/Robles (UW)
Men’s Doubles Runner-up: Albertin/Leonard (BSU)
Mulcahy Sportsmanship Award: Logon Collins (MU)
Friday, Sept. 14
Filip Dzanko (DPU) def. Billy Bertha (UW), 6-2, 7-6 (4)
Alex Robles (UW) def. Mathias Hambach (DPU), 6-3, 7-5
Jan-Willem Feitzer (DPU) def. Alexander Kostanov (UW), 6-2, 6-2
Peter Satral (UW) def. Kyle Johnson (DPU), 7-6, 4-6, 1-0 (10-4)
Oskar Wikberg (UW) def. Sten Leusink (DPU), 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-7)
Adam Reinhart (DPU) def. Alexander Kokorev (UW), 6-7, 6-4, 1-0 (10-4)
Bertha/Robles (UW) def. Collins/Packowitz (MU), 8-5
Korkorev/Kostanov (UW) def. Stark/ Tehrani (MU), 8-4
Satral/ Wikberg (UW) def. Skylr/Teofanovic (MU), 8-3
Saturday, Sept. 15
Alex Robles (UW) def. Dalton Albertin (BSU), 6-4, 6-3
Ray Leonard (BSU) def. Billy Bertha (UW), 6-3, 7-6 (4)
Cliff Morrison (BSU) def. Petr Satral (UW), 3-6, 7-6, 11-9
Oskar Wikberg (UW) def. Patrick Elliot (BSU), 6-3, 6-2
Austin Smith (BSU) def. Alexander Kostanov (UW), 6-4, 6-3
Jakhongir Jalalov (UW) def. Austin Sansone (BSU), 6-3, 6-4
Bertha/Robles (UW) def. Hambach/Feilzer (DPU), 8-2
Satral/Wikberg (UW) def. Dzanko/Johnson (DPU), 8-2
Kostanov/Jalalov (UW) def. Reinhart/Leusink (DPU), 8-6
Sunday, Sept. 16
Bertha/Robles (UW) def. Albertin/Leonard (BSU), 9-8
Morrison/Elliott (BSU) def. Kostanov/Jalalov (UW), 8-1
Satral/Wikberg (UW) def. Sansone/Bryan (BSU), 8-4
Alex Robles (UW) def. Vukasin Teofanovic (MU), 7-6, 6-1
Oskar Wikberg (UW) def. Logon Collins (MU), 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (11-9)
Billy Bertha (UW) def. David Packowitz (MU), 6-3, 6-2
Petr Satral (UW) def. Cameron Tehrani (MU), 3-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-7)
Jakhongir Jalalov (UW) def. Javier Varela Hernani (MU), 6-3, 6-2
James Stark (MU) def. Alexander Kostanov (UW), 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (13-11)
Alexander Kokorev (UW) def. Gleb Sklyr (MU), 7-5, 3-6, 1-0 (10-6)