Badgers gain experience at Milwaukee Classic


ON WISCONSIN <b>Wisconsin's Billy Bertha got off to a great start against Ball State, Marquette and Northwestern</b>
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Wisconsin's Billy Bertha got off to a great start against Ball State, Marquette and Northwestern
ON WISCONSIN

Sept. 19, 2010

Complete Results

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin doubles pair Billy Bertha and Ricardo Martin led the Badgers as the Wisconsin men’s tennis team started their fall season at the 35th annual Milwaukee Tennis Classic this weekend. The sophomore duo earned three wins and was named the men’s doubles champions. 

Throughout the weekend, the Badgers gained valuable experience as they faced Ball State, Marquette, and Northwestern in singles and doubles play.

Wisconsin started off play on Friday morning, taking on Ball State and Northwestern in the morning with singles play and Ball State in the afternoon in doubles play.

Bertha grabbed the first win for the Badgers, easily defeating the Wildcat’s McCarthy, 6-4, 6-3, in the No. 1 singles spot. The next three Badgers fell in their matches but Wisconsin was able to finish out the match strong with wins by freshmen Alex Robles and Amir Mashal in the No. 5 and 6 spots, respectively.

Bertha and Martin got off to a strong start in doubles play, earning a quick 8-6 win over Ball State’s Albertin and Smith. Alexander Teppert and Mashal also paired up in the No. 3 doubles spot to grab a win for Wisconsin.

Wisconsin continued play on Saturday morning, taking on Marquette in singles play. The Badgers earned wins in the No. 1 through 5 singles spots against Marquette. 

Saturday afternoon play saw Wisconsin take on Ball State and Northwestern in doubles play. Bertha grabbed his fourth straight overall win of the weekend and second doubles win, downing Northwestern’s McCarthy and Reitz, 9-8.

The Badgers finished off play on Sunday, competing in singles play in the morning and finishing off the tournament with doubles play against Marquette.

Bertha found his first loss of the tournament during the early singles play when he fell to BSU’s Albertin, 6-4, 6-2. Freshman Pert Satral earned his third win of the weekend easily defeating BSU’s Brym, 6-2, 6-1.

During the afternoon session, the UW duo of Bertha and Martin clinched their tournament championship in doubles play by defeating Marquette’s Schwein and Mamalat in the No. 1 spot.

The weekend proved to be good, competitive match experience for the young Badger squad. Wisconsin will have some time off before its next scheduled fall event when selected members travel to Tulsa, Okla., to compete in the ITA All-American Championships.

Milwaukee Tennis Classic Men’s Champions
• Men’s Singles Champion: Tobias Reitz (Northwestern)
• Men’s Singles Runner-up: Raleigh Smith (Northwestern)
• Men’s Doubles Champions: Billy Bertha/Ricardo Martin (Wisconsin)
• Men’s Doubles Runners-up: Raleigh Smith/Chris Jackman (Northwestern)
• Men’s Mulcahy Sportsmanship Award: Zane Smith (Ball State)

Wisconsin Results
Friday, Sept. 17

Northwestern vs. Wisconsin (Men) 
Bertha (UW) def. McCarthy (NU), 6-4, 6-3
Reitz (NU) def. Martin (UW), 0-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-6)
Jackman (NU) def. Satral (UW), 6-3, 6-3
Smith (NU) def. Teppert (UW), 6-3, 6-1
Robles (UW) def. Brym (BSU), 6-4, 6-1
Mashal (UW) def. Thomas (BSU), 6-3, 6-3

Wisconsin vs. Ball State (Men) 
Bertha/Martin (UW) def. Albertin/Smith (BSU), 8-6
Monroy/Carpenter (BSU) def. Satral/Robles (UW), 8-6
Teppert/Mashal (UW) def. Bussert/Sansone (BSU), 8-6

Marquette vs. Ball State (Men) 
Gutierrez Crowley (MU) def. Smith (BSU), 6-3, 6-3
Albertin (BSU) def. Perim (MU), 6-2, 6-4
Mamalat (MU) def. Monroy (BSU), 6-3, 6-4
Munoz (MU) def. Carpenter (BSU), 7-6, 6-3
Bryn (BSU) def. Troude (MU), 6-4, 6-2
Collins (MU) def. Bussert (BSU), 7-6, 2-6, 1-0 (10-7)
Schwerin (MU) def. Sansone (BSU), 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (14-12)
Austin Smith (BSU) def. Ravel (MU), 7-5, 6-1

Marquette vs. Northwestern (Men) 
McCarthy/Reitz (NU) def. Schwerin/Mamalat (MU), 8-2
Smith/Jackman (NU) def. Perim/Gutierrez Crowley (MU), 8-5
Thomas/A. Smith (BSU) def. Collins/Munoz (MU), 9-8

Saturday, Sept. 18
Marquette vs. Wisconsin (Men) 
Bertha (UW) def. Mamalat (MU), 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-3)
Martin (UW) def. Perim (MU), 6-2, 6-1
Satral (UW) def. Munoz (MU), 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (10-4)
Robles (UW) def. Schwerin (MU), 6-4, 7-5
Teppert (UW) def. Collins (MU),6-3, 6-3
Troude (MU) def. Mashal (UW), 6-4, 6-1

Northwestern vs. Wisconsin (Men)
Bertha/Martin (UW) def. McCarthy/Reitz (NU), 9-8
Jackman/Smith (NU) def. Satral/Teppert (UW), 9-8
Brym/A. Smith (BSU) def. Mashal/Robles (UW), 8-3

Ball State vs. Northwestern (Men)
Jackman (NU) def. Albertin (BSU), 6-3, 7-5
Reitz (NU) def. Z. Smith (BSU), 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-8)
McCarthy (NU) def. Monroy (BSU), 6-1, 6-4
Smith (NU) def. Carpenter (BSU), 6-0, 6-0
Satral (UW) def. A. Smith (BSU), 6-2, retired
Sansone (BSU) def. Teppert (UW), 1-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-3)
Bussert (BSU) def. Mashal (UW), 6-3, 6-1
Thomas (BSU) def. Ravel (MU), 6-3, 6-4

Marquette vs. Ball State (Men) 
Mamalat/Schwerin (MU) def. Albertin/Z. Smith (BSU), 8-4
Monroy/Carpenter (BSU) def. Munoz/Collins (MU), 8-5
Troude/Perim (MU) def. Brym/Sansone (BSU), 8-1

Sunday, Sept. 19
Wisconsin vs. Ball State (Men) 
Albertin (BSU) def. Berth (UW), 6-4, 6-2
Martin (UW) def. Smith (BSU), 6-3, 6-4
Satral (UW) def. Brym (BSU), 6-2, 6-1
Robles (UW) def. Monroy (BSU), 6-4, 2-6, 10-7
Teppert (UW) def. Bussert (BSU), 6-3, 6-3
Carpenter (BSU) def. Mashal (UW), 4-6, 6-2, 10-8

Ball State vs. Northwestern (Men)
Smith/Reitz (NU) def. Albertin/Z. Smith (BSU), 8-1
McCarthy/Jackman (NU) def. Brym/Thomas (BSU), 8-2

Marquette vs. Northwestern (Men)
Smith (NU) def. Dan Mamalat (MU), 6-3, 6-2
McCarthy (NU) def. Otavio Perim (MU), 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-7)
Reitz (NU) def. Jose Manuel Munoz (MU), 6-4, 6-2
Thibault Troude (MU) def. Jackman (NU), 1-6, 7-5, 1-0 (11-9)

Marquette vs. Wisconsin (Men) 
Bertha/Martin def. Schwerin/Mamalat (MU), 8-5
Satral/Teppert (UW) def. Perim/Troude (MU), 9-7
Robles/Mashal (UW) def. Collins/Munoz (MU), 8-5

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Julie McKay
UW Athletic Communications

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