Oct. 17, 2011
Singles Qualifying Draw l Singles Main Draw l Doubles Main Draw
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Juniors Billy Bertha and Alexander Kostanov led the Badgers at the ITA Midwest regional last weekend by reaching the round of 16 in the doubles main draw.
Seeded eighth, Bertha and Kostanov played Valparaiso’s Chris Baum and Adam Whitmer in the first round and won the match, 8-4. They followed up their strong performance by dominating Bruno Abdelnour and Ross Guignon of Illinois, 8-1.
In the round of 16 Bertha and Kostanov played the nine seed, Notre Dame’s Case Watt and Greg Andrews. Wisconsin lost the match 9-7. Bertha and Kostanov’s strong results from the weekend have now pushed their doubles record to 6-2, showing how quickly the two have been able to develop chemistry this fall.
Fredrik Ask and Alex Robles also won a round in the doubles main draw by defeating Nolan Marks and Ben Shklyar of Cleveland State in the first round, 8-4.
The two were eliminated in the second round by the seven seed, Northwestern’s Josh Graves and Spencer Wolf, 8-5.
In the first round of singles qualifying Jack Larsen was the only Badger to earn a victory when he defeated Max Phillips of Northern Illinois, 6-3, 6-1. In the second round Larsen lost a close, three-set match to Illinois State’s Jusso Ojanen, 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-1.
Wisconsin was unable to advance any of its players in the first round of singles play in the main draw, but Kostanov and sophomores Petr Satral and Alex Robles were all able to bounce back and earn consolation match victories.
The ITA Midwest Regional proved to be a great opportunity for Wisconsin to gain experience by playing over 20 matches total throughout the weekend. The Badgers compete next Oct. 21-23 at the Wildcat Invitational in Evanston, Ill.
Wisconsin ITA Midwest Regional Results
1st Round – Singles Qualifying Draw
Jack Larsen (Wisconsin) def. Max Phillips (N. Illinois): 6-3, 6-1
Felix Goepper (UW-GB) def. Austin Akers (Wisconsin): 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)
Nolan Marks (Cleveland St.) def. Alexander Teppert (Wisconsin): 7-6 (9-7), 7-5
2nd Round – Singles Qualifying Draw
Jusso Ojanen (Illinois St.) def. Jack Larsen (Wisconsin): 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-1
1st Round – Singles Main Draw
#1 Blaz Rola (Ohio St.) def. Alex Robles (Wisconsin): 6-1, 6-1
#16 Connor Smith (Ohio St.) def. Petr Satral (Wisconsin): 6-1, 6-1
#9 Josh Graves (Northwestern) def. Alexander Kostanov (Wisconsin): 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
#10 Shaun Bernstein (Michigan) def. Fredrik Ask (Wisconsin): 7-6, 7-6
Axel Lagerlof (N. Illinois) def. Billy Bertha (Wisconsin): 6-3, 6-4
1st Round – Doubles Main Draw
David Stabley / Pablo Nunez (Detroit) def. #16 Alex Teppert / Petr Satral (Wisconsin): 8-4
#8 Billy Bertha / Alex Kostanov (Wisconsin) def. Chris Baum / Adam Whitmer (Valparaiso): 8-4
#5 Alexander Pelaez / Tuomas Manner (Illinois St.) def. Austin Akers / Jack Larsen (Wisconsin): 8-3
Fredrik Ask / Alex Robles (Wisconsin) def. Nolan Marks / Ben Shklyar (Cleveland St): 8-4
2nd Round – Doubles Main Draw
#8 Billy Bertha / Alexander Kostanov (Wisconsin) def. Bruno Abdelnour / Ross Guignon (Illinois): 8-1
#7 Josh Graves / Spencer Wolf (Northwestern) def. Fredrik Ask / Alex Robles (Wisconsin): 8-5
Round of 16 – Doubles Main Draw
Casey Watt/Greg Andrews (Notre Dame) def. Billy Bertha/Alexander Kostanov (Wisconsin): 9-7
Singles Consolation Matches
Harry Jaduri (Michigan St.) def. Jack Larsen (Wisconsin): 6-4, 3-6, 12-10
Aaron Chaffee (DePaul) def. Alexander Teppert (Wisconsin): 6-3, 3-6, 10-7
Alex Robles (Wisconsin) def. Ali Shabib (Cleveland St.): 6-3, 7-6
Nadin Indre(W. Michigan) def. Fredrik Ask (Wisconsin): 7-6, 7-6
Otavio Perim (Marquette) def. Austin Akers (Wisconsin): 6-4, 6-3
Petr Satral (Wisconsin) def. Barrett Franks (Michigan): 6-4, 7-6
Alexander Kostanov (Wisconsin) def. Paul Swanson (UWGB): 7-5, 6-7, 10-7