Wisconsin ends fall season at the Big Ten Singles/Doubles Championships


ON WISCONSIN <b>The Badgers youth gained valuable experience at Big Ten Singles/Doubles Championships, the last tournament of the fall season.<b/>
ON WISCONSIN
The Badgers youth gained valuable experience at Big Ten Singles/Doubles Championships, the last tournament of the fall season.
ON WISCONSIN

Oct. 31, 2011

Iowa City, IOWA – The Badgers had two players reach the round of 16 in the singles bracket, one team reach the semifinals of the flight A doubles bracket and another team reach the finals of the flight B doubles bracket in the Big Ten Singles/Doubles Championships at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex, Oct. 28-30.

Junior Alexander Kostanov and freshman Jack Larsen were the two Badgers who reached the round of 16.

Kostanov entered the tournament the No. 11 seed and made quick work of his first round opponent Andres Estenssero of Iowa, 6-2, 6-1.

In his second round, Kostanov played Northwestern’s Eric Spector. It was the second time Kostanov played Spector this fall season and, similar to his first match against him, he won the first set, 6-4. In the second set Spector pushed Kostanov to a tiebreaker, but Kostanov was able to battle back and win the tiebreak 7-5.

The next round Kostanov played Penn State’s Russell Bader. It was a close match but Kostanov was unable to pull it out and lost 7-6, 6-4.

Jack Larsen had his best singles result of the fall season by posting a 2-1 record over the weekend.

Larsen won his first round match against Iowa’s Garret Dunn, 6-3, 6-4. In his second round he played Mathieu Fromont of Minnesota. Larsen won the first set in a tiebreaker and then closed the match out, 6-3, in the second set.

In the round of 16 Larsen played Michigan State’s Drew Lied. Both sets were close, but Lied was able to win each set with one break, 6-4, 7-5.

In the flight A doubles bracket, sophomores Fredrik Ask and Petr Satral put together a pair of wins to reach the semifinals.

They won the first their first round match against Iowa’s Bruche and Vasos, 8-5.

In the quarterfinals they played Josh MacTaggart and Stephen Vogl of Indiana. Ask and Satral were able to get a one break lead and close out the match, 8-6. Ask and Satral then lost to Michigan State’s Austin Brooks and Aaron Pfister in the semifinals, 9-8 (7-4).

Sophomores Alex Robles and Alexander Teppert put together the best record over the weekend for Wisconsin. The two competed together in the flight B doubles bracket and reached the finals by posting a 3-1 record.

In their first round they defeated Tom Mroziewicz and Mitch Beckert of Iowa, 8-6. The pair also won their quarterfinal match, 8-6, by defeating Eric Spector and Nikhil Jayashanker of Northwestern.

Robles and Teppert put together their best performance in the semifinals against Tobias Reitz and Alberto Zanotti of Northwestern. They defeated the Wildcats, 8-1. In the finals they played Iowa’s Jonas Dierckx and Matt Hagan of Iowa but lost, 9-8.

The strong results at the end of the fall season show the Badgers growth and development from their underclassmen over the fall season.



Wisconsin Final Results from Big Ten Singles/Doubles Championships

Singles Results

1st Round
Alexander Teppert (WIS) def. Nikhil Jayashankar (NW): 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
Fredrik Ask (WIS) def. Matt Hagan (IOWA): 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Tim Kopsinski (ILL) def. Petr Satral (WIS): 2-6, 7-6, 6-2
Raleigh Smith (NW) def. Austin Akers (WIS): 6-2, 6-0
Alexander Kostanov (WIS) def. Andres Estenssero (IOWA): 6-2, 6-1
Billy Bertha (WIS) def. Ryan Richmond (MSU): 6-2, 6-4
Bruno Abdelnour (ILL) def. Alex Robles (WIS): 7-6, 6-4
Jack Larsen (WIS) def. Garret Dunn (IOWA): 6-3, 6-4

2nd Round
Ross Guignon (ILL) def. Fredrik Ask (WIS): 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Josh MacTaggart (IU) def. Alexander Teppert (WIS): 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
Alexander Kostanov (WIS) def. Eric Spector (NW): 6-4, 7-6 (5)
Russell Bader (PSU) def. Billy Bertha (WIS): 6-2, 6-4
Jack Larsen (WIS) def. Mathieu Froment (MINN): 7-6, 6-3

Round of 16
Russell Bader (PSU) def. Alexander Kostanov (WIS): 7-6, 6-4
Drew Lied (MSU) def. Jack Larsen (WIS): 6-4, 7-5

Consolation
Leandro Toledo (MINN) def. Petr Satral (WIS): 7-5, 6-2
Mitch Beckert (IOWA) def. Austin Akers (WIS): 6-1, 4-6, 10-4
Alberto Zanotti (NW) def. Alex Robles (WIS): Advance by forfeit
Juan Pablo Ramirez (MINN) def. Alexander Teppert (WIS): 4-0, Retire
Eric Spector (NW) def. Billy Bertha (WIS) 6-4, Retire
Mathieu Froment (MINN) def. Fredrik Ask (WIS): Advance by forfeit


Flight A Doubles Results

Round of 16
Marc Bruche/Will Vasos (IOWA) def. Alexander Kostanov/Billy Bertha (WIS): 8-5
Fredrik Ask/Petr Satral (WIS) def. Michael Sicora/Eric Freuh (MINN): 9-7

Quarterfinals
Fredrik Ask/Petr Satral (WIS) def. Josh McTaggart/Stephen Vogl (IU): 8-6

Semifinals
Austin Brooks/Aaron Pfister (MSU) def. Fredrik Ask/Petr Satral (WIS): 9-8 (7-4)

Consolation
Alexander Kostanov/Billy Bertha (WIS) def. Evan Hawkins/Thomas Krozcek (PUR): 9-7
Dimitrije Tasic/Will Kendall (IU) def. Alexander Kostanov/Billy Bertha (WIS): Advance due to injury


Flight B Doubles Results

Round of 16
Alex Robles/Alexander Teppert (WIS) def. Tom Mroziewicz/Mitch Beckert (IOWA): 8-6
Eric Spector/Nikhil Jayashankar (NW) def. Jack Larsen/Austin Akers (WIS): 9-7

Quarterfinals
Alex Robles/Alexander Teppert (WIS) def. Will Davis/Ronnie Hulewicz (MSU): 8-6

Semifinals
Alex Robles/Alexander Teppert (WIS) def. Tobias Reitz/Alberto Zanotti (NW): 8-1

Finals
Jonas Dierckx/Matt Hagan (IOWA) def. Alex Robles/Alexander Teppert (WIS): 9-8

Consolation
Jack Larsen/Austin Akers (WIS) def. Mat Nelson/Ryan Richmond (MSU): 8-2
Jack Larsen/Austin Akers (WIS) def. Connor Gilmore/Andres Estenssoro (IOWA):
Jack Larsen/Austin Akers (WIS) def. Garret Dunn/Michael Swank (IOWA): 8-6

 

 

 

 

 

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