The No. 31-ranked Wisconsin mens tennis team improved to 3-0 as they swept UW-Whitewater 7-0 Sunday morning at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium.
Play opened with the Badgers taking each of the doubles matches. At the No. 1 position, junior Moritz Baumann teamed up with his fall partner sophomore Marek Michalicka in Michalickas first match of the spring season. The pair defeated Alex Lowe and Kelvin Caiati in a strong 8-1 win.
Wisconsin clinched the doubles point to take a 1-0 lead when the team of junior Michael Muskievicz and sophomore Luke Rassow-Kantor defeated Erich Palecek and Danny Glinert 8-4. Muskievicz and Rassow-Kantor are now 3-0 together in doubles.
At the No. 3 position, the Badger duo freshman Michael Koval and sophomore Peter Marrack defeated Tim Moller and William Krieger in a tight match. Koval and Marrack kept the match close until finally pulling away with an 8-5 victory.
The Badger lead increased to 2-0 as No. 36-ranked Michalicka defeated Glinert for his first singles win of the spring season. Playing at the No. 2 Position, Michalicka proved his national ranking to be legitimate as he cruised to a 6-1, 6-0 victory.
Next to finish was No. 117-ranked Baumann playing in the No. 1 spot. Baumann defeated Lowe in dominating fashion as he won in straight sets 6-0, 6-3 for his third singles win at the No. 1 position this weekend.
The Wisconsin lead was up to 3-0 when Muskievicz defeated Caiati to move to 2-1 on the season. Muskievicz carried his strong play over from the doubles matches as he won 6-3, 6-4.
Next to finish was Marrack, who beat Moller to stay undefeated in both singles and doubles so far this season. Playing at the No. 4 position, Marrack won in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3 to put the Badgers up 5-0.
Wisconsins lead increased to 6-0 after Rassow-Kantor recorded a win in straight sets. Rassow-Kantor kept up his hard play and defeated Mike Harmatys 6-3, 6-5 at the No. 3 spot. This win moves Rassow-Kantor to 3-0 so far this spring.
The Badges completed the sweep with a win from Koval who defeated Alex Mory in straight sets. Playing at the No. 6 position, Koval won 6-1, 6-4 to give Wisconsin its 7-0 sweep over the Warhawks.
Wisconsin will complete its four-match homestand Saturday afternoon as they host Northern Illinois University. Check back to UWBadgers.com for those results.