The University of Wisconsin men's tennis team defeated DePaul today at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium, giving UW their second victory of the season. The Badgers swept the doubles and split the six singles matches to extend their winning streak against the Blue Demons to five.
In doubles play, juniors Mark Weinig (Aurora, Colo.) and Jordan Raemisch (Middleton, Wis.) remained undefeated this spring as they cruised by Eric Huffman and Robert Kotoczo, 8-4. Earning the point for Wisconsin was the freshman tandem of Jeremy Sonkin (Wheaton, Ill.) and Elliott Bisnow (Washington, D.C.), who defeated Gabe Inchauste and George Wang, 8-6. Brothers Alex and Lachezar Kasarov (Burgas, Bulgaria) beat the senior duo of Sam Davidson and Mark Henderson , 9-7, to complete the sweep for UW.
The momentum for the Kasarov brothers carried over from doubles play, as both Alex and Lachezar were victorious in singles. No. 4 Lachezar finished first for the Badgers, as he rolled over Sam Davidson, 6-1, 6-3. Alex overwhelmed the Blue Demons Mark Henderson, 6-4, 6-1, putting Wisconsin up 3-0.
The Badgers then dropped matches at Nos. 3, 6, and 5, to set up No. 2 Sonkin and Kotoczo as the deciding match. The freshman prevailed over the senior, 7-6 (3), 7-5, giving Wisconsin its second victory of the spring.
We felt that if there was anybody we wanted out there to clinch the match that Jeremy would probably be the guy, said head coach Pat Klingelhoets. "He did a great job of gutting it out in the end and we are very proud of him. He is going to be awfully good for us.
Wisconsin is off this weekend but heads on the road to Northwestern, Feb. 12 and Ball State Feb. 13th.