The Badger mens tennis team fell to Notre Dame, 5-2, on Sunday at the Eck Tennis Pavilion in Notre Dame, Ind. Wisconsin dropped to 2-3 on the season, while the Irish improved to 5-2.
UW took home one point in singles competition as junior Alex Kasarov upset #68 Matthew Scott 6-7 (1-7), 6-4, 1-0 (10-5) at the No. 1 spot.
Notre Dame took the remaining singles matches as Badger senior co-captain David Hippee fell to Luis Haddock 6-3, 6-1, and Alex Conti lost to Stephan Bass 6-3, 6-2, at the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds.
The Fighting Irishs Brent DAmico defeated senior co-captain Scott Green 6-4, 6-4, while Barry King took down UW sophomore Ward Bortz 3-6, 6-3, 6-1. Eric Langenkamp defeated Wisconsin frosh Lachezar Kasarov 6-0, 6-2.
UW took the doubles point with eight-ranked duo Alex Kasarov and Hippee leading the way at the No. 1 slot. The pair defeated Notre Dames DAmico and Ryan Keckley 9-8 (7-4). At the three spot, Bortz and Lachezar Kasarov clinched the doubles point for the Badgers, taking down Paul Hidaka and Langenkamp 9-8 (7-4).
In other doubles competition, Green and Conti dropped to Luis Haddock and Scott 8-1 in the No. 2 spot.
The Badgers return home this weekend, as they face Indiana State on Saturday. The match begins at 1 p.m. at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium.