The Wisconsin mens tennis bounced back from two consecutive dual losses Saturday, as it defeated Indiana State at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium, 6-1. The Badgers improved their record to 3-3 on the season, as the Sycamores fell to 1-2.
UW took singles victories in five of the six matches. At the No. 1 spot, junior Alex Kasarov defeated Andrey Kumantsov, 6-7, 6-3, 11-9, and senior co-captain David Hippee handled R. J. Nagel, 6-1, 6-1, in the second slot.
Also registering points for the Badgers, senior co-captain Scott Green took down Boyd Michau, 6-3, 6-4, while sophomore Ward Bortz defeated Dewald Linde, 6-3, 6-3. Frosh Lachezar Kasarov also contributed beating Aaron Phillips, 6-4, 7-6.
Wisconsin captured the doubles point, sweeping all three matches. Top pair, eighth-ranked Alex Kasarov and David Hippee defeated ISUs Ivan DArgence Arceo and Aaron Phillips, 8-3. Alex Conti and Scott Green joined forces to bring down R.J. Nagel and Dewald Linde, 8-5, while Ward Bortz and Lachezar Kasarov beat Andrey Kumantsov and Boyd Michau by the same score.
The Badgers return to action next weekend as they face their first Big Ten Conference opponent of the season. No. 37 Northwestern comes to the Nielsen Tennis Stadium Sunday, Feb. 28. The match begins at noon and is free and open to the public.