The Wisconsin men's tennis team (3-6, 0-3 Big Ten) lost 5-2 to No. 39 Michigan (7-2, 2-0 Big Ten) on Sunday afternoon at the Varsity Tennis Center in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Wolverines dominated the Badgers for the doubles point and carried that momentum in the singles contests to claim four of them.
The UM duo of Brian Hung and Matko Maravic downed Wisconsins Alex and Lachezar Kasarov (Bourgas, Bulgaria), 8-3 at the No. 1 spot to start the doubles competition.
The Wolverines claimed the team point with a win at No. 3. The team of Vinny Gossain and David Anving bested freshmen Jeremy Sonkin (Wheaton, Ill.) and Elliott Bisnow (Washington D.C.), 8-2.
Also falling today was the junior pair of Mark Weinig (Aurora, Colo.) and Jordan Raemisch (Middleton, Wis.) to Josef Fischer and Ryan Heller, 8-5 at the No. 2 slot.
In singles action, No. 2 Sonkin fired back as he took down Maravic, 6-4, 6-3, tying the match at 1-1. Michigan gained the lead back quickly though as they went up 3-1 after Brian Ko (Teaneck, N.J.) lost to Fischer, 6-3, 6-4 and No. 100 Michael Rubin got the best A. Kasarov, 6-3, 6-4, at the top spot.
The Wolverines clinched the contest when Heller defeated L. Kasarov at No. 3, 6-4, 7-6(5). UM added to its lead with a 6-3, 7-5 win from Steve Peretz over Bisnow at the No. 4 spot.
Freshman Felipe Bellido (Lima, Peru) closed the match on a high-note for UW with a win at the No. 5 spot, 1-6, 6-2, 6-3, against Michigans Anvig.
Wisconsin returns to action on Saturday, March 5 when they travel to Iowa City, Iowa to take on the Hawkeyes. The match is scheduled to being at noon.