The University of Wisconsin mens tennis team took just two singles matches in its 5-2 loss to No. 67 Miami Wednesday evening at Neil Schiff Tennis Center.
The contest, which was delayed an hour due to rain, gave the Badgers (5-8) their seventh straight loss against the Hurricanes (9-6), the second of three Spring Break opponents.
Miami is a good team, and we only played so-so against them, head coach Pat Klingelhoets said. Our doubles could have fared better, but overall I was happy with our effort.
Freshmen Brian Ko (Teaneck, N.J.) and Felipe Bellido (Lima, Peru) were the lone winners for UW, which was swept in doubles. Ko defeated Luis Manrique 6-4, 6-2 at No. 5, while Bellido knocked off John Hoyes 6-4, 7-5 at No. 4
Unfortunately for Wisconsin, Ko and Bellidos triumphs came after Miami had already clinched the match with victories at Nos. 2, 3 and 1 singles.
Mark Weinig (Aurora, Colo.) nearly beat Vivek Subramanian at the six spot to close out the contest, as the former took the first set 7-6 (6) and the latter claimed the second set 7-5. However, Subramanian held the 10-4 edge in the match tiebreaker.
Were starting to get comfortable playing outdoors, and were getting closer to solidifying our lineup, Klingelhoets said. Im pleased with the teams progress, and we look forward to our final match on Friday.
The Badgers will play one more game on their Spring Break trip, taking on Florida Atlantic at 2 p.m. CT Friday at the University of Miami.