The Badger mens tennis team took down Iowa Saturday, 4-3, marking their second Big Ten Conference victory of the season. Wisconsin improved its record to 7-9 overall and 2-3 in the Big Ten. The Hawkeyes dropped to 3-13 on the season and 0-7 in conference competition.
The UW squad captured the doubles point by sweeping the first phase of the match. Wisconsins top pair, 33rd-ranked junior Alex Kasarov and senior co-captain David Hippee, brought down Iowas Sebastian Delgado and Chaitu Malempati, 8-5, while senior co-captain Scott Green and freshman Pete Amundson soundly defeated Walter Valarezo and Jonny Hoak, 8-2 at the No. 2 spot.
Also winning in doubles, sophomores Ward Bortz and Mark Weinig downed Aaron Schaechterle and Matis Jasicek, 8-5 at No. 3.
In singles action No. 1 seeded Kasarov defeated Delgado in straight sets, 6-0, 6-3, with Weinig, at the No. 5 position, taking down Schaechterle 7-5, 6-4.
Amundson clinched the match for the Wisconsin, as he captured his first singles victory as a Badger. The freshman defeated Matis Jasicek in the tiebreaker, 6-3, 6-7(5), 7-6(2).
UW fell in singles at the No. 2, 3 and 4 spots.
The Badgers continue competition this weekend as they head to Minneapolis to face No. 31 Minnesota. Sundays match begins at 11 a.m.