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No. 31 Minnesota Sweeps Badgers, 7-0



The Wisconsin mens tennis team suffered a 7-0 loss to No. 31 Minnesota on Sunday. The Badgers dropped their record to 7-10 on the season and 2-4 in the Big Ten Conference. The Gophers improved to 11-7 overall and 6-1 in conference play.

The Badgers fell in all six singles matches, were unable to capture the doubles point for only the third time this dual season.

Wisco captured its lone match victory at No. 1 doubles. The 33rd-ranked duo, junior Alex Kasarov and senior co-captain David Hippee defeated Minnesotas Chris Wettengel and Andres Osorio, 8-4.

Wisconsin struggled at No. 2 and 3 doubles. Senior co-captain Scott Green and freshman Pete Amundson dropped to Clay Estes and Aleksey Zharinov, 8-3, while sophomores Ward Bortz and Mark Weinig fell to Duscan Tabak and Sion Wilkins in a 8-5 decision.

UW failed to take home a singles victory. Coming the closest for the Badgers, Kasarov dropped in the tiebreaker to 56th-ranked Wettengel, 4-6, 6-1, (10-5).

The squad returns to the court next weekend, as it travels to No. 56 Penn State and No. 19 Ohio State. Facing the Nittany Lions (11-6 overall, 2-3 Big Ten) on Saturday and the Buckeyes (15-2, 5-0) on Sunday, both matches are set to begin at 12 p.m. CST.

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