The No. 45 UW mens tennis team picked up a win against Iowa on Saturday afternoon in Iowa City, Iowa, sweeping the Hawkeyes, 7-0.
The win pushed Wisconsin back to .500 in the Big Ten, as the Badgers now stand at 4-4 in conference and 12-9 overall. Iowa dropped to 0-7 in the Big Ten and 7-10 overall.
Though the 7-0 score might indicate otherwise, Saturdays match was no walk in the park for UW, as 5 of the six singles matches went to three sets.
Moritz Baumanns (Inzlingen, Germany) win over Bart van Monsjou was Wisconsin only straight-set victory. The freshman defeated van Monsjou, 6-1, 6-2, at No. 1 singles.
At No. 2, Nolan Polley (Lexington, Ky.) was able to shake off a loss in the first set to come back and nab a 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 win over J.P. Ritchie.
Jeremy Sonkin (Wheaton, Ill.) picked up a tough win at the No. 3 slot. After beating Christian Bierich, 6-4, in the first set, Bierich bounced back to win the second set, 7-6. Sonkin, however, would control the deciding third set to the tune of 6-1 win.
In the bottom half of the lineup, Lachezar Kasarov beat Reinoud Haal, 6-4, 7-6, 6-4, at No. 4, Felipe Bellido defeated Tommy McGeorge, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, at No. 5, and Michael Dierberger took No. 6 with a 6-7, 6-2, 6-1 win over Patrick Dwyer.
Prior to singles play, UW was able to take two of the three doubles matches to receive the matchs opening point.
The Badgers will not have too much time to celebrate their win, as they now travel to Minneapolis for their noon matchup against the No. 36 Golden Gophers.