The University of Wisconsin mens tennis team wrapped up their final day of play in the Milwaukee Tennis Classic on Sunday. The Badgers looked to improve even more after their first-day woes as they took on Ball State in doubles play, and host Marquette in singles.
After finishing 3-4 against Ball State in singles matches on Saturday, the Badgers recorded just one doubles win on Sunday. The junior duo of Michael Dierberger and Luke Rassow-Kantor fell to Jose Pavia and Jorge Rodriguez in a tiebreaker 9-7, while freshman Varun Chari and senior Gian Hodgson were defeated 8-2 by Shaun Bussert and Zane Smith. Senior Michael Muskievicz and sophomore Peter Marrack teamed up again on Sunday and defeated Jose Perdomo and Andres Monroy 8-6. With their win, the pair was named the tournaments doubles rtunners-up.
In the afternoon, the Badgers took on host school Marquette in singles matches to close out their weekend of play. Each match went into a third set, as Wisconsin went just 1-6 on Sunday. Michael Koval recorded the only win for the Badgers, defeating Drake Kakar 10-6 in the final set. After losing his first set, Hodgson won his second set 6-2, but could not hold on as he fell to Trent Hagan in the third. Muskievicz also recorded a second set win of 6-2 to force a third set, but could not pull out the third as he was defeated by Stephen Shao. Rassow-Kantor won his first set 6-2, but lost his second and third sets to Dusan Medan. After winning his first set, Dierberger also lost his next two, as he fell to Niko Boulieris. Marrack recorded a 6-1 win in his first set with commanding play, but couldnt get it back as he fell to Mark Rutherford. Chari also showed strong play in the first, winning 6-2, but could not hold on as he was defeated by Juan-Martin Paredes.
The weekend ended on a positive note with the naming of the pair of Michael Muskievicz and Peter Marrak as the tournaments runners-up. The Badgers final records for the tournament were 4-17 in singles play and 4-5 in doubles play.