UW Men's Tennis Continues Play in Invite


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The Wisconsin mens tennis team continued play in the adidas Invitational in Atlanta, Saturday. The Badgers have one singles player left in the competition.

Junior Alex Kasarov advances to the semifinals in the consolation bracket after defeating Duke freshman Pete Rodriguez, who forfeit due to injury. Kasarov faces Northwestern sophomore Chuck Perrin, Sunday at 7 a.m.

UWs David Hippee was knocked out of the quarterfinals of the consolation bracket after dropping out off competition due to an injury. Hippee went 4-2, 4-5 with Arizona States Robert McBride before withdrawing.

Alex Kasarov and Hippee, UWs top doubles pair, withdrew from the doubles competition as a result of Hippees injury. The team advanced to the quarterfinals Friday.

Badgers Mike Goodman and Mark Wienig advanced to the third round in consolation with byes before falling in competition. Goodman dropped to Texas Christians Daniel Scholten 2-6, 1-6 and Wienig fell to Notre Dames Barry King, 2-6, 1-6.

Wisconsin freshmen Lachezar Kasarov and Pete Amundson fell in the second round of consolation. Kasarov dropped 4-6, 7-6, 4-6 to John Thorton of Tennessee, while Amundson lost to Nick Hegarty of Arizona State 1-6, 2-6.

UW doubles team Pete Amundson and Mark Wienig advanced to the semifinals after Tennessees Rawl Martin and John Thorton withdrew from competition due to injury. Jonathan Howard and Mark Kennedy of Louisville edged out the Badger team, 5-8 for a spot in the consolation finals.

Other Badger pairs Alex Conti and Scott Green, and Lachezar Kasarov and Mike Goodman fell in the quarterfinals of consolation competition. Conti and Green fell to Jeremy Clark and Matt Mayer of Louisville 5-8, while Kasarov and Goodman dropped to Damar Johnson and Octavian Nicodim, also of Louisiville, 2-8.

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