The Badgers traveled to South Bend, Ind., as they began play in the Tom Fallon Invitational on Friday. Participating in the tournament are sophomore Peter Marrack, junior Luke Rassow-Kantor, and senior Michael Muskievicz, and they will each be competing in singles and doubles play.
The three players started the morning off in singles play against Ball State on a high note as each won their match. Muskievicz opened the tournament strong, defeating Jorge Rodriguez in straight sets 6-4, 6-3. After winning his first set, Rassow-Kantor kept up his game and won the second set in a tiebreaker 6-2, 7-6. Marrack also won in straight sets, as he defeated Shaun Bussert 6-3, 7-6. In the afternoon, the Badgers took on Harvard. Muskievicz continued his dominating play, as he defeated Alistair Fenton 6-3, 6-4. Marrack ran into problems against Sasha Ermakov, and was defeated in straight sets 6-3, 6-4. After losing his first set, Rassow-Kantor won the second to force a third set, but could not pull out the victory as he fell to Davis Mangham 6-2, 3-6, 1-0.
The Badgers also took on Michigan State in the afternoon in doubles play. Marrack teamed up with Notre Dames Takashi Yoshii to take on Austin Brooks and John Stratton. Despite the two playing well together, they could not claim a victory as were defeated 9-8. The team of Muskievicz and Rassow-Kantor struggled, as they fell to John Alare and Alex Forger 8-4.
Badger play in the ITA All-Americans was wrapped up Thursday, as Moritz Baumann fell in straight sets to Boise States Clancy Shields in the opening round of the main draw 6-4, 6-3.
Play in the Tom Fallon Invitational continues Saturday, as the Badgers will again be competing in doubles and singles. Check back to UWBadgers.com throughout the weekend for more updates.