The UW mens tennis team wrapped up play at the three-day Wisconsin Invitational Sunday at Nielsen Tennis Stadium. The Badgers competed in both singles and doubles competition against Northern Illinois, winning two of the three doubles matches but just two of seven singles matches.
Ward Bortz (Brookfield, Wis./Milwaukee Marquette) won both of the matches he competed in. The sophomore posted a 6-3, 7-6 win over NIUs Aaron Forsberg at No. 4 singles and teamed with Jordan Raemisch to post an 8-6 win at No. 2 doubles over the team of Forsberg and Willy Gali.
Freshman Pete Amundson (Madison, Wis./La Follette) was a double-winner as well. He picked up a 6-3, 6-3 victory at No. 7 singles over Ryan Schusck and paired with Mark Weinig for a 9-8 (3) win at No. 3 doubles over the team of Jack Komar and Stephen Guntly.
The Badgers suffered three tough defeats in singles competition as Scott Green (No. 1), Raemisch (No. 5) and Lachezar Kasarov (No. 6) each split the two sets with their opponents but ended up fall in the tiebreaker.
Wisconsin returns to action during its fall season from Oct. 24-26 when it travels to East Lansing, Mich., to compete in the ITA Regional.