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Badgers begin competition at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regionals

ON WISCONSIN <b> Wisconsin begins competition Thursday at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regionals. </b>
Wisconsin begins competition Thursday at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regionals.

Oct. 18, 2012

MADISON, Wis. - The Badgers continue their fall season at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional, Oct. 18-21, in East Lansing, Mich., with six players competing in the tournament.

The USTA/ITA Midwest Regional features players from 21 Division 1 Midwest schools competing in both singles and doubles play. The top finishers in the tournament will continue on to Flushing, N.Y., for the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, Nov. 8-1, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Court.

Jakhongir Jalalov and Oskar Wikberg kick off play in the qualifying draw of the tournament Thursday morning hoping to earn a spot in the 64-man main draw beginning Friday afternoon.

Alex Kostanov, Alex Robles, Billy Bertha and Petr Satral have already earned a place in the main draw and will participate in both singles and doubles play.

This weekend marks the second time out on the court for the Badgers this fall. At the Milwaukee Tennis Classic in September, the team had a great first outing finishing 20-8 overall. Even more impressive was the doubles title won by Billy Bertha and Alex Robles at the event, marking the third-straight year Bertha has claimed the title.

Wisconsin hopes to continue its strong start to the season this weekend in East Lansing, Mich. Results will be available at www.msuspartans.com along with twitter updates from @BadgerMTennis throughout the weekend.

Wisconsin Qualifying Draw Opening Round Matches
#3 Jakhongir Jalalov vs. Sebastian Hagn - Youngstown St.
Oskar Wikberg vs. Jovan Zeljkovic - Northern Illinois

Wisconsin Singles Main Draw Opening Round Matches
Alex Kostanov vs. Qualifier #1
Alex Robles vs. #3 Greg Andrews - Notre Dame
Billy Bertha vs. Qualifier #3
Petr Satral vs. John Patrick Mullane - Michigan St.

Wisconsin Doubles Main Draw Opening Matches
#10 Bertha/Robles vs. Sauaglio/Oakes  - Valparaiso
Kostanov/Jalalov vs. Collins/Tehrani - Marquette
Wikberg/Satral vs. VanMeter/Marks - Cleveland St.

Participating Schools
Chicago State
Cleveland State
Illinois State
Illinois Chicago
Michigan State
Northern Illinois
Notre Dame
Ohio State
Western Michigan
Green Bay


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