Oct. 21, 2012
MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin ends its time at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regionals after a successful weekend, including four Badgers advancing to the second round of play in East Lansing, Mich.
After a successful run in the qualifying round on Thursday and Friday, freshman Oskar Wikberg defeated No. 9 seeded Alex Petrone of Michigan, 6-4, 7-5 in the opening round of singles play.
Petr Satral and Billy Bertha also joined Wikberg in the second round of play at the tournament. Satral impressed with a 6-4, 7-5 defeat of Michigan State player John Patrick Mullane while Bertha continued his successful fall season with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Cameron Tehrani of Marquette University.
The dominant doubles pairing of Bertha and Satral followed up their Milwaukee Tennis Classic title with an 8-5 first round win at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional over Notre Dame's Fredericka and Barnard.
Wisconsin continued with strong play, but could not bring its success into the second round, as all four Badgers were unable to advance.
The Badgers continue their fall season, Oct. 26-28, at the Wildcat Invite in Evanston, Ill., before hosting the Big Ten Indoor Tennis Tournament, Nov. 2-5, in Madison, Wis.
Wisconsin USTA/ITA Midwest Regional Results
1st Round - Singles Qualifying Draw
Sebastian Hagn (Youngstown St.) def. Jakhongir Jalalov (Wisconsin): 6-4, 6-3
Oskar Wikberg (Wisconsin) def. Jovan Zeljkovic (Northern Illinois): 7-5, 4-6, 6-2
2nd Round - Singles Qualifying Draw
Oskar Wikberg (Wisconsin) def. Francisco Stuardo (Toledo): 2-6, 6-4, 6-0
3rd Round- Singles Qualifying Draw
Oskar Wikberg (Wisconsin) def. Adam Reinhart (DePaul): 6-0, 6-0
1st Round - Singles Main Draw
Levsink (DePaul) def. Alex Kostanov (Wisconsin): 6-4, 6-4
#3 Greg Andrews (Notre Dame) def. Alex Robles (Wisconsin): 6-1, 6-4
Billy Bertha (Wisconsin) def. Cameron Tehrani (Marquette): 6-3, 6-4
Oskar Wikberg (Wisconsin) def. #9 Alex Petrone (Michigan): 6-4, 7-5
Petr Satral (Wisconsin) def. John Patrick Mulane (Michigan State): 6-4, 7-5
2nd Round - Singles Main Draw
Michael Tenzer (Wisconsin GB) def. Billy Bertha (Wisconsin): 6-3, 6-2
Ross Guigmon (Illinois) def. Oskar Wikberg (Wisconsin): 6-4, 5-7, 6-4
#2 Peter Kobelt (Ohio State) def. Petr Satral (Wisconsin): 6-2, ,6-2
1st Round - Doubles Main Draw
#10 Billy Bertha / Alex Robles (Wisconsin) def. Michael Fredricka / Dougie Bernard (Notre Dame): 8-5
Spencer Newman / Alex Buzzi (Michigan) def. Oskar Wikberg / Petr Satral (Wisconsin): 8-4
2nd Round - Doubles Main Draw
Jared Hiltzik / Alex Jesse (Illinois) def. #10 Billy Bertha / Alex Robles (Wisconsin): 8-5