Three Wisconsin mens tennis players competed in the 29th annual Milwaukee Classic today at the Helfaer Tennis Stadium in Milwaukee. Brian Ko (Teaneck, N.J.), and Steve Guntly (Genoa City, Wis.) both advanced to the second round of the consolation bracket and will compete tomorrow starting at 8:30 a.m.
All three Badgers were unable to get through the first round of the main draw today. Junior Mark Weinig (Aurora, Colo.) battled with Nebraskas Gerhard Posch to three sets but fell, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2.
Ko lost to Patrick Tompson of Ball State, 6-3, 6-4, while Guntly was defeated by Marquettes Troy Delmege, 6-3, 6-3.
In the consolation bracket, both Ko and Guntly took down players from Northern Illinois in the first round. Guntly dropped Erick Martinez in two sets, 6-4, 6-0, while Ko beat Adam Ford, 6-4, 6-0.
The Huskies won a match as Mark Tate defeated Weinig, 6-1, 6-1.
Everybody played at least one good match today, so I was pleased with that, head coach Pat Klingelhoets said. Two of our players still have matches to play tomorrow and that gives them a chance to pick up some more wins.
The Classic is hosted by the Milwaukee Tennis and Education Foundation and has earned the reputation of being the largest individual collegiate tournament in the United States. It started in 1975 and has hosted over 3,000 collegiate tennis players in its 28 years of competition.