Wisconsin freshman Jeremy Sonkin (Wheaton, Ill.) won two matches today, earning him a spot in tomorrows quarterfinals of the second round consolation bracket at the 2004 Big Ten Men's Singles Championship in Madison. Sonkin defeated Brian Lipinski, of Minnesota 6-3, 6-1 and then battled to win in three sets, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 against Ryan Berger of Penn State.
Freshman Elliot Bisnow (Washington, D.C.) also competed in the second round consolation bracket today. Bisnow won by default in the round of 16, but then lost to James Dwyer of Penn State, 6-7, 6-3, 7-5 in the quarterfinals.
Brian Ko was the sole Badger remaining in the main draw. He faced Malcom Scatliffe of Penn State in the round of 16, but lost 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.
UW had four players in the round of 16 for the first round consolation, with Lachezar and Alex Kasarov winning their matches. Lachezar beat Chi Pham of Minnesota, 6-4, 6-2, while Alex won, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 against Filip Koziell of Purdue. The brothers then moved on to the quarterfinals but were unable to advance. Alex fell to John Stone of Indiana, 7-6 (4), 6-3 and Lachezar to Steve Peretz of Michigan, 6-3, 6-4.
Stone and Peretz knocked out two other Badgers earlier in the day with Felipe Bellido (Lima, Peru) losing in three sets to Stone, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 and Mark Weinig (Aurora, Colo.) falling to Peretz , 6-3, 6-1.
Sonkin continues play tomorrow in the second round consolation semifinals beginning at 9 a.m. Check uwbadgers.com for the latest updates and scores.