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This Week in Women's Tennis

2011 Schedule
Sept. 16-18 at Gopher Invitational Results
Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at Wildcat Invitational Results
Oct. 20-25 at ITA Midwest Regional Results
Nov. 4-6 at Green and White Invitational Results
Jan. 21 UIC W, 5-2

W, 7-0

Jan. 22 MILWAUKEE W, 7-0
Feb. 10 DEPAUL L, 5-2
Feb. 12 N.C. STATE W, 6-1
Feb. 18 at BYU W, 4-3
Feb. 19 at Utah L, 7-0
Feb. 26 at Marquette W, 4-3
March 4 MINNESOTA* L, 5-2
March 10 at Old Dominion W, 6-1
March 11 at William & Mary

L, 4-3


W, 7-0

March 24 at Michigan* L, 7-0
March 25 at Michigan State* W, 6-1
March 30 ILLINOIS* L, 7-0
April 1 NORTHWESTERN* L, 6-1
April 6 at Ohio State* L, 4-3
April 8 at Penn State* L, 4-3
April 13 PURDUE* L, 5-2
April 15 INDIANA* W, 5-2
April 20 at Iowa* W, 5-2
April 22 NEBRASKA* L, 6-1
April 26 Indiana at Big Ten Tournament

L, 4-0

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2011 Roster
Caroline Bauer 5-4 SO
Hannah Berner 5-7 JR
Angela Chupa 5-7 SR
Lauren Gruber 5-4 SR
Sarah Loebel 5-7 FR
Aleksandra Markovic 5-8 SR
Nova Patel 5-5 FR
Nicky Stracar 5-8 SO
Alaina Trgovich 5-10 RS SR
Complete Roster


Badgers make strides in 2011-12 campaign

2011-12 Season in Review
The Wisconsin women's tennis team wrapped up its 2011-2012 campaign in the opening round of the 2012 Big Ten Women’s Tennis Tournament in Columbus, Ohio. The Badgers finished the season at .500 with a 12-12 overall record. The 12 wins are the second most under fifth-year head coach Brian Fleishman.

Last time out: Big Ten Tournament
UW suffered an opening round, 4-0, shutout loss at the hands of No. 53 Indiana at the Big Ten tournament. The Hoosiers got off to a hot start, taking the first two doubles matches to clinch the opening point. Moving into singles play, Wisconsin was unable to swing the momentum in its favor as Indiana claimed the first three singles matches to finish the sweep and advance to the quarterfinals.

B1G play
Wisconsin finished the Big Ten season ahead of Iowa and Michigan State with a conference record of 3-8. In a tough conference season, eight of the 11 conference teams UW faced were ranked nationally at the time of competition.

In league play, UW earned wins over Michigan State, then-No. 47 Indiana and Iowa. Two of the three conference wins were on the road, defeating Michigan State, 6-1, in a March 25 matchup and Iowa, 5-2, on April 20. The Badgers also topped nationally-ranked Indiana, 5-2, in Madison on April 15.

Big Ten honorees
Senior Alaina Trgovich was recognized as a second-team All-Big Ten honoree. The senior entered the 2012 Big Ten Women's Tennis Tournament with a 12-10 singles record, with four of those wins coming from the No. 1 spot. The Munster, Ind., native earned her first career victory over a ranked opponent after knocking off then-No. 65 Leslie Hureau of Indiana at the top spot on April 15. Trgovich also posted a team-best 14-10 doubles mark.

Trgovich's award marks the second-straight year Wisconsin received second-team All-Big Ten honors after Jenny Hois was named an honoree last season.

The Big Ten also recognized 12 student-athletes for their sportsmanship and ethical behavior, in addition to good academic standing, with the Sportsmanship Award. Sophomore Nicky Stracar won the award for UW. The Jericho, N.Y., native finished the regular season with a 9-8 doubles record, while going 6-11 in singles.

Around the Big Ten
The Purdue Boilermakers defeated Michigan, 4-3, in the Big Ten tournament championship to capture their first title in program history. For the first time in 14 years, Northwestern did not take home the title.

Michigan and Northwestern each earned a share of the Big Ten regular season title after posting 10-1 marks in conference play. Illinois and Nebraska tied for second with 9-2 records. At 6-5, Purdue was the only other team to finish above .500. Indiana, Ohio State and Penn State each went 4-7. Wisconsin compiled a 3-8 record, while Iowa finished 2-9. Michigan State went winless in Big Ten action, going 0-11.

Team awards
In addition to being named a second-team All-Big Ten honoree, senior Alaina Trgovich led the honorees as the team’s Most Valuable Player. After starting the season at No. 4 singles, Trgovich worked all the way up to the No. 1 spot, where she competed throughout the entire Big Ten season. Her most impressive win of the season came on April 15 when she earned her first career victory over a ranked opponent by knocking off then-No. 65 Leslie Hureau of Indiana.

Head coach Brian Fleishman presented senior Lauren Gruber with the team’s Grinder Award, noting Gruber’s dedication and admirable work ethic.

Sophomore Caroline Bauer received the team’s Lifter of the Year award. Strength coach Mike Boykin commented on Bauer’s hard-work and dedication in the weight room. According to Boykin, the sophomore showed up to her 6:15 a.m. workouts eager and ready to work.

Senior send-off
Wisconsin loses four to graduation heading into the 2012-13 season. Angela Chupa, Lauren Gruber, Aleksandra Markovic and Alaina Trgovich represent the Badgers’ 2012 senior class. Combined, the four seniors recorded 350 career wins at UW.

Leader in Berner
At the team awards banquet, Fleishman named junior Hannah Berner team captain of next year’s 2012-13 squad. Berner finished the season on a three-match winning-streak and will lead the team as the lone senior.

Freshmen lead the way
Wisconsin’s two freshmen combined to record 36 wins this spring. Sarah Loebel posted a team-best 13 singles victories. Nine of the freshman’s wins came from court four, including a four-match win-streak from April 8-20.

In limited doubles, action the Hamburg, Germany, native went 3-4. In her most impressive doubles match of the season, Loebel and her partner senior Angela Chupa, rallied from a 4-0 deficit against Indiana to clinch the doubles point in UW’s April 15 upset over the Hoosiers.

Meanwhile, Nova Patel went 12-8 in singles play and 8-9 in doubles in her freshman campaign. In Wisconsin’s road trip to Penn State and Ohio State, the native of India went a perfect 4-0 in both singles and doubles play. Additionally, the freshman opened the season, with five straight singles wins before putting together another three-match win streak in April.

Doubles point
The Badgers went 12-2 in matches when they won the doubles point. Wisconsin went 40-31 in doubles action this season.

In the rankings
UW appeared in the ITA Rankings four times this season, most recently on March 13. In those rankings, the Badgers claimed the last spot in the polls with an appearance at No. 75.

Wisconsin’s season high ranking was No. 61, which came during the week of Feb. 28.

Sophomore Nicky Stracar was ranked No. 13 in the Midwest Region, according to the ITA. The Badger sophomore was one of 20 singles players recognized in the region.

Home sweet home
The Badgers were 7-6 this season at home. Both of Wisconsin’s victories over ranked opponents came on their home court. UW captured its first win over a ranked opponent on Feb. 12 after knocking off then-No. 37 NC State, 6-1. The Badgers also recorded a 5-2 victory over then-No. 47 Indiana on April 15.

Impressive wins
The Feb. 12 win over then-No. 37 NC State marked UW’s first ranked win since April 1, 2011, when the team knocked off then-No. 60 Michigan State, 6-1. The victory also represented head coach Brian Fleishman’s first win over the Wolfpack in his five seasons at the helm. In 2011, NC State shut the Badgers out, 7-0.

The win against the 47th-ranked Hoosiers represented Wisconsin’s first win over Indiana since the 2003 season and first in Madison since at least 2000.

Also in their first road test of the season, the Badgers captured their first win over the BYU Cougars since the 2002 season with a 4-3 victory in Provo, Utah, on Feb. 18.

Fall season in review
In four tournament appearances this fall, the team compiled a singles record of 41-33 and a 22-15 mark in doubles action.

The Badgers wrapped up the fall season by dominating the playing field at the Green and White Invitational, Nov. 4-6, in East Lansing, Mich. At the Invitational, UW recorded 18 victories while suffering just three defeats. Wisconsin went 10-2 in singles and 8-1 in doubles action.

In singles, Nicky Stracar and Caroline Bauer led the Badgers with unblemished 3-0 performances en route to capturing flight championships. The duos of Stracar and Alaina Trgovich and Aleksandra Markovic and Angela Chupa were also perfect and earned flight championships for their efforts.

At the ITA Midwest Regional, Oct. 20-23, Stracar earned the No. 8 seed and did not disappoint. The sophomore advanced to the third round of the main draw, before falling to the three-seed.

Wisconsin also sent three to compete at the alternate regional hosted by Northern Illinois in Rockford, Ill., Oct. 21-23. In Rockford, Sarah Loebel and Bauer posted perfect 3-0 singles performances and captured flight championships.


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