Badger grapplers split on first day of road trip
The wrestling team started off its long weekend with a win over Drexel and a loss to Penn Friday in Philadelphia.
Against Drexel, the Badgers won 23-12, earning a major win from Tyler Turner (157 pounds), whose victory came after the Badgers' first three competitors lost to Dragon wrestlers. Other winners include: Chad Steldt (165), Adam Turner (174), Ryan Flaherty (184), Jareck Horton (heavyweight) and Colin Cudd (125).
Wisconsin's fortunes turned against Penn, as the Badgers fell 19-15 after a 15-3 lead. Of the Badgers, Steldt, Ed Gutnick (133), Cole Wunnicke (149) and Tyler Turner (157) had decision wins.
The Badgers take on Princeton and Hofstra Saturday.
Women's tennis lands three in polls
Senior Shana McElroy and juniors Katie McGaffigan and Lindsay Martin are ranked in the fall ITA Regional Rankings, according to its latest release Thursday.
McElroy is ranked No. 14 in singles while McGaffigan steps in at No. 18. McGaffigan is also ranked with doubles partner Martin at No. 13.
Head coach Patti Henderson was asked to be an advisory member of the first USTA/Midwest Selection Coaching Commission. This committee will focus on development in 8-13-year-olds, discussing schedules, identifying talent, player development and coaching education programs.
In the Riviera/ITA All-American Tournament earlier in the season, McElroy advanced to the qualifier round where she was defeated in her first match, while McGaffigan lost in the pre-qualifying rounds.