Badgers in 14th after second day
The women's swim team is in 14th after the second day of the NCAA Championships in College Station, Texas. With 90 points the Badgers are just six behind Penn State for ninth place, though. Auburn leads all schools with 399 points.
Senior Bethany Pendleton excelled Friday, finishing fourth in the 400 meter individual medley in 4:36.40, the highest-place Wisconsin finish in the meet so far. Junior Carly Piper finished seventh in the 200 freestyle in 1:58.57, while sophomore Amalia Sarnecki took 13th in the 100 breaststroke in 1:08.70.
In the relays, Piper, Pendleton, sophomore Shannon Van Curen and sophomore Anna Trinidad took 12th in the 800 freestyle relay with a time of 8:03.98. The 200 medley relay of freshman Susan Johnson, Sarnecki, senior Emily Pisula and sophomore Sarah Henderson was disqualified.
Wrestling ends season at NCAAs
Eight members of the wrestling team concluded their seasons with losses at the NCAA Tournament in St. Louis, Mo., Friday.
After the first day, all eight were in wrestlebacks. Senior Ralph DeNisco (174 pounds) and junior Tyler Laudon (141) both won their first matches Friday but lost their second matches. The others, sophomore Tom Clum (125), sophomore Ed Gutnik (133), sophomore Kelly Flaherty (165), junior Brady Reinke (184), sophomore Ryan Flaherty (197) and senior Jareck Horton (285), all lost their first matches. No Wisconsin wrestlers will place at the meet.
Women's tennis beats Miami 5-2
The women's tennis team played Miami of Ohio in Miami, Fla., defeating the Red Hawks 5-2 Friday. The Badgers were originally supposed to face off against Florida International but the meet was canceled earlier this week.
Instead, Wisconsin (7-7 overall) handed Miami (8-7) a drubbing, picking up the doubles point with wins at all three seeds, as well as earning four singles wins. Junior Katie McGaffigan, senior Shana McElroy, freshman Kaylan Caiati and sophomore Lexi Goldin all earned singles points.
The Badgers next host No. 23 Indiana next Saturday.
Hurricanes overpower Badgers
While the women's tennis team defeated its competition in Florida, the men's tennis team could not get anything going against No. 31 Miami, which defeated Wisconsin 6-1 Friday in Coral Gables, Fla.
Miami (10-6) took the doubles point with wins at all three spots, although the pair of senior Scott Green and sophomore Alex Conti came close, falling to sophomores John Hoyes and Jeremiah Fuller in the tiebreaker, 9-8 (7-5). Green picked up Wisconsin's only point in singles play, defeating sophomore Tim Krebs 6-1 and 6-4.
Wisconsin (4-6) will next play Georgia Southern Saturday.