Badger Sports Roundup, March 31

Men's tennis falls, women's lightweight crew ranked third, "The Season" encore

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Louisville overtakes Wisconsin 6-1

The men's tennis team won the doubles point Wednesday afternoon but could not muster anything else against No. 44 Louisville (15-7), falling to the Cardinals 6-1 at Madison's Nielsen Tennis Stadium.


Wisconsin (5-8 overall, 0-2 Big Ten) won its first two doubles matches to earn the doubles point. The No. 32 team of junior Alex Kasarov and senior David Hippee upset the No. 26 pair of senior Matt Mayer and sophomore Jeremy Clark, 8-5. Senior Scott Green and sophomore Alex Conti earned the other doubles win, defeating juniors Octavian Nicodim and Mark Kennedy 8-6.


For Wisconsin, it was downhill from that point. Although Green, sophomore Ward Bortz and sophomore Mark Weinig each won their first sets, they all succumbed to their opponents in the remaining sets.


The Badgers will remain in Madison this weekend to host No. 1 Illinois and No. 74 Purdue.


Women's lightweight crew ranked No. 3 in preseason poll

The women's lightweight varsity eight is the No. 3 team in the country, according to U.S. Rowing's collegiate preseason poll.


The Badgers are tied with Stanford with 87 points apiece. Radcliffe is the top team with 98 points and Princeton is No. 2 with 95 points.


The women's lightweight team will compete at the San Diego Crew Classic April 3-4


ESPN to replay parts of "The Season"

ESPN will show the final episode of "The Season: College Basketball" April 2 at 2 p.m. CST. The final episode will feature the four head coaches The Season visited this year: Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan, Oklahoma coach Kelvin Sampson, Gonzaga coach Mark Few and Memphis coach John Calipari. In addition, ESPN will show two of the three episodes focusing on Wisconsin at 1 and 1:30 p.m. CST.

The documentary followed the Wisconsin men's basketball team on and off the court and at games for the final three weeks of the regular season, recording the players' experiences.

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