Crew stomps on Michigan, takes seven of eight races
The men's crew team did not hail to Michigan, winning seven out of eight races against the Wolverines Saturday on Lake Mendota.
Michigan won the second freshman eight race, posting a time of 6:32.6 in the 2,000-meter course, six seconds faster than Wisconsin.
But the Badgers came back and from then on out, dominated. Wisconsin's second varsity eight won its race in 6.12.0, beating Michigan by 4.5 seconds.
In the novice four race, Michigan steered off course and fell behind in the first 500 meters of the race but came back and lost to Wisconsin by just one second.
Wisconsin also picked up first place finishes in the novice eight, the first, second and third varsity eights, the third novice eight and varsity four races.
"Winning seven out of eight races against a good foe like
Michigan is good," head coach Chris Clark said. "Most of the boats had pretty
good races and Michigan put up a real a good fight. I expect them to be even
more formidable later in the year."
Wisconsin will race in the W Cup against No. 2 Washington April 17 in Seattle.
Wisconsin women's tennis upsets No. 32 Iowa
The No. 66 women's tennis team downed No. 32 Iowa 5-2 Saturday at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium for its second conference win this season.
Wisconsin (9-9 overall, 2-3 Big Ten) swept Iowa (11-5, 4-2) in doubles, as the No. 38 duo of juniors Katie McGaffigan and Lindsay Martin took down freshman Megan Racette and freshman Hillary Mintz 8-4 and the undefeated duo of senior Teresa Gonzaga and freshman Caitlin Burke defeated senior Deni Alexandrova and freshman Anastasia Zuhkova 8-3.
In singles action, No. 85 McGaffigan matched up with No. 94 Racette again, this time defeating the Hawkeye 6-2 and 6-2. Burke remained undefeated in singles action after sustaining a broken wrist earlier in the season and defeated Alexandrova 6-0 and 6-2.
Wisconsin will face Minnesota Sunday morning at Nielsen.
Badger men defeat Hawkeyes 4-3
The men's tennis team got a win out of its trip to Iowa, defeating the Hawkeyes 4-3 in Iowa City Saturday. Iowa falls to 3-13 overall and 0-7 in the Big Ten while Wisconsin improves to 7-9 overall and 2-3 in the conference.
The Badgers stormed into the match, taking all three doubles matches, as No. 33 junior Alex Kasarov and senior David Hippee defeated freshman Sebastian Delgado and sophomore Chaitu Malempati 8-5. Senior Scott Green and freshman Pete Amundson crushed freshman Walter Valarezo and freshman Jonny Hoak 8-2.
Wisconsin got its other three points from Kasarov, sophomore Mark Weinig and Amundson, who won his first singles match as a Badger.
Relays impressive at SeaRays
In the final day of competition at the SeaRay Relays in Knoxville, Tenn., four members of the men's track team set the fifth fastest time in school history in the distance medley relay.
Freshman Chris Solinsky, sophomore Joe Detmer, junior Dan Murray and junior Matt Tegenkamp earned a time of 9:40.74, winning the distance medley relay Saturday.
In addition, Wisconsin took second in the 3,200-meter relay, thanks to sophomore Ben Gregory, junior Josh Spiker, junior Dustin Rabine and Murray, finishing in 7:28.21. Tennessee won the event in 7:25.43.
Canney, Wildcats shutdown Badger softball
Northwestern freshman pitcher Eileen Canney recorded her sixth shutout of the season Saturday as the Wildcats topped Wisconsin 4-0 to earn a split in the weekend series.
Canney struck out 10 and scattered six hits, improving to 10-2 on the season.
Wisconsin (22-18 overall, 2-4 Big Ten) freshman pitcher Eden Brock (9-7) pitched 6 2/3 innings, allowing 11 hits and all four runs while striking out five and walking three.
Sophomore third baseman Kristin Amegin paced the Wildcats (18-12, 2-4) offense, going 2-for-3 with a first-inning RBI and one of the team's two seventh-inning runs.
Wisconsin nearly cracked the scoreboard in the second inning when Boo Gillette led off with a double but the junior catcher was stranded on base. Gillette, though, tied a school record with her 13th double of the season.
With Wisconsin trailing 1-0 in the fifth, Badger senior left fielder Diana Consolmagno hit a 2-out double off the wall in left. Freshman centerfielder Sam Polito followed with a blooper down the left-field line, but Northwestern freshman left fielder Katie Logan made a diving catch to preserve the shutout.
The Badgers return to action at 11 a.m. CDT Sunday with a doubleheader at Michigan State.
—Jonathan Linder contributed to this report