Badger Sports Roundup, April 11

Women's tennis wins again; men's tennis, golf struggle

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Women's tennis shuts out Minnesota


The Golden Gophers could not win a match as No. 66 Wisconsin downed Minnesota 7-0 Sunday at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium for its third consecutive dual match win.


Wisconsin also broke above .500 for the first time since Feb. 14, improving to 10-9 overall and 3-3 in the Big Ten. Minnesota fell to 2-16 and 0-7.


Wisconsin swept the doubles competition, with No. 38 juniors Lindsay Martin and Katie McGaffigan defeating No. 51 senior Angela Buergis and sophomore Nischela Reddy. McGaffigan also faced Buergis in singles, dropping the first set 4-6 but winning the second set 6-4 and the tiebreaker 10-5.


Freshman Caitlin Burke continued to rack up wins, defeating freshman Ida Malmberg 6-2 and 7-6. Burke is now 5-0 this season in singles competition.


Senior Teresa Gonzaga completely shut out her opponent, taking freshman Jenna Tellefsen down 6-0 and 6-0.


Wisconsin will stay home next weekend and host Penn State and Ohio State, while honoring seniors Gonzaga and Shana McElroy.


Gopher men trounce Badgers 7-0


Although the women's tennis team stymied the Gophers at home, the men's team did the exact opposite, falling to No. 31 Minnesota 7-0 Sunday in Minneapolis.


Minnesota (11-7 overall, 6-1 Big Ten) nearly swept the Badgers (7-10, 2-4) completely. Only Wisconsin's No. 33 pair of junior Alex Kasarov and senior David Hippee won their match, defeating senior Chris Wettengel and freshman Andres Osorio 8-4. But that was all Wisconsin could muster, as only Kasarov won a set singles play, beating Wettengel 6-4 before falling 6-1 in the second set and 10-5 in the tiebreaker.


The Badgers will stay on the road next weekend, facing Penn State Saturday and Ohio State Sunday.


Badger golf finishes last at Boilermaker Invite


The men's golf team finished 18th out of the 18 teams participating at the Boilermaker Invitational Saturday and Sunday, with only freshman Garrett Jones finishing in the top 50 players.


Jones shot a 224 in three rounds, tying for 37th. Junior Brian Brodell was Wisconsin's next highest finisher, shooting a 233 and finishing in a tie for 74th. Colorado's Kane Webber won the event with a 207.


Wisconsin as a team shot a 928 over the two days, 64 over par and nine shot behind 17th-place finisher Iowa. Purdue won the invite with an 855.


Wisconsin will compete at the Kepler Invitational in Columbus, Ohio April 17-18.

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