Women's tennis swept under Michigan's rug
Wisconsin's six-match winning streak ended emphatically at the hands of Michigan Sunday. The host Wolverines (15-5 overall, 6-4 Big Ten ) trounced the Badgers 7-0 to move into a tie for fourth place in the Big Ten.
Wisconsin (13-10, 6-4) won one doubles match as freshman Caitlin Burke and Gonzaga upset the No. 54 duo of senior Kim Plaushines and sophomore Debra Streifler 8-6. The duo, paired up since the Badgers faced Indiana March 27, ended the regular season 9-0.
Burke entered the day undefeated in singles matches as well, but lost her match Sunday to senior Kavitha Tipirneni. Burke won the first set 6-1 but dropped the other two, 7-6 (5) and 6-3.
Burke was one of four Badgers to take Michigan players to three sets. No. 75 junior Katie McGaffigan, junior Lindsay Martin and freshman Kaylan Caiati each took their opponents to three sets but all fell in the end.
Wisconsin will head to Evanston, Ill., for the Big Ten Championships April 29-May 2.
Men's tennis falls to Wolverines
Michigan handed the Wisconsin men's tennis team a 6-1 loss in the Badgers' last outing of the season at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium Sunday afternoon.
Wisconsin (7-14 overall, 2-8 Big Ten) earned the doubles point but lost all six singles matches to No. 54 Michigan (13-8, 4-6). Wisconsin seniors and co-captains David Hippee and Scott Green played for the last time at Nielsen.
Green and freshman Pete Amundson defeated senior Anthony Jackson and junior Vineeth Gossain 8-5, and sophomores Ward Bortz and Mark Weinig beat junior David Anving and junior Josef Fischer 9-8 (4) in a tiebreaker. The No. 42 ranked duo of Hippee and junior Alex Kasarov fell 8-6 to freshmen Brian Hung and Ryan Heller.
Wisconsin next heads to the Big Ten Championships in East Lansing, Mich., April 29-May 2.