Badger Sports Roundup, April 29

Men's tennis advances at Big Ten Tourney; Marian Weidner qualifies for USA Select

Men's tennis upsets Penn State in tourney

The No. 10 seed Wisconsin men's tennis team knocked off No. 7 seed Penn State (13-10 overall) 4-3 in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament in East Lansing, Mich., Thursday. Wisconsin will face No. 2 seed Ohio State Friday at 9 a.m. CDT.

Wisconsin (8-14) got a boost from its top two doubles teams. Wisconsin's top team of senior David Hippee and junior Alex Kasarov defeated Penn State senior Roddy Cantey and sophomore Malcolm Scatliffe 9-8 (3) in the tiebreaker. The Badger duo of senior Scott Green and freshman Pete Amundson took down freshman Bradley Hunter and junior Clint Keithly 8-5 to give Wisconsin the doubles point.

Singles points were a bit harder to come by for Wisconsin. The Badgers and Nittany Lions each took three matches. Hippee and Green both earned singles points, as did sophomore Mark Weinig, who defeated freshman Ryan Berger 6-4 and 6-4.

Kasarov, sophomore Ward Bortz and sophomore Alex Conti all dropped their matches to the Nittany Lions.

Weidner to suit up for USA Select Team

Marian Weidner, an outside hitter who recently completed her junior year on the Wisconsin volleyball team, has made the USA Select Team roster and will play at the European Spring Cup May 6-16 in Brno, Czech Republic. The USA Select Team will compete alongside 15 European National Teams and will share a tournament pool with Denmark, Slovakia and Azerbaijan.

As a Badger, Weidner started in 17 of 33 matches last year and averaged 1.06 kills and 1.71 digs per game.

The USA Select Team is comprised of top collegiate players, including many women that are considered potential national team athletes.


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