Men's tennis: Badgers fall to No. 34 Notre Dame

UW only claims doubles' point in 6-1 loss

Notre Dame handed the Wisconsin men's tennis team its first loss of the spring season Sunday in Madison. The Badgers (1-1 overall) captured the doubles point but could not win a singles match and thus fell 6-1 to the No. 34 Fighting Irish (4-0).

In doubles, Wisconsin picked up wins at the No. 1 and 3 spots, with brothers senior Alex Kasarov and sophomore Lachezar Kasarov defeating Brent D'Amico and Ryan Keckley 9-8 (6). Juniors Jordan Raemisch and Mark Weinig defeated Notre Dame's Barry King and Stephen Bass 8-6.

"Winning the doubles point was very import for our team. It made us feel like we had a good chance to win the match," head coach Pat Klingelhoets said. "If you don't win the doubles point against a team like Notre Dame, then realistically it's really tough to win the match. I give Notre Dame credit because they got on a roll and played extremely well in the singles."

Even with the doubles point in hand competing with Notre Dame proved to be a daunting challenge.

Alex Kasarov and freshman Jeremy Sonkin, playing at the No. 1 and 2 spots, respectively, came closest to winning in singles. Kasarov lost to Bass 7-5, 6-2 and Sonkin fell 7-5, 6-2 to King.

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