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Women's hockey prevails; men's tennis dominates Butler

Badgers slip past Bemidji State 1-0

In contrast to Friday afternoon's contest against Bemidji State, the Wisconsin women's hockey team scored just one goal — all it needed — to defeat the Beavers Saturday at the John S. Glas Fieldhouse in Bemidji, Minn.

The No. 4 Badgers (24-7-1 overall, 18-7-1 Western Collegiate Hockey Association), after shutting out Bemidji State 7-0 Friday, again silenced the Beavers (8-22-2, 4-21-1) with a 1-0 win.

Sophomore forward Sara Bauer scored the Badgers' goal at 2:15 in the second period with help from junior forward Sharon Cole.

Despite the lack of goals, Wisconsin dominated in shots, with the Badgers taking 41 shots to the Beavers' 15. Beaver freshman goaltender Emily Brookshaw made 15 saves in the first period alone, and tallied 40 overall. Wisconsin junior netminder Meghan Horras earned her ninth shutout of the season.

Wisconsin ends its regular season next weekend with a road series at St. Cloud State Feb. 25-26.

Men's tennis tames Bulldogs

The Wisconsin men's tennis team, in its first meeting with Butler University since 1955, easily took down the Bulldogs in a 6-1 win Saturday afternoon at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison. The Badgers previously defeated the Bulldogs April 11, 1955.

Wisconsin (3-4 overall) swept doubles, with juniors Mark Weining and Jordan Raemisch clinching the win at the No. 2 spot with an 8-6 victory over sophomore James Low and junior Parker Ross.

Senior Alex Kasarov and his brother, sophomore Lachezar Kasarov squeaked out a win at the top spot, defeating junior Andy Bartish and freshman Eric Breitenbach 8-7 (3).

In singles, freshman Felipe Bellido defeated Breitenbach 6-0, 6-0 at the No. 5 spot, while freshman Jeremy Sonkin took down Bartish 6-3, 7-6 (5) at No. 2. Both of the Kasarov brothers, as well as freshman Brian Ko, also won their matches. Only freshman Elliott Bisnow lost his match to sophomore Evan West, 7-6 (4) , 6-3, at the No. 4 spot.

"This was a much needed win with last weekend being a tough weekend for us on the road. Butler is a good team and they put up a strong fight, especially in doubles," Wisconsin head coach Pat Klingelhoets said.

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