Badger Sports Roundup, March 25

Liebhold, Mania All-Americans

Tim Liebhold and Adam Mania, seniors on the Wisconsin men's swimming team, both earned All-America honors at the NCAA Championships Thursday and Friday in Minneapolis, Minn. After Friday's competition, the Badgers are in 19th place with 32 points.

Thursday, Liebhold took 12th in the 200-yard IM in 1 minute, 46.58 seconds, while Mania placed 14th in the 1:47.31 in the same race. Both earned honorable mention All-America awards for finishing in the top 16.

Friday, Mania earned All-America honors after finishing eighth in the 100-yard backstroke in 47.44, while Liebhold placed sixth in the 400-yard IM in 3:48.41 to earn his first All-America honors.

Badgers tear apart Owls

The Wisconsin men's tennis team crushed Florida Atlantic 6-1 Friday afternoon at Neil Schiff Tennis Center in Coral Gables, Fla.

Wisconsin (6-8 overall) swept the doubles point en route to a strong finish against the Owls (5-8), who lost their second straight game.

At the top spot, senior Alex Kasarov defeated Antonello Magris 6-4, 6-2, clinching the win for Wisconsin. Junior Mark Weinig, freshman Felipe Bellido, sophomore Lachezar Kasarov and freshman Jeremy Sonkin also picked up wins for Wisconsin. Only freshman Brian Ko fell to his opponent, Kevin Obletz, 6-3, 6-1.

Wisconsin next hosts Penn State at noon April 2 at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium.

"The win was a great way to finish our week," head coach Pat Klingelhoets said. "We improved everyday, and our guys feel more comfortable playing outdoors now. We look forward to the rest of the season."

Men's golf falls to Luther College

The Wisconsin men's golf team dropped a dual match to Luther College Thursday at the Orange Country National Golf Course in Orlando, Fla. The Badgers, playing on a course used for PGA qualifying, shot a 318 while Luther College finished with 302.

Seven Wisconsin golfers competed at the match. Sophomore Garrett Jones shot a 71 but did not figure into the team's scoring. Senior Ryan Conn was the second leading scorer and his 74 was the best score used in the team figures. Sophomore A. J. DeLawyer shot a 75, while senior Brian Brodell had a 76. Senior Kevin Tassistro shot a 77 and freshman Jeff Kaiser finished with an 80.

"This meet was a really good experience for some of our younger players to perform under the pressure of a meet," assistant coach B.J. Endicott said.

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