Badger Sports Roundup, April 24

Women's tennis victorious; softball earns sweep; women's golf tournament's final day is cancelled

Women's tennis: Badgers end regular season with easy win

The No. 33 Wisconsin women's tennis team knocked off Ohio State 7-0 Sunday in Columbus to conclude the regular season. With the win, the Badgers finished 14-7 overall and 6-4 in the Big Ten, while the Buckeyes ended their regular season at 7-18 and 2-8.

Wisconsin took the doubles point 2-1, with the third doubles team of redshirt freshman Nicole Beck and true frosh Chelsea Nusslock falling 8-3 to Caitlin O'Keefe and Lindsay Bryan. The Badger duos of senior Katie McGaffigan and sophomore Caitlin Burke, and senior Lindsay Martin and sophomore Kaylan Caiati, each won their matches.

In singles play, Martin took O'Keefe to three sets but persevered with a 6-1, 2-6, 12-10 win. McGaffigan defeated opponent Emily DeCamilla 6-2, 7-5, while Burke earned her 22nd overall win by taking down Sonia Ruzimovsky 6-3, 6-3.

The women's tennis team heads to the Big Ten Tournament in East Lansing, Mich., next weekend. Tournament seeding will be announced early this week.

Women's golf: Badgers finish eighth

The final day of the Big Ten women's golf championships was canceled due to inclement weather, meaning the Wisconsin women's golf team finished eighth with a 979 (324-327-328) after 54 holes. Ohio State won with a 900 (297-296-307), while Kristen White won the individual title with a 222 (73-73-76). The Buckeyes took the top four individual spots.

For Wisconsin, junior Lindsay McMillan finished in a tie for 25th on 241 strokes (80-78-83).

Sophomore Jill Ries, who finished in a tie for 47th with a 251 (81-84-86), was named a Big Ten Conference Sportsmanship Honoree.

Badger softball sweeps Indiana

The Wisconsin softball team defeated Indiana 10-7 and 5-0 in a doubleheader Sunday in Bloomington, Ind., improving to 20-20 overall and 6-8 in the Big Ten. The Hoosiers fall to 12-35 and 2-12.

In game one, an eight-run sixth inning made all the difference for the Badgers, who found themselves down 6-1 heading into the sixth. In the sixth, senior left fielder Anastasia Miller blasted a two-run home run and added a run batted in later in the inning, while sophomore second baseman Athena Vasquez, freshman Katie Hnatyk, senior catcher Boo Gillette and freshman third baseman Joey Daniels all had RBIs in the inning to give Wisconsin the win.

Senior Katie Layne earned the win, giving up four runs, five hits and a walk, while striking out four in 3 2/3 innings. Indiana pitcher Megan Roark took the lost, despite playing just 1/3 of an inning. She gave up three runs and three hits during that period.

The Badgers' leaders include Miller, who had three RBI; and senior shortstop Kris Zacher, who had three hits. Wisconsin out-hit Indiana 13-11 in the first game.

In the second game of the doubleheader, Wisconsin defeated Indiana 5-0, with Zacher, Daniels and Hnatyk all recording RBIs. Gillette led all teams with two RBI on her ninth home run of the year, which ties her for a team-high home runs with Miller. Sophomore center fielder Sam Polito went 3-for-4 to lead all Badger hitters.

Layne stranded 10 baserunners, while scattering seven hits, walking four and striking out five. Roark gave up 12 hits and two walks while fanning seven.

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