Women's tennis: Badgers fall to Tribe

William & Mary ends UW's season

The No. 24 ranked William & Mary women's tennis team overpowered No. 34 Wisconsin in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday in Clemson, S.C. Wisconsin fell 4-1 to the Tribe to conclude its season with a 15-9 overall record.

Wisconsin's lone point came from sophomore No. 85 Caitlin Burke, who, in the singles competition, defeated No. 107 Candice Fuchs at the No. 2 spot. Burke won the first set 6-4. Fuchs retired in the second set.

William & Mary (20-5) claimed the doubles point, with wins at the No. 2 and 3 spots. The Wisconsin duo of senior Katie McGaffigan and Burke upset the duo of Megan Moulton-Levy and Megan Muth 8-2. But Wisconsin could not take down the Tribe in the second and third sets, as the team of senior Lindsay Martin and sophomore Kaylan Caiati fell 8-5 to Fuchs and Kate Boomershine; the freshman duo of Nicole Beck and Chelsea Nusslock was defeated by Lena Sherbakov and Amy Wei 8-5.

McGaffigan struggled against Moulton-Levy, the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year, losing 6-2, 6-3. Martin and Caiati also lost their matches – to Sherbakov and Muth, respectively. Once the Tribe secured the win, matches at the No. 5 and 6 spots involving Beck and Nusslock were abandoned.

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