NCAA Womens Tennis

Badgers continue hot streak in Milwaukee

Badgers continue hot streak in Milwaukee


MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The Wisconsin women’s tennis team continued its hot start to the season with a dominant showing against Marquette in Milwaukee. The Badgers finished the day with a record of 2-1 in doubles and 4-1 in singles. The team also extended its winning streak against Marquette, making it seven straight wins against the Golden Eagles.
 
The duo of Maria Sholokhova and Ava Markham won their doubles match, 7-5, against Elisabeth Desmarais and Emilia Kojcic, while Taylor Cataldi and Charmaine Seah beat out Elizabeth Ferdman and Emma Davis by a score of 6-1.
 
On the singles side, Ava Markham, Taylor Cataldi, Xinyu Cai and Charmaine Seah all won their respective matches. No. 82 ranked Markham kept her undefeated singles record in her 6-1, 6-2 win on Thursday, giving her a singles record of 4-0 on the season.
 
“We always appreciate the opportunity to compete against Marquette,” said head coach Kelcy McKenna. “Our team pushed through some tough moments in doubles and found a way. Taylor Russo and I are really proud of the team’s resiliency today given the difficult conditions.”
 
The team travels to Auburn, Ala. on Saturday, Jan. 21 for a road doubleheader. Starting at noon (CT) the Badgers face North Carolina followed by Samford at 4 p.m. (CT).

Thursday, Jan. 19

Doubles against Marquette
Sholokhova/Markham (UW) def. Desmarais/Kojcic (Marq), 7-5
Kaiser/Bou (Marq) def. Cai/Johnson (UW), 6-3
Cataldi/Seah (UW) def. Ferdman/Davis (Marq), 6-1
 
Singles against Marquette
#82 Ava Markham (UW) def. Kojcic (Marq), 6-1, 6-2
Taylor Cataldi (UW) def. Bou (Marq), 7-6, 6-2
Xinyu Cai (UW) def. Kaiser (Marq), 6-3, 6-2
Charmaine Seah (UW) def. Ferdman (Marq), 6-3, 6-2
Davis (Marq) def. Anisha Apte (UW), 6-2, 7-5
 

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