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Badgers fall to No. 18 Michigan State

Badgers fall to No. 18 Michigan State

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Wisconsin men’s tennis team (1-14, 0-2 Big Ten) fell to No. 18 Michigan State (16-3, 2-0 Big Ten) on Sunday in East Lansing. Wisconsin was shorthanded, having to forfeit the No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles matches. The matchup was UW’s sixth-straight meeting with a nationally ranked opponent.

In the doubles slate, Michigan State secured a pair of 6-3 victories, claiming the doubles tally to go ahead 1-0. In singles action, the Badgers squared off against three ranked opponents, including Ozan Baris who played at No. 2 singles and is ranked as the 11th-best singles competitor in the nation.

At No. 3 singles, Colin Beduhn battled to win the second set, 6-2, to force a third. He eventually fell in a tiebreak after a back-and-forth third set. At No. 5, Jason Hildebrandt forced a third set by rallying to a 6-3 victory in the second. He was edged by Michigan State’s Taym Alazmeh in the third set tiebreak, 10-8.

Up Next: Wisconsin hits the road next to continue the Big Ten slate next Saturday. UW takes on Nebraska in Lincoln at Noon on March 30. The Badgers return to Madison on Friday, April 5 to host Northwestern at Nielsen Tennis Stadium.

Michigan State University 7, University of Wisconsin 0

Singles Results

1. #34 Ronald Hohmann (MSU) def. Michael Minasyan (WISC) 6-3, 6-4

2. #11 Ozan Baris (MSU) def. Matthew Fullerton (WISC) 6-3, 6-2

3. Sebastien Collard (MSU) def. Collin Beduhn (WISC) 6-0, 2-6, 7-6 (7-5)

4. #115 Graydon Lair (MSU) def. Tomas Zlatohlavek (WISC) 6-1, 6-2

5. Taym Alazmeh (MSU) def. Jason Hildebrandt (WISC) 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-8)

6. Josh Portnoy (MSU) def. No Player (WISC), by default

Doubles Results

1. Ozan Baris/Graydon Lair (MSUM) def. Matthew Fullerton/Michael Minasyan (WISC) 6-3

2. Sebastien Collard/Taym Alazmeh (MSUM) def. Jason Hildebrandt/Collin Beduhn (WISC) 6-3

3. Josh Portnoy/Ronald Hohmann (MSUM) def. No Player/No Player (WISC), by default

Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (6,4,1,2,5,3)

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