Columbia, S.C. – The spring season began earlier Friday for the Wisconsin women’s tennis team. To start the day the Badgers faced Georgia Tech in doubles, which saw Ava Markham and Maria Sholokhova triumph with a 7-6 (7-1) victory along with Charmaine Seah and Taylor Cataldi winning their match 6-4. Georgia Tech is currently ranked 25th in the country as a team in the ITA rankings.
In singles, five out of the six Badgers won their matches. Straight from head coach Kelcy McKenna, “We are thrilled to be competing as a team during our first spring 2023 event at South Carolina. Today provided a valuable starting point to our journey, and we know a steadfast commitment to the details is essential as we seek continued growth as a program”.
Next up are doubles matches against South Carolina and singles matches against Wake Forest on Saturday.
Friday, Jan. 13
Doubles against Georgia Tech
Markham/Sholokhova (UW) def. Bilchev/Cruz (GT), 7-6 (7-1)
Seah/Cataldi (UW) def. Jain/Marsh (GT), 6-4
#53 Lee/Sharabura (GT) def. Mukhortova/Cai (UW), 6-4
Singles against South Carolina
#82 Ava Markham (UW) def. Mills (SC), 6-1, 6-3
Taylor Cataldi (UW) def. Mulville (SC), 6-3, 5-7, 6-3
Alina Mukhortova (UW) def. Cruz (SC), 6-1, 7-5
Xinyu Cai (UW) def. Malkin (SC), 6-1, 6-3
Charmaine Seah (UW) def. Otis (SC), 6-2, 4-6, 6-1
#20 Akli (SC) def. #59 Maria Sholokhova (UW), 6-0, 6-4