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On the Court: No. 25 Wisconsin concludes home play this weekend

On the Court: No. 25 Wisconsin concludes home play this weekend

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin women’s tennis team will go up against No. 2 Michigan, on Apr. 12 at 4 p.m. The team will follow up with a match against Michigan State on Sunday, Apr. 14 at 12 pm. Both matches will be at Nielsen Tennis Stadium.

1. SCOUTING THE WOLVERINES: Michigan is currently ranked among the top teams nationally, currently holding the No. 2 position this week’s ITA rankings and the No. 1 spot in the Big Ten rankings. The roster holds six ranked singles players and one ranked doubles pair. Similar to Wisconsin, Michigan has an 11-0 win streak. Notably, this marks the first time in three years that the Badgers will host the Wolverines on its home turf.

2. SCOUTING THE SPARTANS:  Head coach Kim Bruno is currently in her eighth season with the Spartans, boasting the highest winning percentage among all Spartan women’s tennis coaches since 1973. Leading the team is freshman Ria Bhakta, with an impressive 12-4 record in singles wins, amidst the team’s current 10-11 campaign this season.

3. BADGERS IN THE RANKINGS: After a largely successful weekend, the Badgers jumped five spots in the ITA rankings, taking over No. 25. Maria Sholokhova remains secure at No. 78 in the singles rankings 

4. THANK YOU SENIORS: This Sunday, the team will be honoring three seniors at the last home match of the season. Alina Mukhortova is a three-year member of the team, earning over 35 singles and 40 double wins. She will finish her time at Wisconsin with a degree in Consumer Behavior and Marketplace Studies. Xinyu Cai has been a Badger for her entire collegiate career. In her senior season, she was named ITA Midwest Region Most Improved Senior and set a program single-season win percentage record of .894 in singles matches. In her one season with the team, Rosie Garcia Gross has made a profound impact. Transferring from Georgia Tech, she has amassed over 60 singles and 30 doubles winsn throughout her career. Rosie is earning her master’s degree in Real Estate and Urban Economics. 

5. FOLLOW ALONG: Live stats and live stream can be found HERE. For content leading up to the matches, follow the Wisconsin women’s tennis team on X (@BadgerWTennis) and Instagram (@badgerwtennis) 

6. UP NEXT: The Badgers are headed to east for the final matches of the season, facing Rutgers on Saturday, Apr. 20 at 12 p.m. and…

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