NCAA Mens Tennis

Wisconsin drops match to Michigan, 7-0

Wisconsin drops match to Michigan, 7-0

Box Score

ANN ARBOR, Mich. β€” The Wisconsin men’s tennis team (1-13, 0-1 Big Ten) lost to the No. 43 Michigan Wolverines (7-10, 1-0), 7-0 in its first conference match of the season, Friday, Mar. 22.Β 

Wisconsin entered into Big Ten play with two doubles pairs, Matthew Fullerton/Michael Minasyan at No. 1 singles and a new pair consisting of Jason Hildebrandt/Collin Beduhn at match No. 2. The latter match lost first, as Michigan’s Will Cooksey/Alex Cairo won 6-2. This was followed by another Wolverine win by the No. 27-ranked pair of Gavin Young/Jacob Bickersteth, 6-3.Β 

Singles match No. 4 was the first to wrap, with Tomas Zlatohlavek losing to Nicholas Steiglehner, 6-2, 6-3. Next up, Fullerton was defeated by Bjorn Swenson at the No. 2 match, 6-1, 7-6, and then Hildenrandt lost to Mert Oral, 6-4, 6-3 at match No. 5 in his season debut. The final two matches were close, with Minasyan and Beduhn both playing three sets. Beduhn ultimately lost to Will Cooksey in the No. 3 match, 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (10-7), while Minasyan lost to Bickersteth, 2-6, 6-2, 6-2.Β 

Up Next: Wisconsin will continue its weekend in Michigan as it returns to action Sunday, Mar. 24 to face the No. 18 Michigan Spartans at 11 a.m. in East Lansing.Β 

University of Michigan 7, University of Wisconsin 0

Singles Results

1. No. 125 Jacob Bickersteth (MICH) def. (MICH) Michael Minasyan (WIS), 2-6, 6-2, 6-2

2.Β Bjorn Swenson (MICH) def. Matthew Fullerton (WIS) 6-1, 7-6

3. Will Cooksey (MICH) def. Collin Beduhn (WIS) 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (10-7)

4. Nicholas Steinglehner (MICH) def. (MICH) def. Tomas Zlatohlavek (WIS) 6-2, 6-3

5. Mert Oral (MICH) def. Jason Hildebrandt (WIS) 6-4, 6-3

6. Alex Cairo (MICH) def. No Player (WIS), by forfeit

Doubles Results

1. No. 27 Gavin Young/Jacob Bickersteth (MICH) def. Matthew Fullerton/Michael Minasyan (WIS) 6-3

2. Will Cooksey/Alex Cairo (MICH) def. Jason Hildebrandt/Collin Beduhn (WIS) 6-2

3. Mert Oral/Bjorn Swenson (MICH) def. No Player/No Player (WIS), by forfeit

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

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