Golden Eagles Fall to No. 38 Wisconsin, 6-1, Wednesday Night

March 10, 2010

MILWAUKEE -

The Marquette men's tennis squad, unranked in the latest ITA poll, fell to in-state rival No. 38 Wisconsin, 6-1, in Madison on Wednesday night.

Wisconsin (7-4) claimed the doubles points with wins at the No. 1 and No. 3 positions despite the Golden Eagles' victory at No. 2.

For Marquette (11-2), No. 84 Medan, Mark Rutherford, Niko Boulieris, Jacob Straus and Jonathan Schwerin each fell to their Wisconsin competition. No. 1 singles pitted two ranked players against one another, with Wisconsin's No. Marek Michalicka defeating MU's No. 84 Dusan Medan, 6-3, 6-4. For the Badgers, No. 13 Moritz Baumann claimed the win over Mark Rutherford, 6-2, 6-4, at the No. 2 spot.

Otavio Perim walked away with the lone point of the day for MU at No. 5 singles, as he forced a tiebreaker and defeated UW's Michael Dierberger, 7-5, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4).

The Golden Eagles continue their road trip over spring break, taking on UC Irvine in California on Sunday, March 14 at 4 p.m. CT.

No. 38 Wisconsin 6, Marquette 1

Singles:

1. No. 21 Marek Michalicka (WIS) def. No. 84 Dusan Medan (MARQ) 6-3, 6-4

2. No. 13 Moritz Baumann (WIS) def. Mark Rutherford (MARQ) 6-2, 6-4

3. Patrick Pohlmann (WIS) def. Niko Boulieris (MARQ) 6-4, 7-5

4. Billy Bertha (WIS) def. Jacob Straus (MARQ) 6-3 (7-3), 7-6


 

 

5. Otavio Perim (MARQ) def. Michael Dierberger (WIS) 7-5, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4)

6. Chris Freeman (WIS) def. Jonathan Schwerin (MARQ) 6-4, 6-3

Doubles:

1. Moritz Baumann/Patrick Pohlmann (WIS) def. Jacob Straus/Dusan Medan (MARQ) 8-1

2. Mark Rutherford/Jonathan Schwerin (MARQ) def. Luke Rassow-Kantor/Marek Michalicka (WIS) 8-4

3. Ricardo Martin/Michael Dierberger (WIS) def. Niko Boulieris/Otavio Perim (MARQ) 8-1

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

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