Marquette Travels To Rival Wisconsin Wednesday Night
Feb. 18, 2013
After having its five-match winning streak snapped by Minnesota on Saturday night, the Marquette University men's tennis team will look to get back to its winning ways when it travels to play rival Wisconsin on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m CT.
Marquette (5-2) fell to No. 44 Minnesota, 5-2, on Saturday night in non-conference action. Sophomore Cameron Tehrani and freshman Gleb Skylr picked up MU's points on the evening with singles victories at the No. 4 and No. 5 spots, respectively. Skylr is 6-1 in singles play this dual season and has earned six-straight victories playing at the No. 3 and No 5 singles positions. <
“I think we learned a lot about our team on this last road trip and feel our younger guys are getting a lot closer to competing at a higher level,” head coach Steve Rodecap said. “We will need everybody we have out there to put in a good performance on Wednesday night as Wisconsin is very good in their building.
“Against good teams it’s very important that you play good doubles, and although our doubles has been drastically better we have yet to play our brand of doubles on the road,” Rodecap added.
Wisconsin has started the season with a 5-1 overall mark in dual matches, its best start to a season since 2009. The Badgers earned wins in their first five matches of the campaign, which included a 5-2 upset of No. 75 UC-Irvine (Feb. 8), before falling to No. 57 Clemson, 5-2, on Feb. 10.
Marquette is still seeking its first road victory of the season and the match against the Badgers will be MU's last opportunity to do so until March 13, as the Golden Eagles will begin a five-match homestand on Feb. 22 vs. Valparaiso.