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Men and Women both fall to UW-Badgers

Hello all, both the UW-Whitewater men's and women's teams got a terrific chance to play some high level tennis this weekend as they each took on the Big Ten UW-Badgers on Saturday afternoon.

We were able to push the Badgers during several of the sets played, but we ended up losing each match in straigh sets.  Although we were not able to pick up any individual wins, I felt that everyone competed at a strong level and fought to the end.  Some of the higlights were Byron Balkin taking his opponent to a second set tiebreak at #1 singles, Kalla Schaefer was up 4-3 at #1 for the ladies before her opponent buckled down.  Andrew Bayliss, Megan Kasten, Erik Scanlan, Mitch Osborne all had great efforts and tight second sets.

In doubles our #1 women's team played great tennis and Scanlan/Friend almost made a comeback after trailing 2-7.  Rademacher/Laktash at exhibition were able to take a 6-5 lead in their doubles match before losing 8-6 to Jack Larsen/Teppert.

For all individual scores, photos and Coach Bickett's take on the match, get the BZ at the The Bickett Zone

We leave on Thursday to play 10 matches on Spring Break between the two teams in beautiful Hilton Head Island, SC.  Follow us down there by following us on UWW TENNIS TWITTER or UWW TENNIS FACEBOOK

GO WARHAWKS!!

UWW Men and Women in Action

Both UWW men's and women's teams were in action this weekend. For a detailed wrap up, photos and Coach Bickett's thoughts, go to: The Bickett Zone

On Friday, the women's team traveled to Milwaukee to take on the D-1 UW-Milwaukee Panthers.  In doubles UWM was very talented at #1 and took down our #1 tandem of Schaefer/Bayliss 8-1. But at #2 and #3 the matches were both very competitive.  The Warhawks ended up losing two tight decisons as Smith/Divelbiss lost in a tiebreak to Skemp/Gow and Aguilar/Vitale lost to Kurer/Fritz.  In singles the highlights were Schaefer pushing the Panthers' top player Maddy Soule and Jackie Vitale taking out Megan Gow at #6.  Schaefer led in both sets3-2, but Soule figured out a way to pull out each set.  Vitale battled back from down 4-1 in the first set to win 7-6(3), 6-1 going away.  Go to women's match vs UWM for all individual scores.

On Saturday the men hosted a pair of regional foes.  In the morning the took down Lake Forest 8-1.  Our only loss was when we moved our #3 team of Scanlan/Friend up to #2 who lost in a tiebreak.  Rademacher/Laktash had another dominating performance at #3 winning 8-1.  Balkin played flawlessly against Kreis (a top regional player) winning 6-1, 6-2.  Against Carthage Balkin continued on his day of tough draws.  He first teamed with Osborne and lost a tough 8-6 decison to Lotz/Hazelman who have not lost all semester.  He then took down regionally ranked Jeff Lotz 7-6(2), 7-5 in a match where both players where showcasing some solid play. At #2 and #3 the Warhawks were equally impressive with Bayliss (avenging two losses from last season to Hazelman) and McGlashen taking out opponent that have been winning all season long.  Scanlan was able to come back after losing his first set to win 6-1 in the third set.  Go to men's matches vs Lake Forest and Carthage for all the individual scores of the two matches.

It was a terrific day.  Between matches on Saturday, we went to Lake Geneva for a nice lunch on the lakefront.  Some of the women were along supporting the guys, so it was a fun time.  After the Carthage match the men and women hustled back to campus and watched the Men's Basketball team win before a raucous crowd at home to advance to the Final 4 NCAA D-3 championships!  They will head to Salem, Virginia (where our Football team recently won the national title) this upcoming weekend for the final 2 games!  To see what the atmosphere was like go to: UWW Hoops advance to final 4

Up next for the Warhawk Tennis Teams: Both men and women will take on the D-1 UW-Badgers at noon on Saturday, March 17.  The match will be at Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison, WI.  We hope you can make it down to cheer on the Warhawks.  It is a great chance to see both teams together taking on obviously great competition!  If you coach tennis, this would be a great opportunity to bring a group of youngsters to watch a match in an exciting environment.  If you are a recruit, what a great way to see the team play.  Please help spread the word to come to Nielsen on Saturday to watch some college team tennis!  Feel free to forward this along to your tennis friends and USTA buddies.

GO WARHAWKS!