April 12, 2013
MADISON, Wis. - The No. 58 Purdue men's tennis team dropped a heartbreaker on the road Friday night. The Boilermakers fell to No. 75 Wisconsin, 4-3, in a four-hour match.
Purdue (16-8, 3-5 B1G) started the evening well and took the doubles point. The Boilermakers won at Nos. 2 and 3 after Wisconsin (11-9, 2-6) won at No. 1. Diego Acosta and Aaron Dujovne were victorious at No. 2 as they knocked off Alexander Kokorev and Petr Satral, 8-4. Mark Kovacs and Pawel Poziomski clinched the point with their win at No. 3. The duo defeated Jakhongir Jalalov and Oscar Wikberg, 8-6.
It is just the second time this season that Purdue has lost the match after winning the doubles point.
The Boilermakers took four first sets in singles. Szymon Tatarczyk made the score 2-0 with a win at No. 1. The junior dominated Satral, 6-1, 6-3. Mateus Silva made the score 3-0 with a victory over Frederik Strabo at No. 6. The Purdue freshman won in straight-sets, 6-2, 6-2.
The Badgers were able to win on the remaining four courts including three set wins at Nos. 3 and 4. Billy Bertha evened the score at three with a win at No. 3 over Poziomski. Bertha won, 1-6, 7-6 (7), 6-3. Wikberg clinched the match with a victory at No. 4. Wikberg defeated Dujovne, 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-1.
The Boilermakers return to action on Sunday to face Minnesota.