MThe University of Minnesota Women's Tennis Team defeated Wisconsin, 5-2, at the Baseline Tennis Center on Saturday. The 31st-ranked Golden Gophers improve to 5-1 in the Big Ten and 12-5 overall.
Minnesota clinched the doubles point as Valerie Vladea and Amy Thomas defeated Linda Mues and Lara Vojnov, 8-4, at No. 1. Angela Buergis and Nischela Reddy earned the Golden Gophers' other win with an 8-3 victory at No. 2 doubles over Shana McElroy and Katie McGaffigan.
Buergis led the way in singles as she improved to 6-0 in the Big Ten with a 7-6 (3), 6-1 win at No. 1 over Mues. Thomas defeated McGaffigan at No. 3 singles, 6-3, 6-4. Reddy claimed a 6-4, 6-3 victory at No. 5 over Vojnov. Brandi Watts defeated Teresa Gonzaga, 6-3, 6-4 at No. 6 singles.
Coming off a 1-9 record in the Big Ten last season, Minnesota (12-5, 5-1) will battle unbeaten Northwestern tomorrow for first place in the league. The Wildcats are 5-0 in the Big Ten and have won 29 straight conference matches. Tomorrow's match at the Baseline Tennis Center begins at 11 a.m.
#31 Minnesota 5, Wisconsin 2
No. 1 - Angela Buergis (MN) def. Linda Mues (UW), 7-6 (3), 6-1
No. 2 - Shana McElroy (UW) def. Valerie Vladea (MN), 6-4, 7-5
No. 3 - Amy Thomas (MN) def. Katie McGaffigan (UW), 6-3, 6-4
No. 4 - Lindsay Martin (UW) def. Michaela Havelkova (MN), 4-6, 6-4, (13-11)
No. 5 - Nischela Reddy (MN) def. Lara Vojnov (UW), 6-4, 6-3
No. 6 - Brandi Watts (MN) def. Teresa Gonzaga (UW), 6-3, 6-4
No. 1 - Vladea/Thomas (MN) def. Mues/Vojnov (UW), 8-4
No. 2 - Buergis/Reddy (MN) def. McElroy/McGaffigan (UW), 8-3
No. 3 - Gonzaga/Martin (UW) def. Watts/Havelkova (MN), 8-5