Hello Friends of Badger Men’s Tennis!
Hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving and are looking forward to the holidays. Your Badgers are wrapping up the semester and in the midst of final exams at the moment.
Since our last update, Gabriel Huber and Michael Minasyan played at the ITA Fall Nationals and picked up a very impressive win over All-American Championship Finalist Seggerman/Cernoch of North Carolina. After their fantastic fall, Huber and Minasyan are now ranked #24 in the Nation!
The rest of team competed at the annual Big Ten Individual tournament to wrap up our fall season. We had nice performances from several guys and each player there picked up multiple wins. The highlight of the weekend was Sebastian Vile advancing all the way to the finals. Click HERE for a full recap of the weekend of Fall Nationals and Big Ten Individuals.
We are also extremely excited to announce our Fall 2023 signing class. Next year we lose some key players, and we look forward to this freshman class stepping in well. We signed two top European Players—Oliver Olsson from Germany and Tomas Zlatohlavek of the Czech Republic. Oliver has been one of the top German juniors for many years now and he has represented his country at the prestigious European Championships in 2021. Tomas has made very steady progress and recently made the semifinals of the Czech Men’s National Championships.
We also signed the top two players from Minnesota in Matthew Fullerton and Collin Beduhn. Both are 5-Star US recruits and are competing at the highest levels of USTA tournaments. Coincidently, they played each other in MN HS State Singles Finals in an epic 4 hour final! Full Release with more details on our signing class can be found HERE.
The spring team season is just around the corner and we open at home versus two 2022 NCAA Tournament Teams right out of the gate. We host the always tough DePaul on Friday Jan. 20 at 530pm. Then next day we try to avenge a 4-3 loss last season vs Princeton on Saturday Jan. 21 at 5pm.
Our full schedule can be found HERE and attached is our printable schedule. There is an “Add to Calendar” feature on the webpage so you will never forget when we play! We are very excited for the upcoming season and hope to get some great home crowds. Last year, our fans helped us to a 7-2 home record and we hope to keep that momentum this season.
Wishing all of you and your families Happy Holiday and see you at Nielsen Tennis Stadium or on the road this spring!