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April 25, 2002

COLUMBUS, Ohio-The University of Wisconsin, the No. 10 seed in the 2002 Big Ten Men’s Tennis Tournament, upset No. 7 Iowa in opening round play at the Stickney Tennis Center. David Hippee clinched the match for the Badgers, at the No. 4 position, defeating Iowa’s Hunter Skogman, 6-2, 7-5.

The Badgers advance to the quarterfinals to play No. 2-seed Ohio State at 10 a.m. Friday. Wisconsin started the match on top by winning the doubles point. In the No. 2 position, Justin Baker and Danny Westerman defeated Jake Wilson and Hunter Skogman, 8-6. The Badgers’ Alex Kasarov and David Hippee crushed Pete Rose and Petar Mandic, 8-1, at the No. 3 position.

UW shut out the Hawkeyes at the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 4 positions. Danny Westerman defeated Stuart Waters, 6-3, 6-1. Scott Rutherford defeated Jake Wilson, 6-1, 6-4.

(7) Iowa 0 (12-10, 4-7) (10) Wisconsin 4 (9-12, 3-8)

Singles**
(1) Danny Westerman (WIS) (14-6, 7-3) def. Stuart Waters (IA) (21-14, 6-4) 6-3, 6-1
(2) Scott Rutherford (WIS) (12-8, 5-5) def. Jake Wilson (IA) (12-20, 2-8) 6-1, 6-4
(3) Petar Mandic (IA) (14-15, 4-6) vs. Alex Kasarov (WIS) (7-13, 4-6) Abandoned
(4) David Hippee (WIS) (6-14, 3-7) def. Hunter Skogman (IA) (13-11, 7-2) 6-2, 7-5
(5) Justin Gaard (IA) (13-18, 3-7) vs. Scott Green (WIS) (7-12, 2-8) Abandoned
(6) Pete Rose (IA) (16-10, 6-4) vs. Justin Baker (WIS) (3-6, 1-5) Abandoned

Doubles **
(1) Waters/Gaard (IA) (12-13, 4-6) vs. Green/Rutherford (WIS) (12-8, 6-4)Abandoned
(2) Baker/Westerman (WIS) (8-3, 6-1) def. Wilson/Skogman (IA) (16-9, 6-3) 8-6
(3) Kasarov/Hippee (WIS) (2-6, 0-4) def. Rose/Mandic (IA) (12-9, 3-5) 8-1

** Records entering Big Ten Tournament.