Men’s tennis splits weekend against Purdue, Indiana

first_imgThe Wisconsin men’s tennis team had a bittersweet weekend as the Badgers split between their two opponents. The Badgers, now 3-3 in Big Ten play, showed resilience against the Purdue Boilermakers on Friday but were not able to knock off the conference-leading Indiana Hoosiers Sunday afternoon at Nielsen Tennis Stadium. Friday’s match opened with doubles play, where the No. 70-ranked pair of sophomore Billy Bertha and senior captain Marek Michalicka played its usual solid game in the first doubles position. The duo initially struggled against the aggressive net play from Purdue’s Krisztian Krocsko and Eric Ramos. However, after a key service break, Michalicka and Bertha went ahead 5-3 and kept the momentum for the remainder of the match.“We didn’t start it well, but we still played our game. After the break, we just got our confidence back and they didn’t believe anymore,” Michalicka said.Michalicka and Bertha didn’t lose a game the rest of the match and proceeded to win 8-3. The freshman pair of Rod Carey and Fredik Ask in the No. 3 doubles spot also won 8-6 in a close match against Purdue’s Aaron Dujovne and Marc Kovacs. These two wins were enough to secure the doubles point for Wisconsin despite Petr Satral and Ricardo Martin falling at No. 2.After the initial go ahead, the Badgers’ fortunes were reversed as they lost several consecutive singles matches. Unable to handle the big serve from Kovacs, Martin was the first to fall, losing 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles. Following closely behind were Ask and Carey in the No. 5 and No. 6 spots. Despite facing a 3-1 deficit, the remaining Badgers followed Michalicka’s example and fought back. The senior easily closed out a 6-2, 6-1 match against Tatarczyk. Bertha tied everything with a 6-2, 7-6 victory over Kroscko, leaving the final outcome up to Satral, who secured the victory with a 7-5 third set win.UW head coach Greg Van Emburgh was pleased with the Badgers’ efforts.“It was a great college match,” Van Emburgh said. “Our guys are becoming pretty resilient overall. We have battled injuries and sickness, and our guys are still fighting and competing. That shows a lot of heart on their part, and it paid off today.”Unfortunately, the Badgers were unable to enjoy the victory for very long as Sunday’s match brought a more disappointing outcome. Nature was not on their side as wind and storm threats sullied playing conditions.The doubles matches began under a sunny, cloudless sky, though. Indiana won the toss and chose to serve. The No. 3 doubles pair of Ask and Carey initially struggled to pull away from Indiana’s Dimitrige Tasic and Isade Juneau. However, the Badgers managed to pull out the victory, 8-5.In the No. 2 doubles match, the Hoosiers took an early lead from Satral, and Martin never recovered, losing 8-3. With the help of a huge serving game from Bertha, he and Michalicka won 8-6, giving the doubles point to the Badgers.This excitement faded quickly, though, as the Hoosiers steadily knocked off the Badger’s singles players. Satral could not withstand the aggressive play of Indiana’s Josh MacTaggart and was defeated, 6-1, 6-2. No. 5 Rodney Carey and No. 6 Alex Robles fell soon after Satral, giving the Hoosiers a significant lead of 3-1.Michalicka was more successful, as he improved his winning streak to four matches by taking down Langer in two sets. Things initially looked routine, as the senior Badger went up 4-0 in the opening set. However, as the wind picked up, Michalicka lost focus and allowed to take the lead at 5-4. The Badger regained composure, though, managing to the match at 6 and sending the set into a seven-point tiebreaker.UW was not only dealing with the elements but also a rowdy Indiana squad, as the Hoosiers crowded the sidelines to cheer against the Badgers. Despite the distractions, Michalicka was able to escape with a 7-5 victory in the tiebreak and a first set win. He would go on to secure the match with a dominating second set win of 6-1.“I was up 4-0, 30-love on his serve when I looked around and lost my focus,” Michalicka said. “Then I started to focus on the wind, and everything was bad for me. It’s so hard to play when it’s windy. You don’t hit the ball, you just try to push it more towards the middle of the court. But then I told myself to just keep going for my shots and [play] aggressive.”The Badgers needed both remaining singles players to succeed in order to win the dual. However, Bertha struggled against the high-bouncing kick serve from Indiana’s Santiago Gruter and lost a grueling three-set match, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1. Bertha’s loss secured the win for the Hoosiers, despite a last effort from Ask. Even with a mid-match ankle injury, Ask defeated Claes Goransson, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6.While Bertha was inconsistent in high-pressure situations this weekend, his serve remained steady. He clinched the doubles point with his serve and on Friday won a tie break in the second set. On Sunday, he lost in the third set.Van Emburgh’s disappointment showed, but he is already thinking about Wisconsin’s next matches against Ohio State and Purdue.“We are still a young team and still gaining experience as we are playing matches,” Van Emburgh said. “As long as we are learning from this and improving for the next match, that’s all we can look forward to.”last_img read more

Ryan expects “interesting” clash with Wexford

first_imgPhoto: © Tipp FM Tipperary Senior Hurling boss Michael Ryan expects an interesting semi final in a fortnight’s time after they easily overcame Offaly to set up a last four clash with Wexford.Davy Fitzgerald side caused a major shock after beating Kilkenny with five points to spare yesterday while Tipp saw off the Faithful County by 4-28 to 3-13.Michael Ryan says it’s all to play for now.last_img

GambleAware secures record breaking £8 million, but charity urges industry stakeholders for deeper contribution

first_img Updating the media and markets, Industry charity GambleAware has today confirmed that it has raised record-breaking £8 million in the 12 months ending 31st March 2017.However, despite the upturn in its funding, the charity has detailed that the figure still represents a 20% shortfall of the target set by the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board.An industry policy and best practices stakeholder, GambleAware is responsible for delivering many of the priority actions and provisions set out in the National Responsible Gambling Strategy 2016-19, published by the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board and endorsed by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC).In 2012, the charity was granted the primary responsibility of raising the funds required to deliver this strategy. As such, the charity acts as the commissioner of research, education and treatment services from a wide range of organisations across Great Britain, ensuring funds are allocated and spent efficiently and effectively.Marc Etches, Chief Executive of GambleAware, commented on the update: “GambleAware is committed to minimising gambling-related harm in Great Britain. Our aim is to stop people getting into problems with their gambling and to ensure those that do develop problems receive fast and effective treatment and support.“In Great Britain, it is estimated that 250,000 people have a gambling problem, and another 470,000 are at risk of developing one. However, only 3% of those who need help are currently getting the support they need. We all need to do more to raise awareness of the services available and to ensure sufficient capacity to meet increased demand.“This requires all businesses that profit from gambling to step up to the plate in the next twelve months to help us achieve our objectives. Whilst we continue to see the merits for maintaining the voluntary system of funding for research, education and treatment, our first priority has to be providing sufficient help for all those who seek it, so we would not hesitate in supporting the commencement of a statutory levy if the voluntary system fails to deliver.” Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Related Articles GambleAware: Engage those with lived experience of gambling harms August 28, 2020 Share UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Gold Fields PGA Championship: Nigeria’s Christopher Francis takes lead on Day 1

first_imgNigerian’s Christopher Francis has taken the lead after day one of the 2019 Gold Fields PGA Championships with an opening 65.He is followed by Zimbabwe’s Visitor Mapwanya with 68 in the professional category of the 6th edition of the championship.The day one of the championship recorded shocking results as the foreigners dominated the first round on Wednesday.In previous years, Ghanaian golfers had made strong starts on the way to claiming the trophy.Meanwhile, notable golfers like former champions Vincent Torgah and Emos Korblah played their way to the 4th and 5th spot respectively.About 63 Professionals from Africa are battling for the ultimate prize of GHC 40,000.00 in this four day event.Day 2 of the championship continues today {Thursday| in Damang.Find below the full results f Day 1last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Tuesday, September 2, 2014:•1:16 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1500 block N. Park, Wellington.•9:09 a.m. Officers took a report of found property in the 100 block N. Washington, Wellington.•10:26 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of furniture in the 100 block E. Walnut, Wellington.•3:47 p.m. Brian C. Haas, 24, Wichita, was issued a notice to appear for speeding 54 mph in a 40 mph zone.•3:48 p.m. Injury accident in the 200 block S. U.S. 81, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Vanessa J. Shawn, 24, Wellington, Joyce A. Robinson, 55, Wellington and a fixed object/guide wire owned by the city of Wellington.•4:36 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a known suspect in the 600 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•4:36 p.m. Officers took a report of found property in the 600 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•4:54 p.m. Vanessa J. Shawn, 24, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for inattentive driving.•6:45 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1100 block N. Poplar, Wellington.•8:19 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to a vehicle window in the 1100 block N. Jefferson, Wellington.•10:10 p.m. John C. Chinn II, 41, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for defective       headlight and no proof of insurance.last_img read more

Monday December 30th Local Sports

first_imgORLANDO — Ian Books threw for 247 yards and one touchdown to lead 14th-ranked Notre Dame to a 33-9 victory over Iowa State in the Camping World Bowl. Tony Jones Jr. scored on an 84-yard run and finished with 135 yards rushing. Game MVP Chase Claypool had seven receptions for 146 yards and one TD. Brock Purdy threw for 222 yards without an interception for Iowa State. The sophomore quarterback was unable to get the Cyclones in the end zone, though, after throwing for 27 touchdowns during the regular season. EAST PEORIA, ILLINOIS — The NIACC women will play for 5th place later today at the Illinois Central Holiday Classic after dropping their opening game of the tournament on Saturday but bouncing back in the consolation bracket on Sunday. On Saturday, 13th-ranked Bryant & Stratton College of Wisconsin shut down the Lady Trojans in the fourth quarter, outscoring them 19-5 on their way to a 65-59 win. Sierra Morrow had 20 points, nine blocks and eight rebounds to lead NIACC. On Sunday, the Lady Trojans outscored Sauk Valley Community College of Dixon Illinois 54-11 in the middle two quarters en route to a 94-33 win. Freshmen Shinaana Secody and sophomore Autam Mendez both scored 17 points to lead the way for NIACC. The Lady Trojans will face Sinclair Community College of Dayton Ohio at noon today in the fifth place contest. MASON CITY — The North Iowa Bulls had planned to play their first game at the new downtown Mason City multi-purpose arena on Saturday night, but those plans were foiled by the winter weather in Minnesota that prevented their opponent Alexandria from traveling on Saturday. The game against Alexandria will be scheduled for a date to be determined. Those who had purchased tickets for Saturday night’s game may use them for this Friday’s home game against Breezy Point. If you had tickets and are not able to attend Friday night’s game, tickets can be exchanged for tickets to any remaining regular-season home game this season, or can be refunded starting today. The Bulls this weekend will also host Rochester on Saturday night. Both nights’ opening faceoff is scheduled for 7:30. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eddy Piñeiro’s fourth field goal of the game for Chicago came from 22 yards with 10 seconds left, giving the Bears a 21-19 victory over Minnesota. The Vikings rested their regulars for the playoffs. Piñeiro finished the season with 11 straight made field goals, and the Bears went 8-8 to dodge what would have been a fifth losing record in six years. David Montgomery had 23 carries for 113 yards and a touchdown to cap a strong rookie season for the Bears. Mike Boone rushed 17 times for 148 yards and a score for the Vikings. The Vikings will travel to New Orleans for the opening round of the NFC playoffs this coming Sunday. LINCOLN, Neb. — University of Iowa sophomore center Monika Czinano posted a double-double with 17 rebounds and 16 points in a Big Ten women’s basketball opener Saturday, but the Hawkeyes fell to Nebraska, 78-69, at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. The Hawkeyes (9-3 overall, 0-1 Big Ten) lost for just the second time since Nov. 20. Czinano, the nation’s field goal percentage leader, was 6 of 8 from the field. Iowa senior Kathleen Doyle scored a game-high 19 points and made 10 of 14 free throws. Mason City native Makenzie Meyer scored five points and had two steals in 38 minutes of play. Iowa hosts Illinois on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, a game you can hear on KGLO starting with the pre-game at 1:45. IOWA CITY — Luka Garza had 23 points as 25th ranked Iowa rolled to a 93-51 win over Kennesaw State on Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. Backup center Ryan Kriener had a career high 20 points on nine of nine shooting.Kriener and Garza combined to make 18 of 20 shots in the post.The win was Iowa’s fourth straight as the Hawkeyes improve to 10-3.Iowa coach Fran McCaffery on the play of Kriener.Iowa returns to Big Ten play on Saturday afternoon when they face Penn State at The Palestra in Philadelphia. ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Ryan Pulock and Matt Martin scored less than 2 minutes apart early in the third period and the struggling New York Islanders rallied to beat the Minnesota Wild 3-1. Semyon Varlamov had 25 saves for New York, which won for the second time in six games. Ryan Donato scored for the Wild, which lost in regulation at home for just the third time in 15 games. Minnesota, which has played a league-high 24 road games, began a stretch of 18 of 23 contests at Xcel Energy Center.last_img read more

England make final of the European Amateur Team Championship

first_img England Golf’s men’s team will be searching for a record 12th victory when they play host Sweden in the final of the European Team Championship at Ljunghusen Golf Club.The English team comprising Alex Fitzpatrick, Harry Hall, Ben Jones, Matty Lamb, Tom Plumb and Tom Sloman beat Wales 4-3 in the quarter finals and then defeated Scotland by the same scoreline to advance to the final against the hosts.Sweden started the match play stage of the tournament with a 5 ½ – ½ victory over Germany and then beat Denmark 6-1 to advance to their first final since 2016.England will be bidding to make it third time lucky having lost in the last two finals in France and Austria.Keep track of their progress here. 12 Jul 2019 England make final of the European Amateur Team Championship Tags: England Men’s Teamlast_img read more

Offset: Nadal may return to the track, but Djokovic cannot

first_imgRafa Nadal might be in a position to return to coaching on the slopes this Monday, May 11 from his Academy in Manacor. But Novak Djokovic will proceed to have it banned in Marbella, as will most of the Spanish top-100 ATP and WTA tennis gamers.. It’s the consequence of uneven de-escalated by phases undertaken by the Authorities, which is carried out by provinces.Mallorca enters Part 1, but Barcelona, ​​Madrid, Malaga, Valencia or Castellón will stay in Part 0, and solely the particular person exercises and off-site. In areas the place Part 1 if the partial opening of golf equipment is allowed, below the explicit protocol established by the Spanish Federation in the common framework ordered by the Greater Sports activities Council. Thus, you’ll have to prepare outside, dress carrying masks and gloves and never to use the altering rooms, maintain two meters away, play with new balls, use the racket and foot to choose up the ball and ship it to the opponent, cross the courtroom on the reverse aspector the adversary … The whole lot with freedom of schedules when coping with DAN (Excessive Degree) athletes. The ATP and WTA circuits are stopped, a minimum of, till July 13. But few wager on that date. “I believe we is not going to play this yr”, says Nadal, going additional. The quantity two confessed in an interview with ‘La Voz de Galicia’ that this week he has already set foot on a observe at a good friend’s home. Pablo Carreño, confinement has caught him in Barcelona, ​​and he cannot go to the Equelite de Ferrero Academy in Villena (Alicante). Neither Roberto Bautista You may go to a membership in Castellón, like Feliciano and Verdasco in Madrid. Carla Suárez may in Gran Canaria, the place he went along with his household. Garbiñe Muguruza has been in a position to train in Geneva (Switzerland), the place he has his residence and passes the confinement.Novak Djokovic is in Marbella, the place he performs his preseason at the membership Puente Romano Lodge As a result of his brother Marko and his counselor Pepe Imaz have their faculty there. Final Monday, due to ignorance of the rules, he returned to the observe along with his sparring Carlos Gómez Herrera, and later apologized. Till the 18th, a minimum of, you will be unable to cross balls.last_img read more

Redlands women in a crunch

first_imgUniversity of Redlands women’s basketball coach Jim Ducey can only wonder what would have happened if his Bulldogs had gotten off to a better start. Redlands (13-7, 6-4) lost its first four Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference games, three by a combined margin of 11 points. It has bounced back to win its last six, but that might be too little too late with just four games remaining. Johnson, a senior from San Antonio, led the Coyotes to an 8-1 mark in the month. He is averaging 13.6 points and 4.5 rebounds. He also has 29 steals, 26 assists and 13 blocked shots. Snyder, of Norco, has started all 21 games. The senior is the second-leading rebounder (5.5 rpg) and one of the team’s defensive standouts. Cal State San Bernardino junior Jennifer Joy has been named Penn/CCAA women’s tennis player of the week. Joy, of Palm Desert, won both her singles matches last week, one against Master’s College and one against Hope International. She and doubles partner Leslie Horn split their matches. Joy, the regining CCAA Player of the Year, has 29 career singles wins, one shy of the school record held by her coach, Heather Lehman Langley. She has a chance to tie that record Friday in a match against Cal State Bakersfield. UC Riverside sophomore forward Amber Cox has been named Big West co-player of the week. She averaged 16.5 points, 7 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.5 blocks in two games last week. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! As expected, the Cal State San Bernardino men’s basketball team dropped to second in the Division II West Region rankings released Wednesday. Humboldt State (18-3, 13-3) moved into the top spot while the Coyotes (16-5, 12-4) fell to second after a loss to Cal Poly Pomona. The Broncos (15-6, 11-5) are third. The team that finishes first typically is awarded hosting rights for the postseason tournament. The Coyotes have six games left, including road games this weekend at Chico State and Cal State Stanislaus, both bottom-tier teams in the conference. Meanwhile, the Cal State San Bernardino women moved from eighth to sixth after three wins in five days. The Coyotes (15-6, 11-5) have four wins over teams in the top 10, including one over No. 1 UC San Diego. They will play at No. 2 Chico State on Friday. There are six CCAA teams among the region’s top nine. Cal State San Bernardino basketball players Ivan Johnson and Denise Snyder have been named athletes of the month for January by the Coyotes Athletic Association. center_img A win tonight at frontrunner La Verne (16-5, 9-1) would help, though. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (12-9, 7-3) also stands between the Bulldogs and the top spot. Junior point guard Valarie Katayama (12.2 ppg, 4.8 apg) totaled 23 points and four assists in the Bulldogs’ win over the Athenas on Saturday. Others pitching in are freshman guard Ali Bueno (9.3 ppg), junior forward Alison Lavine (8.4 ppg, 3.9 rpg) and senior defensive standout Rachae Bell. last_img read more