Women’s Tennis: Badgers halt seven-game skid in time for end of season

first_imgThis weekend the Wisconsin Women’s Tennis Team was matched up with the University of Iowa and finally stole a “w.” The team was hoping for a victory to finish out this season after suffering through a seven-match losing streak.Pulling off this win allowed the Badgers to finish the season on a high note. This win came at a 4–1 margin over Iowa, who are 2–9 in the Big Ten and 10–14 overall. The Badger’s record for the season is 3–8 in the Big Ten and 9–14 overall.Wisconsin was off to a good start by winning the doubles point, which is one of the two victories necessary for forming an upset. Wisconsin’s No. 1 doubles pair, junior Sara Castellano and freshman Lexi Keberle defeated the No. 63 duo in the nation 6–3, gaining Wisconsin’s first point in the match.Softball: Badgers finish off Boilermakers at home Sunday to win seriesThe University of Wisconsin Softball Team (22–17, 6–6 Big Ten) played host to Purdue (13–34, 4–10 Big Ten) in a Read…The No. 2 doubles slot, consisting of sophomore Melissa Pick and freshman MaryAnn Rompf, also snatched a victory, by defeating their opponents 6–2.In the singles competition, Iowa was able to even up the match 1–1, defeating freshman MaryAnn Rompf 6–1, 6–4. However, the Badgers luckily bounced back thanks to the victories of Castellano, Pick and sophomore Michelle Linden, which ultimately resulted in the Badgers gaining back four points.Pick secured the first victory, defeating Iowa’s Adorabol Huckleby 6–0, 6–2. Michelle Linden immediately followed with another victory winning in straight sets. She quickly defeated her opponent sophomore Adrienne Jensen 6–3, 6–1. To close out the season, Castellano pulled out a victory 7–6, 6–1 against Iowa’s Zoe Douglas.Reflecting on this season overall, it is clear that the Badgers most definitely have some work to do in order to be more successful next year.last_img read more

Andre Ayew’s goals won 16 points for Swansea to help them qualify for Championship playoffs

first_imgGhana captain, Andre Ayew, has been a major factor in Swansea making it into the Championship playoffs this season.While his impressive overall performances have constantly earned him praise from his teammates, fans and manager – who made him vice-captain – it’s his goals that have really made a difference for his side.Ayew netted 15 goals for Swansea and set up seven more for his teammates as they edged Nottingham Forrest out of the final playoff place by one goal.His goals came at crucial points for the Swans as they ensured that they made away with 16 points from those matches.More from Citi Sports Five times this season, Andre Ayew’s goals have ensured that Swansea have finished games with all three points.In October 2019, Ayew’s goal against Charlton proved to be the decider in Swansea’s 2-1 win.He then scored a brace in his side’s 3-1 win over Middlesbrough in December, before scoring an 82nd-minute winner against Luton Town days later.Ayew scored the winner when Swansea took on Wigan in the new year and then netted the second in the Welsh club’s 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday earlier in July.He also netted the leveller for Swansea in their 1-1 draw with Blackburn earlier in the season.Although not all the goals have directly been responsible for Swansea securing points, he has also scored in games in which they picked up crucial points.He found early goals in draws with Barnsley, Blackburn (in February) and crucially against Nottingham Forest as well.See all of Andre Ayew’s goals had ever scored for Swansea prior to the break belowlast_img read more