Coming off a duo of losses to highly ranked national opponents, the No. 51 Wisconsin women’s tennis team will look to return to winning form as they take on DePaul at 4:00 PM at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium today.But the Badgers’ greatest opponent may well be their own blue demons as the squad looks to take on the regional rival while still battling a flurry of health problems that have left key players at less than 100 percent and others cycling through the bench.”[I]t appears as though we’ll be playing short-handed again,” head coach Patti Henderson said. “So we have to try to find a way to be successful in the win/loss column with DePaul.”Wisconsin junior Kaylan Caiati, who spent last weekend on the sidelines due to health issues, is expected to bump up to the second singles flight today in place of sophomore Nicole Beck who will likely see her playing time limited to doubles action because of her own ongoing ailment.”You acknowledge that first, because it’s going to be a lot tougher,” senior Lexi Goldin said of going into today’s action with a depleted roster.Still, in DePaul, the Badgers will find a team with quite the international flair. The Chicago-based squad has only two Americans on its roster and neither is expected to start in singles play, offering a stark contrast to the Wisconsin team that is comprised entirely of Americans.Team ace Caitlin Burke, hailing from Cedarburg, Wis., will likely face Beatrix Csordas, who comes from Budapest, Hungary, while Caiati, also a Dairyland native, is expected to take on Gergana Ganeva of Vratza, Bulgaria. Other members of the DePaul starting lineup have passports originating in Croatia, Serbia and Slovakia, while the Badgers’ only non-Midwesterners come to UW by way of California, Georgia and Kentucky.Last year, the Badgers defeated the Blue Demons 5-2, with Burke claiming the clinching point over Ganeva in a 6-2, 6-2 victory that marked the DePaul player’s first drop in an unlucky 13 matches. Ironically, Burke also battled the Chicago-based squad while personally under the weather a year ago, a situation that may well repeat itself as the Badger ace comes off a rough final weekend of February play in which she missed one match due to health considerations and pulled off a convincing victory in another despite coughing audibly on the court.”I haven’t been feeling very good for the last week or so,” Burke commented after her decisive victory last year. “I try not to think about, it’s hard though. I have a cold.”Having claimed only one of 14 points last weekend — with Burke being the sole singles victor — various members of the Wisconsin squad will look to regain their winning ways today in what will be the team’s final match before spring break play in sunny southern California — a location that may actually do some good for a physically ailing squad.
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Riley Osen and Kelsey Buffum.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” A couple of Winfield runners traveled west to participate in the State Security Bank Wheat Run and took home first place medals Saturday morning.Riley Osen, a two-time Class 4A state champion in cross country and the one-mile and two-mile runs in track, dominated the run at the 2015 Kansas Wheat Festival in Wellington. He swept both the 5K and one mile race in rather dominating fashion.Osen ran the 5K, equivalent to 3.2 miles, in 18.28 minutes. He then ran the mile run in 5:13.Osen is getting NCAA Division 1 offers.On the womenâ€™s side, Kelsey Buffum of Winfield, won the womenâ€™s division with a 21.59 time in the 5K race. Buffum is a runner for the Southwestern womenâ€™s cross country team.The race attracted 139 races. It was the first downtown wheat run in a number of years. Originally it was a downtown race run by First National Bank, now Impact Bank, of Wellington. Dr. John Anders took the Saturday morning race about a decade ago and it was run as a cross country race.State Security Bank took it back over this year and brought it back downtown.The placings are here:Â 2015 Wheat Run Results placing 7-15-15 PlacesÂ The times are here:Â 2015 Wheat Run Results placing 7-15-15 TimesFollow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments