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Hoosiers to battle Wisconsin

IU headed to Wisconsin to 'take care of business,' recover from recent losses

The No. 39 men's tennis team will travel to No. 46 Wisconsin Saturday on a business trip of sorts.\n"We are going up there to take care of business and do anything we have to do to get the win," coach Ken Hydinger said. "We have no option of not winning. I surely don't want to see us waste away (last weekend's) Northwestern win."\nThe Hoosiers (10-5, 2-3 Big Ten) are looking to even their Big Ten record after their most recent victory against Northwestern. While the Hoosiers have had the Badgers' number the past two years, including a 6-1 victory in Madison last year, IU is not planning to get by on history alone. \n"(Wisconsin) recently beat Minnesota 5-2, a team which we lost to earlier in the season," Senior Ian Arons said. "It is a Big Ten match, so it is going to be tough"\nWisconsin (10-6, 2-2) enters the match coming off of a 4-3 loss to No. 55 Michigan. \nIndividually for IU, senior Milan Rakvica will be looking to extend his winning streak. Last weekend, Rakvica beat the nation's 20th-ranked singles player, Graydon Oliver of Illinois, and followed that with a win against Brad Erikson of Northwestern. After his performance last weekend, Rakvica was named Co-Big Ten Player of the Week. \nOn the other end of the spectrum, senior Paul Jacobson will be looking to break out of his midseason slump. Jacobson started the spring season hot and carries a 16-13 record. But he has been cooled lately and will be searching for his first Big Ten victory.\n"I've got to keep my first serve in a high percentage of the time," Jacobson said. "I just really have to grind out the match and stay positive."\nOutside of the mental aspects, weather might play a role in the match. Depending on temperatures, the match will be held indoors or outdoors. \nDespite the possibility of an indoor match, the Hoosiers said they are focused on a win.\n"This is one of the better teams Wisconsin has had in awhile, and they are capable of anything," Hydinger said. "We just need to get the job done"

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