MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The 46th annual Milwaukee Tennis Classic has come to a close this past weekend after three days of both singles and doubles play from the ITA Gold-Level Event which awards the singles champions an automatic wildcard into the ITA National Fall Championships.
Featuring representatives from over 20 Division I programs, the Milwaukee Tennis Classic offers a unique opportunity for both new and returning collegiate players to gain valuable experience against other high-level collegiate players from across the country early on in the fall season.
In Women’s Singles, it was the freshman phenom, Madison Sieg, from USC who took home the Title and the automatic berth into the ITA Fall Championships. Coming to The Women of Troy as the No. 5 ranked recruit in the country, Sieg made the most of her collegiate debut, defeating teammate and No. 85 ranked Naomi Cheong 7-6 (3), 6-2 in the Championship Match.
Keeping with The Women of Troy, it was Sieg and teammate Cheong pairing up to win the Women’s Doubles Title at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic. Entering the tournament as the top seed, Sieg and Cheong took down Chie Kezuka and Miska Kadleckova of Iowa State in the Championship Match to secure the USC sweep on the women’s side of play.
With the wins at the 2022 Milwaukee Tennis Classic, Sieg becomes the fourth USC player to be crowned the Women’s Singles Champion joining the likes of Angela Kulikov (2019), Linda Siegel (1981), and Diane Desfors (1976), while in doubles, Sieg and Cheong mark the first Women’s Doubles Champions for USC at this event.
In Men’s Singles, the Virginia Commonwealth junior Matisse Bobichon took home the Men’s Singles Title to earn his spot in the upcoming Fall Championships. Similarly to Sieg, Bobichon took down a teammate in the Singles Final, winning 6-2, 6-2 over Maxence Bertimon to take home the Title.
The win marks the first time a VCU player has won the Milwaukee Tennis Classic since 2000, and for Bobichon, this result builds on a strong year in 2021-22 in which he finished with a 29-7 singles record and was named First Team All-Atlantic Ten.
Finally, in Men’s Doubles, the Harvard pairing of Ronan Jachuck and Danny Milavsky came out victorious after taking down the No. 4 ranked doubles team in the Preseason ITA Collegiate Tennis National Rankings in Charles Bertimon and Maxence Bertimon (VCU).
This marked the second consecutive season in which the Crimson has taken home hardware at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic after Henry von der Schulenberg won the Men’s Singles Title last year.