WEST POINT, N.Y. - The UConn men's tennis team opened their spring season over the weekend at West Point facing the Army Black Knights and Stony Brook Seawolves. The Huskies were blanked by Stony Brook, 7-0, and lost to the Black Knights 4-1 in a match played in championship tournament format.
In Saturday's loss to Stony Brook, junior Andrew Ginzberg (Woodbridge, Conn.) lost a tough battle at #5 singles to Brandon Stone, falling 7-6 and 7-6. Sophomore Christopher Toner (South Hamilton, Mass.) lost 6-2 in the first set but lost a tough 7-5 decision in the second set at #2 singles to Alexandre Felisa.
On Sunday, the Huskies got off to a strong start by winning the doubles point. At #2, the duo of senior Joshua Palmer (Dalton, Pa.) and freshman Jonathan Edwards (Isle of Palms, S.C.) posted a 6-3 win over Austin McCasin and Michael Sienko. Ginzberg and sophomore Parker Goldstein (Marietta, Ga.) clinched the point at #3, beating Peter Sienko and Michael Nguyen, 6-4.
The Black Knights bounced back and swept the #3 through #6 singles matches to take the match. Palmer lost a tough battle at #6, falling 6-2 and 7-6 (8-6) to Ben Davies.
UConn will be off until February 28th and March 1st when they head to Lehigh to face Fairliegh Dickinson and the Mountain Hawks.
Stony Brook 7, UConn 0
1. Felisa/Morales (SBU) def. Spreyer/Toner (UConn) 6-3
2. Termat/Kauffmann (SBU) def. Palmer/Edwards (UConn) 6-3
3. Hoffman/Stone (SBU) def. Ginzberg/Goldstein (UConn) 6-4
1. R. Termat (SBU) def. J. Spreyer (UConn) 6-2, 6-2
2. A. Felisa (SBU) def. C. Toner (UConn) 6-2, 7-5
3. T. Hoffman (SBU) def. J. Edwards (UConn) 6-2, 6-1
4. J. Morales (SBU) def. P.Goldstein (UConn) 6-1, 6-2
5. B. Stone (SBU) def. A. Ginzberg (UConn) 7-6, 7-6
6. K. Kauffmann (SBU) def. J. Palmer (UConn) 6-2, 6-3
Army 4, UConn 1
1. Spreyer/Toner (UConn) vs. Van Velzer (Army) 4-5 DNF
2. Palmer/Edwards (UConn) def. McCasin/Sienko (Army) 6-3
3. Ginzberg/Goldstein (UConn) def. Sienko/Nguyen (Army) 6-4
1. A. Van Velzer (Army) led J. Spreyer (UConn) 6-2, 6-7 DNF
2. C. Best (Army) led C. Toner (UConn) 6-3, 5-4 DNF
3. A. McCasin (Army) def. J. Edwards (UConn) 6-3, 6-2
4. M. Nguyen (Army) def. P.Goldstein (UConn) 6-3, 6-0
5. M. Sienko (Army) def. A. Ginzberg (UConn) 6-3, 6-3
6. B. Davies (Army) def. J. Palmer (UConn) 6-2, 7-6 (8-6)