Freshman Christopher Toner
Feb. 9, 2014
WEST POINT, N.Y. - The UConn men's tennis team opened their dual match with Army winning the doubles point but came up short, falling in singles play on the way to a 5-2 loss to the Black Knights. The Huskies lost five of the six singles matches played and fall to 3-4 in dual matches this year.
"We got off to a very good start by winning the doubles point "And we did a good job of taking that momentum into the first sets of singles," commented head coach Michael Louis. "Army is a very tough team and they kept fighting. I thought we battled with them the whole way but collectively they played better in some crucial moments than we did."
Freshman Christopher Toner (South Hamilton, Mass.) won the Huskies long singles match, beating Rommel Verano at #3 singles in three sets. Toner won the first and third sets, 6-2 and 6-5, dropping the middle set to Verano 6-3.
The Huskies took the doubles point at the #2 and #3 spots. Toner and junior Jacob Spreyer (Denver, Colo.) teamed to beat Sam Lampman and Verano 6-2 in the #2 slot. At #3 doubles, junior Joshua Palmer (Dalton, Pa.) and freshman Parker Goldstein (Marietta, Ga.) posted a 6-4 win over Peter Sienko and Henry Jang-Milsten.
"This was a good weekend of competition for us against two tough programs and I'm pleased with how we competed. We will take a lot of confidence from these matches."
The Huskies are back on the courts on February 19th when they travel to Boston University.