WEST POINT, N.Y. – The UConn men’s tennis team dropped a pair of dual matches on the weekend, falling to both Army West Point and Buffalo by 7-0 scores. The Huskies fall to 3-4 on the season.
“We battled hard and had the opportunity to win the doubles point on courts one and three but couldn’t convert,” commented associate head coach Reinaldo Valor on Friday nights match with Army. ”I’m proud of the effort and putting ourselves in a position to win matches.”
Junior Hank Hill (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) battled Army’s Gregory Shannon to three sets, falling in the first 7-6, rebounding in the second for a 6-4 win before falling a 10-8 fight in the tiebreaker.
On Saturday, the Huskies looked to rebound against the Bulls and started strong in doubles. “The guys came out playing some great doubles! We had another opportunity at the doubles point but could not convert.”
At No. 3, Hill partnered with classmate Jack McLister (Leesburg, Va.) to post a 6-4 win over Matthew Johnson and Nickolas Frisk.
In the singles match-ups, freshman Yili Zheng (Shanghai, China) lost a tough three-setter at No. 1 to Hao Sheng Koay, 6-1, 4-6, 10-5.
I was pleased with the effort and the fight the guys showed today. We are starting to turn the corner and hopefully it will translate in to some wind.”
The Huskies get back on the court on Saturday, February 24th with a match at Fordham.
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