Feb. 12, 2012
WEST POINT, N.Y. - The Connecticut men's tennis program dropped its second straight match of the weekend, falling to Army by a score of 5-2 today in West Point, N.Y. Senior Dave Adams and sophomore Ryan Carrwon their singles matches for the Huskies.
Dave Adams went an impressive 3-1 over the weekend.
Adams combined with junior Wei Lin to take their match at No. 2 doubles, 8-7. UConn's No. 1 duo of Scott Warden and Jacob Spreyer fell 8-6, as did Ryan Carr and Teddy Margules at the No. 3 pairing, 8-3.
The UConn men got off to a slow start in the doubles, until Adams and Lin got a break to go up 3-2 in games. They got broken back 4 games later and Army evened the score at 6-6 in games. Army held serve the next game to go up 7-6. Lin served out a quick game to send it to a deciding tie-breaker. The duo got down 3-1 in the breaker and fought their way back. At 5-4, Adams was to serve and he served up a big first serve down the middle of the court and Army was unable to return it. 6-4 in the tiebreak, Adams had another great first serve and Lin put away the easy volley to clinch that doubles match.
In singles play, Dave Adams got a quick point for the Huskies by posting a straight-sets victory. At number 5 singles, Carr won a decisive first set. He was unable to carry that momentum into the second. In the third set, he was broken early. He broke back to even the set at 4-4 in games. He was then able to hold serve to go up 5-4. While returning, he fought hard and after many long rallies, he capitalized on his first match point to clinch the set 6-4.
In singles play, Warden dropped his No. 1 match, 6-4, 6-0 with Spreyer and Lin both dropping their matches at No. 2 and 3.
UConn will be off until March 2 when the Huskies travel to Boston, Mass., to face Boston University.
Army 5, Connecticut 2 Doubles
1 Isoh/Jang-Milsten (A) def. Warden/Spreyer, 8-6 2 Adams/Lin (C) def. Holland/Verano , 8-7 (4)
3 Shelton/Sienko (A) def. Carr/Margules, 8-3
1 Asika Isoh (A) def. Scott Warden, 6-4, 6-0 2 Alex Van Velzer (A) def. Jacob Spreyer, 6-0, 6-4 3 Alex Holland (A) def. Wei Lin, 7-5, 6-1 4 Dave Adams (C) def. Henry Jang-Milsten, 6-4, 6-2
5 Ryan Carr (C) def. Rommel Verano, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 6 Pete Williams (A) def. Teddy Margules, 6-4, 6-1