Feb. 12, 2010
WEST POINT, N.Y. - Despite a pair of singles wins and several close decisions, the University of Connecticut men's tennis team opened the spring season with a 5-2 loss at Army on Friday. The Huskies were led by junior Andrew Marcus (Potomac, Md.) and senior Tom Cook (Pittsford, N.Y.) who both put the team on the board against the Black Knights at the Lictenberg Tennis Center.
Marcus secured a three-set victory from the first singles spot while Cook battled from an early deficit to win his three-set match at No. 5. Marcus defeated Johnny Lucero while Cook took down Alex Holland.
Scott Warden (Boardman, Ohio) was on the bitter end of a three-set decision at No. 2 singles while senior Joe Goldstein (Tucson, Ariz.) suffered a similar fate from the third singles spot. Dave Adams (Andover, Mass.) and freshman Wei Lin (Bayside, N.Y.) were the lone Huskies to fall in two-set decisions to the Black Knights.
UConn fell behind early after the Black Knights swept doubles play. The UConn duos of Marcus and Warden, Goldstein and Cook as well as Adams and Lin, were unable to pull ahead in the season opener in their respective doubles matches.
"It was a great opening match of the spring and it was a great effort by the team," head coach Glenn Marshall said. "We showed a lot of fight, as indicated by the close scores at every position."
The Huskies (0-1) continue the season with a matchup against Stony Brook at West Point, N.Y. on Saturday.
No. 1 Andrew Marcus def. Johnny Lucero, 6-2, 6-7, 6-3
No. 2 Chris Albornoz def. Scott Warden, 7-6,4-6,6-3
No. 3 Tripp Johnson def. Joe Goldstein, 5-7, 7-6, 7-5
No. 4 Rashad Shelton def. Dave Adams, 6-3, 6-3
No. 5 Tom Cook def. Alex Holland, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
No. 6 Andrew Clark def. Wei Lin, 6-4, 7-5
No. 1 Shelton/Donald Van Velzer def. Marcus/Warden, 8-4
No. 2 Lucero/Albornoz def. Goldstein/Cook, 8-6
No. 3 Holland/Clark def. Adams/Lin, 8-6