Feb. 13, 2010
WEST POINT, N.Y. - Both University of Connecticut tennis teams fell to Stony Brook on Saturday with the men's team losing a 7-0 decision to the Seawolves while the women's tennis team fell 6-1. The matches were played at Army's Lictenberg Tennis Center and marked the conclusion of the opening weekend to the Huskies' spring season.
The men's tennis team (0-2) trailed early after losing each doubles match. Stony Brook extended its lead and denied the Huskies a single point, sweeping singles play with six two-set decisions. Junior Andrew Marcus (Potomac, Md.) and senior Tom Cook (Pittsford, N.Y.) were shutout in each of their final sets at first and fifth singles, respectively. Sophomore Scott Warden (Boardman, Ohio) presented a solid challenge to his Stony Brook opponent despite falling in consecutive 6-4 sets.
Women's tennis (0-1) doubles teams at first and second earned the team an early lead, securing the doubles point with 8-4 and 8-5 wins. Senior Kelley LoRusso (Shoreham, N.Y.) took her first singles match to a tiebreaker before ultimately falling while freshman Abby McKeon (Westford, Mass.) forced a third set after winning the second 6-4. Likewise, junior Emily Herb (Cherry Hill, N.J.) also forced a third set with a second set victory (6-2) at No. 3 singles.
Men's tennis continues the season at home on Feb. 27 with a 1 p.m. match against UMBC at the University of Connecticut Tennis Courts. Women's tennis delves into BIG EAST play immediately with a trip to Ohio to face West Virginia on Feb. 26 and Cincinnati on Feb. 27.
Men's Tennis: Stony Brook 7, Connecticut 0
No. 1 Dil/Wong (SB) def. UConn, 8-2
No. 2 Rummel/Kailaheimo (SB) def. UConn, 8-0
No. 3 Tiwari/Shvartz (SB) def. UConn, 8-3
No. 1 Rummel (SB) def. Andrew Marcus (UConn), 6-2, 6-0
No. 2 Kailaheimo (SB) def. Scott Warden (UConn), 6-4, 6-4
No. 3 Dil (SB) def. Joe Goldstein (UConn), 6-2, 6-4
No. 4 Epstein (SB) def. Dave Adams (UConn), 6-1, 6-4
No. 5 Palash Tiwari(SB) def. Tom Cook (UConn), 6-3, 6-0
No. 6 Max Sztabholz (SB) def. Ricardo Cardona (UConn), 6-3, 6-2
Women's Tennis: Stony Brook 6, Connecticut 1
No. 1 UConn def. Paola Rodolfi/Prerana Appineni (SB), 8-4
No. 2 UConn def. Hanson/Charliquart (SB), 8-5
No. 3 Pieschl/Mehter (SB) def. UConn, 8-5
No. 1 Paola Rodolfi (SB) def. Kelley LoRusso (UConn), 7-6, 6-7 (10-8)
No. 2 Prerana Appineni (SB) def. Alli Campitiello (UConn), 6-2, 6-3
No. 3 Anna Pieschl (SB) def. Emily Herb (UConn), 6-4, 2-6, 6-0
No. 4 Gayatri Krishnan (SB) def. Lauren Wilmarth (UConn), 6-2, 6-4
No. 5 Nini Lagvilava (SB) def. Alexa Gregory (UConn), 6-1, 6-2
No. 6 Fanny Charliquart (SB) def. Abby McKeon (UConn), 6-4, 4-6, 6-1