March 21, 2009
STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut men's tennis loss its first match following the spring break trip on Saturday. Despite singles' victories from Andrew Marcus (Potomac, Md.) and Thomas Cook (Pittsford, N.Y.), the Huskies fell 5-2 to Georgetown at the University of Connecticut tennis courts.
"This was a BIG EAST battle and a match that has been circled on our calendars for a very long time," said head coach Glenn Marshall. "Our doubles teams struggled holding some early leads. In singles, we fought hard, but Georgetown was tougher down the stretch."
Scott Warden (Boardman, Ohio) and Marcus won an 8-5 decision at No. 2 to deny the Hoyas a sweep in doubles action. Georgetown earned the doubles point and a one point advantage heading into singles play with victories at first and third.
Marcus battled through three sets to come out the victor at No. 2 singles. He lost the first 7-5 before winning the second and third sets. Cook earned a 7-6, 6-4 victory in sixth singles for the first Connecticut point of the day.
Georgetown claimed victories in four of the six singles matches played en route to the 5-2 win against the Huskies.
Men's tennis (6-3) takes on St. John's at home at noon on Sunday.
No. 1 David Tillem (GTown) def. Joe Goldstein (UConn) 6-4, 6-1
No. 2 Andrew Marcus (UConn) def. Michael Clarke (GTown) 5-7, 6-2, 6-3
No. 3 Adam Gross (GTown) def. Joey Michaels (UConn) 6-0, 7-6
No. 4 Andrew Bruhn (GTown) def. Scott Warden (UConn) 6-3, 7-5
No. 5 Tim Walsh (GTown) def. Dave Adams (UConn) 5-7, 7-5, 10-7
No. 6 Thomas Cook (UConn) def. Kenneth Wong (GTown) 7-6, 6-4
No. 1 Tillem/Clarke (GTown) def. Goldstein/Ben Schueler (UConn) 8-5
No. 2 Marcus/Warden (UConn) def. Bruhn/Walsh (GTown) 8-5
No. 3 Gross/Wong (GTown) def. Michaels/Cook (UConn) 8-5