March 26, 2010
BOSTON - The University of Connecticut men's tennis team earned a 6-1 victory at Boston University on Friday. Sophomore Andrew Marcus (Potomac, Md.) improved to 6-2 this spring from the number one spot in singles with a three-set victory. He headlined the Huskies stellar singles play over the Terriers that led to the win. Marcus trailed after losing the first set to comeback with the win at No. 1.
"This was a very good win over a tough opponent," head coach Glenn Marshall said. "We had close matches in every position, but we pulled through with toughness and experience."
Sophomore Jai Yoon (Bayside, N.Y.) also defeated his opponent in three sets after Josh Friedman tied it up with a win in the second. Yoon captured the overall victory with a 6-3 win in the final set.
Senior Joe Goldstein (Tucson, Ariz.) and sophomore Dave Adams (Andover, Mass.) were both victorious in their singles matches with wins at fourth and fifth singles, respectively. Goldstein evened his spring record at No. 4 with the win while Adams improved to 4-2 from No. 5.
Sophomore Scott Warden (Boardman, Ohio) was in the midst of the third set against Alex Hallenbeck when his Terrier opponent was forced to retire due to injury.
Senior Tom Cook (Pittsford, N.Y.) suffered the lone singles loss by the Huskies and is first loss from the No. 6 spot this spring. Cook lost a 7-5, 6-1 decision to Alex Green.
Cook was also part of the losing UConn doubles team with Goldstein at No. 3. The duo lost an 8-6 decision while the Huskies were able to secure an early match advantage with wins at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles. With the victory at second doubles, Yoon and Adams record now stands at 4-2 on the year.
With a 3-5 spring record and a 6-6-1 overall mark, UConn will host Marist on Tuesday for a 3 p.m. match at the University of Connecticut Tennis Courts.
No. 1 Andrew Marcus (UConn) def. Jeff Chudacoff (BU), 4-6, 7-5, 6-4
No. 2 Jai Yoon (UConn) def. Josh Friedman (BU), 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
No. 3 Scott Warden (UConn) def. Alex Hallenbeck (BU), 7-6, 2-6, 3-1 (player retired due to injury)
No. 4 Joe Goldstein (UConn) def. James Bernstein (BU), 7-6, 6-1
No. 5 Dave Adams (UConn) def. Regis Chang (BU), 7-6, 7-5
No. 6 Alex Green (BU) def. Tom Cook (UConn), 7-5, 6-1
No. 1 Marcus/Warden (UConn) def. Chudacoff/Friedman (BU), 8-3
No. 2 Yoon/Adams (UConn) def. Hallenbeck/Bernstein (BU), 8-4
No. 3 Kring/Vanberckel (BU) def. Goldstein/Cook (UConn) 8-6