VILLANOVA, Pa. - The UConn men's tennis team dropped a pair of matches over the weekend, losing a 6-1 decision to American Athletic Conference foe Temple and a 5-2 decision on Sunday at Villanova. The Huskies fall to 2-14 on the season and are still looking for their first victory of the spring.
On Saturday, sophomore Chirstopher Toner (South Hamilton, Mass.) recorded the Huskies lone point, picking up a three-set victory at #3 singles. Toner beat Hicham Belkssir, 6-3, 2-6, 6-1. Toner and senior Jacob Spreyer (Denver, Colo.) teamed for a doubles win, beating Belkssir and Nicholas Paulus at #1, 6-3.
On Sunday, Villanova opened the match fighting off the Huskies in doubles play, winning the point after a pair of tie-breaker wins at #1 and #2. Spreyer and Toner lost a tough 9-8 (6) battle at #1 to Kelly Donaldson and Mark Millar. Juniors Zac McEntee (Yorba Linda, Calif.) and Andrew Ginzberg (Woodbridge, Conn.) fell to Chris Seitz and Bradley Noyes, 9-8 (3) at #2.
In singles, Toner picked-up his second win on the weekend with a comeback three-set win over Tim Abbracciamento at #3. After dropping the first set, 6-4, Toner rebounded to win 6-3 and 6-4. Ginzberg picked-up the Huskies other point, winning in three sets as well. Ginzberg dropped the first set to Michael Rosengren, 6-4, but answered with a 6-4 and 10-4 win at #5.
The Huskies are back in action on Wednesday when they travel to Bryant.