April 3, 2014
STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut men's tennis team played its first match of the spring on the UConn Tennis Courts, hosting the Bryant Bulldogs Wednesday afternoon. The two teams faced off in a dual match format that featured four doubles and nine singles matches with the Bulldogs coming away with an 8-5 win.
The Huskies took three of the four doubles matches led by the team of junior Wayne Harrell (East Hartford, Conn.) and senior Ryan Carr (Madison, Conn.) who posted an 8-5 win at #1 over Joe Sterrey and Ernesto Arguello. Harrell and Carr won their fourth-straight doubles match and improved to a team-best 16-9 on the year. They are 8-3 this season playing in the #1 double position in dual match play.
The duo of junior Joshua Palmer (Dalton, Pa.) and freshman Parker Goldstein (Marietta, Ga.) posted a win over John Templeman and Oliver Welsh, 8-4, at #3. The sophomore tandem of Andrew Ginzberg (Woodbridge, Conn.) and Zac McEntee (Yorba Linda, Calif.) won their #4 doubles match with Munir Serin and Joshua Rubinstein, 8-6.
The Bulldogs dominated singles play, winning seven of the nine matches contested. The Huskies got a victory at #2 from junior Jacob Spreyer (Denver, Co.), 6-4 and 6-2 over Zachary Morris. Ginzberg picked-up the other UConn win, beating Templeman in three sets at #6. Ginzberg won the first set 6-4, dropped the second 7-6 (2) but rebounded in the third with a 10-6 win. The win gave Ginzberg 10 singles victories on the season.
The Huskies will hit the road this weekend for a pair of matches at Georgetown on Saturday and at Villanova on Sunday.