April 16, 2011
STORRS, Conn. - The UConn men's tennis team won a thrilling match over Villanova by a score of 5-2 in BIG EAST tennis action on Saturday. The Huskies also honored their seniors on both the men's and women's teams at the match in Storrs.
"It was a great senior day today for both teams," said Director of Tennis Glenn Marshall. "Each team won their matches, and every senior had a victory on the day. The men were led by Andrew Marcus and Jai Yoon, while the women were led by Emily Herb and Katie Moritz."
To start off the day, UConn took the doubles' point, taking two of the three matches. Jai Yoon and Dave Adams won No. 2 doubles 8-6 over Villanova's David Shaheen and Ryan Peyton. In their match, the Huskies got a break at 6-6 to go up 7-6 and served it out to take the point.
In singles' play, Andrew Marcus was the first to win his match as he was down 4-0 in the first set and ran off six straight games to take the set. He went on to defeat Shaheen 6-4, 7-5.
Ryan Carr was down 5-4 and then tied the set at 5-5 as he held his serve to make the score 6-5. Carr then broke again to take a dramatic first set. He was the second singles' match to give UConn a 3-0 lead in the match.
Jai Yoon fell in No. 3 singles 7-6(5), 5-7, 6-0, while Wei Lin also lost in his singles' match 6-3, 3-6. 6-3.
Dave Adams rolled through his second set after losing the first and went on to win the match in the No. 4 spot 4-6, 6-4, 7-5. Ryan Carr won his match 7-5. 6-4 over Villanova's Kyle Grandin. ¬ Scott Warden clinched the No. 2 singles' match with a 6-4 third set win. He defeated Thomas O'Brien 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.
UConn will take on Marist on Monday, April 18 at 3:30 p.m. in Storrs, Conn.
UConn Men’s Tennis vs. Villanova
UConn 5, Villanova 2
No. 1 - A. Marcus (UC) def Shaheen (VU) 6-4, 7-5
No. 2 - S. Warden (UC) def O'Brien (VU) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
No. 3 - Alenik (VU) def J. Yoon (UC) 7-6(5), 5-7, 6-0
No. 4 - D. Adams (UC) def Peyton (VU) 4-6, 6-1, 7-5
No. 5 - R. Carr (UC) def Grandin (VU) 7-5, 6-4
No. 6 - Colonese (VU) def. W. Lin (UC) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3