April 18, 2014
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The UConn men's tennis team fell to the #26 ranked USF Bulls on Friday morning, 4-0, in the first round of the American Athletic Conference Championship being held at the University of Memphis. The Huskies season comes to an end with an 8-12 record on the year.
The Bulls grabbed the early lead by winning the doubles point. At #3, Vadym Kalyuzhnyy and Finn Meinecki defeated UConn's Joshua Palmer (Dalton, Pa.) and Parker Goldstein (Marietta, Ga.), 8-4. At #2, the #81 nationally ranked doubles team of Oliver Pramming and Ignacio Gonzalez-Muniz sealed the point with an 8-2 win over Jacob Spreyer (Denver, Colo.) and Christopher Toner (South Hamilton, Mass.).
In singles play, USF took a commanding 3-0 lead with wins at #3 and #5. Sasha Gozun notched a 6-0 and 6-1 win over senior Ryan Carr (Madison, Conn.) at #3 and Gonzalez-Muniz beat Goldstein, 6-0 and 6-0, at #5.
The Bulls put the match away with a win at #1 from #43 nationally ranked Roberto Cid who beat junior Wayne Harrell (East Hartford, Conn.), 6-1 and 6-2.
The tournament continues on Saturday with semifinal round.