April 22, 2010
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The University of Connecticut men's tennis team was unable to get past Villanova for the second time this season, losing 4-3 to the Wildcats in the first match of the BIG EAST Tennis Championship at Notre Dame. A trio of Huskies were victorious in singles after failing to capture the doubles point against the Wildcats at Leeper Park Tennis Center on Thursday. UConn won the regular season meeting between the two on April 11 by the same margin.
Sophomore Scott Warden (Boardman, Ohio) won a three-set match at No. 3 singles over Alex Hanno. Warden is 8-3 from the third singles spot this season. Junior Andrew Marcus (Potomac, Md.) defeated Alex Leeser for the second time in a two-set 6-4, 6-3 match at No. 1. It was Marcus' eighth victory from the top singles spot this spring.
Senior Tom Cook (Pittsford, N.Y.), who has been a steady presence at No. 6 throughout the spring, won a 6-1, 6-2 match over Liam Bohonnon.
It was a three-set loss suffered at fifth-singles by sophomore Dave Adams (Andover, Mass.) and classmate Jai Yoon (Bayside, N.Y.) with a loss at No. 2 singles that sealed the fate of the Huskies. Both those singles matches were wins in the April 11 match-up against the Wildcats.
Connecticut concludes its spring season with a 5-8 record with an overall record of 8-9-1.