Sept. 12, 2009
FAIRFIELD, Conn. - The men's tennis team opened the fall season at the Fairfield Doubles Invitational on Saturday. Sophomores Dave Adams (Andover, Mass.) and Jai Yoon (Bayside, N.Y.) won an 8-1 battle to clinch the third flight title.
Adams and Yoon opened competition with an 8-3 victory over Fairfield's Aaron Chan and Mark Kremheller. In the second match, the Connecticut pair took down Dylan Whiting and Nicholai Hill from Bryant, 8-2
An unblemished record out of round robin play led Adams and Yoon to the final against Fairfield's Erik Kremheller and Quinnipiac's Dillion Kraus.
Also competing in flight three, sophomores Ricardo Cardona (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico) and Matt Burns (Middletown, N.Y.) ended the afternoon with a 2-2 record after losing to duos from Fairfield and Quinnipiac. Cardona and Burns earned their win over Bryant's Daniel Cournoyer and Andres Orobitg, in their second match of the afternoon, winning it 8-4.
The Huskies claimed third place finishes in both the first and second flight of the Fairfield Doubles Invitational. Junior Andrew Marcus (Potomac, Md.) and sophomore Scott Warden (Boardman, Ohio) as well as seniors Joe Goldstein (Tucson, Ariz.) and Tom Cook (Pittsford, N.Y.) were victorious over Bryant in their respective third place matches.
Marcus and Warden started things off with a 8-1 win in the first flight before falling to Bryant's Cristian Balestrieri and Juan-Martin Paredes, 8-7 (7-1). After Balestrieri and Paredes fell to Fairfield and the Huskies lost an 8-3 decision to Quinnipiac, Marcus and Warden once again faced Balestrieri and Paredes.
This time, UConn came out the victors to claim the third place finish with an 8-6 win.
In flight two, Goldstein and Cook lost a close 8-6 decision to Fairfield's Ryan Berthod and Dan Sauter. The Connecticut duo was able to recover, winning the next match 8-7 (8-6) against Thomas Nowak and Kevin Gardiner of Bryant. Goldstein Cook were able to put that Bryant pair away again with an 8-3 decision to win the third place match.
The fall season continues for men's tennis with a 3 p.m. match at Hartford on Tuesday.