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Men's Tennis Concludes Opening Day of Northeast Intercollegiate Invitational

Sept. 18, 2009

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The University of Connecticut men's tennis team continued the season at the Northeast Intercollegiate Tournament hosted by Brown University on Friday with play to continue through the weekend.

Senior Joe Goldstein (Tucson, Ariz.) won a three-set decision over Ryan Berthod in the No. 3 singles flight. Goldstein won the first set (6-3) before Berthod tied the match with a second-set 6-1 victory. Goldstein secured the overall win with another 6-3 set victory over his Fairfield opponent.

Outcomes in the fourth singles flight were split for the Huskies as sophomore Jai Yoon (Bayside, N.Y.) was victorious over Brian Garber from Boston College while sophomore Dave Adams (Andover, Mass.) was unable to hang on to an early lead in his three-set loss to Fairfield's Aaron Chan.

Yoon claimed the victory in a two-set decision while sophomore Nic Visinski (Fairfield, Conn.) was able to do the same in his seventh singles battle against Hofstra's Jason Sinkoff. Visinski surpassed his opening round opponent by a 6-2, 6-4 margin.

In fifth singles, sophomore Ricardo Cardona (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico) won his opening round match over Seth Rogers from Brandeis, 6-0, 7-6 (3). Senior Tom Cook (Pittsford, N.Y.) was not able to find the same success in the fifth flight suffering a 6-4, 6-3 loss to Sven Sjoerds of Fairleigh Dickinson.

As in the fourth and fifth singles flights, the sixth flight outcomes were split with freshman Wei Lin (Bayside, N.Y.) finding himself on the better end of a three-set (3-6, 6-3, 6-2) decision while sophomore Matt Burns (Middletown, N.Y.) was on the bitter end of a 6-1, 6-4 loss.

 

 

Yoon and Adams won two-straight matches on Friday with an 8-7 win to start the day and an 8-7 (3) victory to follow.

After an opening round loss in No. 1 doubles, Goldstein and Scott Warden (Boardman, Ohio) took down a duo from Dartmouth. The Connecticut pair lost an 8-4 decision to a doubles team from Brown to start the competition.

Cardona and Burns split the day as well with an early 8-5 loss to Fairleigh Dickinson followed by an 8-5 win over a Bryant pair in the second doubles flight.

In the third doubles flight, Cook and Lin fell in both of their matches with an 8-5 loss to a pair from Boston College followed by an 8-7 (5) loss to a duo from Bryant.

Player resumes on Saturday with the Northeast Intercollegiate Invitational concluding play on Sunday.

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