NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The UConn men’s tennis team opened their season over the weekend competing at the Connecticut State Championship at Yale University. A pair of freshmen for the Huskies had impressive debuts in their first collegiate action.
In the “B” singles draw, freshman Justin Warren (Durham, N.C.) played his way into the semifinals. Warren opened his tournament with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Harrison Max of Hartford. Warren advanced into the quarters with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Joe Motta from Marist.
On day two, Warren knocked off teammate, junior Parker Goldstein (Marietta Ga.) in three sets, 6-3, 2-6 and 10-8. Goldstein played his way to the quarters with wins over Francisco Del Valle from Sacred Heart, 6-3, 6-2 and Anthony Caputo from Farfield, 6-4 and 6-3.
In the semis, Warren fell to Marist’s Dylan Fletcher 6-1 and 6-1.
In the doubles draw, senior Zac McEntee (Yorba Linda, Calif.) and freshman Hank Hill (Ponte Vedre Beach, Fla.) teamed to win a pair of matches and advance to the semifinals. The duo opened with a 6-3 win over Anthony Santino and Matthew Supernant of Sacred Heart. They posted a quarterfinals win over Caputo and Luke Lemieux of Fairfield, 6-3. Their run ended in the semis with a 6-2 loss to Quinnipiac’s Roser and Zaretsky.
McEntee, Hill and sophomore Jonathan Edwards (Isle of Palms, S.C.) all earned singles wins in the main draw as well. McEntee posted a 6-3, 6-2 win over Sacred Heart’s Del Valle. Hill won his opening match with Ben Teicher of Quinnipiac, 6-1 and 6-2. Edwards won his opener, 6-3, 6-0, over Nicholas Sharwarko of Hartford.
The Huskies will be back in action next weekend when they host their annual fall tournament, the UConn Invitational, September 25th-27th.