Sept. 23, 2009
SMITHFIELD, R.I. - With a 5-2 victory at Bryant, the University of Connecticut men's tennis team continued its fall season success on Wednesday. The top three UConn singles players were also successful in doubles action against the Bulldogs helping the Huskies remain undefeated in match play with a 3-0 record.
Senior Joe Goldstein (Tucson, Ariz.) and sophomore Scott Warden (Boardman, Ohio) battled in No. 1 doubles to come out the victors of a 9-7 decision. Sophomores Jai Yoon (Bayside, N.Y.) and Dave Adams (Andover, Mass.) continued to find their stride this year with an 8-3 victory to clinch the doubles point over the Bulldogs.
Goldstein continued his success as did Warden in first and second singles, respectively. Goldstein and Warden both earned straight-set victories over their Bryant opponents. At No. 1, Goldstein took a 6-3, 6-2 victory while Warden won a 6-2, 6-3 match.
Likewise, Yoon won in two sets in third singles with a 6-3, 7-6 match over Kevin Gardiner. Sophomore Ricardo Cardona (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico) claimed a 6-1, 6-4 win over Bryant's Andres Orobitg.
"This was a very nice win for the team today," head coach Glenn Marshall said. "We were led by great performances from Joe Goldstein, Jai Yoon, and Scott Warden. Each of those players were winners in doubles and singles."
The Bulldogs won their two points with victories at fourth and fifth singles as Adams and Matt Burns (Middletown, N.Y.) each fell. Adams tied the match with a 6-4 set win in the second against Nicholai Hill at No. 4 singles before losing the match with a 10-7 loss in the final set. Burns lost his fifth singles match, 6-0, 6-1.
Men's tennis hosts the UConn Invitational this weekend, of which Bryant will be a part of, on Sept. 25-27 at the University of Connecticut Tennis Courts.
No. 1 Joe Goldstein (UConn) def. Cristian Balestrieri (Bryant) 6-3, 6-2
No. 2 Scott Warden (UConn) def. Juan Paredes (Bryant) 6-2, 6-3
No. 3 Jai Yoon (UConn) def. Kevin Gardiner (Bryant) 6-3, 7-6
No. 4 Nicholai Hill (Bryant) def. Dave Adams (UConn) 6-4, 4-6, 10-7
No. 5 Tom Nowak (Bryant) def. Matt Burns (UConn) 6-0, 6-1
No. 6 Ricardo Cardona (UConn) def. Andres Orobitg (Bryant) 6-1, 6-4
No. 1 Goldstein/ Warden (UConn) def. Balestrieri/ Paredes (Bryant) 9-7
No. 2 Yoon/ Adams (UConn) def. Gardiner/ Nowak (Bryant) 8-3
No. 3 Hill/Dan Cournoyer (Bryant) def. Burns/ Cardona (UConn) 8-6