STORRS, Conn. - The UConn men's tennis team hosted their first dual match of the fall season taking on the Marist Red Foxes Tuesday afternoon. The Huskies won the doubles point but came up short in singles play falling to the Red Foxes, 4-3, on the University of Connecticut Tennis Courts. The Huskies fall to 2-1 in dual matches this fall with the loss.
UConn opened Tuesday's match with matching 8-6 wins at #1 and #2 doubles to grab the doubles point. Senior Jacob Spreyer (Denver, Colo.) and sophomore Christoper Toner (South Hamilton, Mass.) beat Joe Motta and Fredrik Bjerke, 8-6, at #1 to improve to 5-2 as a team on the young season. Sophomore Parker Goldstein (Marietta, Ga.) and freshman Jonathan Edwards (Isle of Palms, S.C.) picked up their fourth win of the season playing doubles together, beating Justin Chanthalangs and Joseph Dube at #2.
The Huskies got singles wins from Toner and Edwards but came up short in the other four singles matches, losing three in three sets. Toner posted a 6-1 and 6-2 win over Jan Dernic at #2. Edwards continued his strong start to the season winning his sixth-straight match in beating Bjerke, 7-5, 2-6 and 10-7 at #4. Edwards is now a team best 8-2 on the year.
Spreyer lost a tough battle at #1 to Rudolf Kurz, winning the first set 6-3, dropping the second 7-6 (6) and falling in the third, 11-9. Goldstein lost in three sets to Dube at #3. Goldstein won 6-3 in the first but fell 6-2 and 10-7. At #6, junior Zac McEntee (Yorba Linda, Calif.) dropped the first set to Timo Tanzer, 6-2, rebounded for a 7-5 win in the second set but fell in the third, 10-5.
The Huskies will remain at home this weekend when they host the annual UConn Invitational.