Sept. 25, 2009
STORRS, Conn. - On the first day of the UConn Invitational, the University of Connecticut men's tennis team remains was dominant with each member of the team who completed their match winning in singles play. UConn took three of four doubles matches with wins in each flight among the nine teams competing at the University of Connecticut Tennis Courts throughout the weekend.
In the A Singles Flight, UConn went undefeated as three different players tallied four wins on the first day. Sophomore Scott Warden (Boardman, Ohio) defeated Josh Osaacson in straight-sets (6-2, 7-6) while classmate Jai Yoon (Bayside, N.Y.) achieved the same outcome over Boston University's Bill Kring.
Senior Joe Goldstein (Tucson, Ariz.) finished the day with two wins in the A flight after taking down John Burke from Holy Cross to star the day and followed with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Sacred Heart's Jinal Shah.
Junior Andrew Marcus (Potomac, Md.) won his first match of the fall season with a 6-1, 6-2 decision over his Fairfield opponent, Bob Kelly. With a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Holy Cross's Dan Phelan in the B Singles Flight, sophomore Ricardo Cardona (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico) continued the Huskies' success in singles play. Classmate Dave Adams (Andover, Mass.) had his match stopped due to darkness and will continue tomorrow against Erik Kremheller from Fairfield.
The Huskies extended their dominance on the court with three victories in doubles. In A Doubles, Goldstein and Warden defeated Chadd Sullo and Shah from Sacred Heart, 8-4. Yoon and Adams continued their success as a doubles pair with an 8-3 victory over Chris and Phelan of Holy Cross.
Sophomores Matt Burns (Middletown, N.Y.) and Cardona as well as classmate Nic Visinski (Fairfield, Conn.) and freshman Wei Lin (Bayside, N.Y.) each won their respective doubles matches, rounding out the Huskies' early success on Friday. Burns and Cardona fell in their second match of the day to Fairfield.
Play resumes at 8:45 a.m. at the University of Connecticut Tennis Courts.