Oct. 6, 2013
HAMDEN, Conn. - Rain forced cancellation of Sunday’s play at the Quinnipiac Men’s Invitational, denying several members of the UConn men’s tennis team the chance to compete for flight championships.
In A flight singles, UConn junior Wayne Harrell (East Windsor, Conn.) swept through opponents Chris Seitz of Villanova and Patrick Sell of Quinnipiac and was set to meet Dana Parziale of Bryant in the semifinals when rain cancelled the event.
In C flight singles, UConn sophomore Zac McEntee (Yorba Linda, Calif.) also won two matches, before the weather wiped out his semifinal match against Munir Serin of Bryant.
UConn had two semifinalists on opposite sides of the bracket in D flight singles as junior Joshua Palmer (Dalton, Pa.) was about to play Villanova’s Tim Abbracciamento and sophomore Parker Cohen (Plano, Texas) was set to challenge Luis Miranda of Villanova when play was halted.
In A flight consolation singles, UConn sophomore Mark HoSang (Bedford, N.H.) won his way to the finals before he bowed to Sacred Heart’s Justin Pagan, 8-4.
In the A flight doubles matches, which were completed Saturday, UConn junior Jacob Spreyer (Denver, Co.) and freshman Chris Toner (South Hamilton, Mass.) reached the semifinals before losing to Villanova’s Seitz and Bradley Noyes, 8-6, while UConn’s Harrell and senior Ryan Carr (Madison, Conn.) also made it to the semis, then bowed to Villanova’s Thomas O’Brien and Kelly Donaldson, 8-6.
In the B consolation doubles flight, UConn’s Cohen and HoSang won their way to the championship match before losing an 8-6 decision to Quinnipiac’s Alain Grullon and Luke Rosner.
Overall in the event, UConn posted a 17-14 record in 31 matches. The Huskies’ fall season continues Thursday, when they return to Hamden to meet Quinnipiac in a dual match.
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