STORRS, Conn. - The UConn men's tennis team fell to in-state rival Quinnipiac Thursday afternoon, 7-0, on the UConn Tennis Courts. The Huskies played a double header with the women's program in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Huskies will be helping to raise funds for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. You can visit the UConn tennis team page on the Play4Kay.com website to make a gift supporting the cause.
Quinnipiac opened the match by sweeping all three doubles matches to take the early 1-0 lead. The UConn top-doubles team of senior Jacob Spreyer (Denver, Colo.) and sophomore Christopher Toner (South Hamilton, Mass.) lost 8-5 to Kei Ezaka and Jonas Kuwert. At #3 doubles, senior Joshua Palmer (Dalton, Pa.) and junior Zac McEntee (Yorba Linda, Calif.) lost a hard fought 8-7 (4) decision to Luke Roser and Williem van Biezen.
In singles play, Spreyer lost in three sets at #1 to Ezaka, winning the opening set 7-6 before falling 7-5 and 11-9. At #6 singles, McEntee fell in three sets to Kyle Alper. McEntee won the first set 6-4 but came up short 6-3 and 10-4. Freshman Jonathan Edwards (Isle of Palms, S.C.) lost at #4 to Julian Rozenstein, battling in the first set before falling 7-6 and dropping the match 6-2 in the second.
The Huskies will be off until next weekend when they play in the ITA Regional Championship at the National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y., October 16th-19th.