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Burns and Lin Capture Title at Quinnipiac Invitational on Saturday

Oct. 10, 2009

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HAMDEN, Conn. -Freshman Wei Lin (Bayside, N.Y.) and sophomore Matt Burns (Middletown, N.Y.) took the championship match of B Doubles bracket at the Quinnipiac Men's Tennis Invitational for the University of Connecticut on Saturday.

Lin and Burns defeated Quinnipiac's Chris Nelson and Alex Lazerowich, 8-6 to capture the B Doubles Title.

In A Doubles, sophomores Dave Adams (Andover, Mass.) and Jai Yoon (Bayside, N.Y.) were unable to overcome a pair of Bobcat opponents. Adams and Yoon fell 8-6 to Brian Mikkelson and James Kwei.

A trio of Huskies fine themselves in semifinals singles matches, including Lin and Yoon. Senior Tom Cook (Pittsford, N.Y.) joins his teammates in the semifinals with a berth in the B Singles bracket after defeating Nick Mazzerese in straight sets (6-4, 6-3). Cook earned a 6-1, 6-3 victory in his first match of the afternoon and will take on Fairfield's Erik Kremheller in the quarters.

Lin, in C Singles, will also face an opponent from Fairfield in the semis. Lin won a three-set battle against Jinal Shah from Sacred Heart, 6-3, 1-6, 10-4. Lin surpassed Bobcat's Alex Lazerowich, 6-3, 6-4 in his first match of the day. Aaron Chan and Lin will battle for a berth in the finals on Sunday.

Yoon defeated Mikkelson in singles with a three-set victory in the quarters following a 7-5, 6-1 win against Fairfield's Rob Ferrante to start the day. Yoon will face Kirill Kasyanov (Sacred Heart) as he looks to advance to the finals of A Singles. Senior Joe Goldstein (Tucson, Ariz.) fell in straight sets (6-3, 6-3) to Alex Frakes in his first match of the invitational.

Sophomore Ricardo Cardona (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico) battled back from an early deficit to win a three-set decision in C Singles against Hartford's Jason Sinkoff. Cardona was unable to maintain the momentum in the next, falling 6-4, 6-2 to Ryan Berthod from Fairfield.

Adams lost in straight-sets (7-5 7-5) to Kwei in B Singles after winning his first match 6-3, 6-3 over Tony Wilkey of St. Peter's College.

In D Singles, both UConn players were unable to advance past the first round. Burns lost a challenging match against Dillon Kraus, 7-5 (7-3, 5-7, 10-7 while sophomore Nic Visinski (Fairfield, Conn.) fell 6-3, 6-1 to Fairfield's Bob Kelly.

Singles action concludes on Sunday at the Quinnipiac Indoor Tennis Courts.