Oct. 11, 2009
HAMDEN, Conn. - Three players on the University of Connecticut men's tennis team were halted in the semifinals of the Quinnipiac Invitational on Sunday. Two players fall in three sets in their respective matches at the Quinnipiac Indoor Tennis Courts.
Sophomore Jai Yoon (Bayside, N.Y.) fell in three sets to Kirill Kasyanov of Sacred Heart in the semifinal match of A Singles. Yoon had earned a spot in the quarters with a three-set victory and was unable to hold on to his lead in the match against Kasyanov. Kasyanov went on to win the bracket with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Quinnipiac's John Hughes.
It was a similar situation for senior Tom Cook (Pittsford, N.Y.) in the B Singles bracket. After winning the first set (6-2) Cook fell in the final two sets, losing the match 2-6, 7-5, 10-7 to Erik Kremheller of Fairfield.
Freshman Wei Lin (Bayside, N.Y.) fell 7-6, (7-5) to Aaron Chan of Fairfield in the semifinal match of the C Singles bracket at the invitational.
On Sunday, sophomore Matt Burns (Middletown, N.Y.) and Lin won the B Doubles Title with an 8-6 win over the Bobcat's Chris Nelson and Alex Lazerowich.
Men's tennis continues the season at Quinnipiac with a match scheduled for Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.