Oct. 10, 2013
HAMDEN, Conn. -
The UConn men's tennis team lost its first head-to-head dual match of the fall season as it bowed to Quinnipiac, 6-1, Thursday on the Bobcats' home courts.
UConn junior Wayne Harrell (East Windsor, Conn.) earned the lone point for the Huskies (3-1) when he came from behind to defeat Quinnipiac's Kei Ezaka, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4) in singles. Harrell and senior teammate Ryan Carr (Madison, Conn.) also defeated Quinnipiac's Eric Ambrosio and Patrick Sell in doubles, 8-3, but the Bobcats (3-0) won the other two doubles matches to capture the point.
UConn freshman Parker Goldstein (Marietta, Ga.), sophomore Zac McEntee (Yorba Linda, Calif.), and sophomore Andrew Ginzberg (Woodbridge, Conn.) each fought through three sets before falling short. Ginzberg lost an especially tough battle to Quinnipiac's Ryoma Haraguchi, 7-6 (4), 6-7 (7-9), 10-6.
"We knew today's match was going to be a competitive one," said UConn coach Michael Louis. "All the credit to Quinnipiac's players for stepping it up in the moments they needed to. Our guys played tough, their guys played just a bit tougher today. "I'm proud of how Wayne Harrell stepped it up today. He played very well with Ryan in doubles and in singles to earn those victories."
UConn's fall season continues on Tuesday, when the Huskies travel to Poughkeepsie, N.Y., to take on Marist College.
Quinnipiac 6, Connecticut 1
Wayne Harrell (UC) def. Kei Ezaka (QU), 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4)
Patrick Sell (QU) def. Jacob Spreyer (UC), 7-6 (6), 6-2
Eric Ambrosio (QU) def. Ryan Carr (UC), 6-0, 6-1
Sebastian Barbero (QU) def. Parker Goldstein (UC), 6-1, 2-6, 6-2
Luke Roser (QU) def. Zac McEntee (UC), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
Ryoma Haraguchi (QU) def. Andrew Ginzberg (UC), 7-6 (4), 6-7 (7-9), 10-6
Harrell & Carr (UC) def. Ambrosio & Sell (QU), 8-3
Barbero & Ezaka (QU) def. Chris Toner & Spreyer (UC), 8-3
Roser & Haraguchi (QU) def. McEntee & Joshua Palmer (UC), 8-5.