Oct. 31, 2010
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The UConn men's tennis team concluded its play this weekend at the Connecticut State Championship, which was hosted by Yale University in New Haven, Conn. UConn finished the weekend 12-11 in all singles' matches and were 7-4 in doubles' matches.
In the backdraw singles' final, Ryan Carr and Scott Warden were set to face each other but did not play the final match. Carr earned his way to the final after wins over Sacred Heart's Jinal Shah (6-3, 6-1), Quinnipiac's Alex Lazerowich (6-1, 6-3) and Fairfield's Erik Kremheller. Warden defeated three different opponents from three different programs, led by a come-from-behind victory over Yale's Patrick Chase (3-6, 6-2, 10-8). He defeated Cole Conrad from Sacred Heart 6-3, 6-2 to get into the finals.
In the backdraw doubles' final, UConn's Nic Visinski and Sacred Heart's John Harvey battled with Quinnipiac's James Kwei and Alex Lazerowich, losing 8-4. Also making the finals were Wei Lin and Ricardo Cardona, who defeated Quinnipiac's Chris Nelson and Kraus in their first consolation match. They battled their way to the finals, where they fell to Sacred Heart's Kirill Karyanov and Chris Ujick 8-6.
In doubles' play, freshmen Teddy Margules and Ryan Carr defeated Quinnipiac's James Kwei and Alex Lazerowich 8-6 to advance to the round of 16, where they faced Yale's Kyle Dawson and Ryan Berman. The UConn duo downed the Bulldogs' pair in a 8-5 match to advance into Saturday's quarterfinal round. On Saturday, Margules and Carr fell to Fairfield's Erik Kremheller and Joe Michalisin 8-4.
The UConn duo of Andrew Marcus and Scott Warden also battled into the quarterfinals after wins over Hartford's Edgardo Ureta and Fil Miletic as well as Fairfield's Dennis Zlobinsky and Robert Ferrante. The Huskies defeated Hartford by a dominating 8-1 before downing the Fairfield pair 8-2. Marcus and Warden dropped an 8-3 decision to Yale's Erik Blumenkranz and Jordan Abergel in Saturday's quarterfinal match.
In singles' competition over the weekend, Marcus earned his way into quarterfinal play on Saturday after defeating Kremheller 6-4, 3-6, 10-6. He faced Yale's Joel Samaha on Saturday, falling to Samaha 6-2, 7-5.