STORRS, Conn. - The UConn men's tennis program will head to West Point on February 7th and 8th as they face the Army Black Knights and Stony Brook Seawolves to get their 2015 spring season underway. The Huskies finished 2-2 in dual match play during the fall as they head into their second season of play in the American Athletic Conference this spring.
"We had a good fall season, overall," stated head coach Michael Louis. "The guys played well and got better as the season went along. We finished with a lot of positives at the Connecticut State Championships to close out our fall."
The Huskies posted wins over Siena and Hartford and lost a tough 4-3 battle to Marist this past fall. UConn played in six fall tournaments and had their best performance in the fall season finale Connecticut state tournament at Yale. Senior Jacob Spreyer (Denver, Colo.) led the team by advancing into the quarterfinals of the singles draw. In doubles play, the junior team of Andrew Ginzberg (Woodbridge, Conn.) and Zac McEntee (Yorba Linda, Calif.) advanced to the semifinals while Spreyer and sophomore Christopher Toner (South Hamilton, Mass.) made it to the quarterfinal round.
UConn freshman Jonathan Edwards (Isle of Palms, S.C.) had an impressive fall debut, posting a 14-6 singles record while ending the fall on a three-match winning streak. He finished 3-1 in dual match action playing in the #4 and #5 slots. Edwards also picked-up six doubles wins during the fall and teamed with sophomore Parker Goldstein (Marietta, Ga.) for a 5-5 doubles mark while going 3-1 in dual matches.
McEntee played to an 11-8 singles mark in the fall and was 2-2 in dual match play. McEntee ended his fall winning four-straight singles matches and along with Edwards was 6-4 over their last 10 matches. Spreyer led the Huskies from the #1 singles spot all fall, posting a 2-2 dual match record and seven singles victories. Spreyer and Toner teamed in doubles for a team-best 8-6 record including a 3-1 mark in dual matches.
The Huskies will head to Lehigh University after their opening weekend of action to face the Mountain Hawks and Fairleigh Dickinson. UConn will host Fairfield at the Manchester Racquet Club for an indoor match and then Boston University on the Storrs Campus courts in the regular season finale in their only home matches of the spring.
UConn will spend their annual spring break trip in Florida to face Florida Tech, Embry-Riddle and Bethune Cookman. The Huskies have a pair of AAC matches on their schedule with stops at Temple and East Carolina. The Huskies are also slated to face Brown, Villanova, Bryant and Richmond this spring.
The 2015 American Athletic Conference Championship tournament is scheduled for April 16th through 19th at the University of Tulsa.
"We are excited to get the season spring season started," commented the head coach. "We have a tough schedule ahead of us and the goal is to compete against these schools and test ourselves. We are looking forward to the challenge."