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Men's Tennis Takes 7-0 Decision Against Hartford

STORRS, Conn. (Sept. 18, 2008) - In its second home match of the season, the University of Connecticut’s men’s tennis team won 7-0 against Hartford on Wednesday.

The Huskies earned the doubles point with Joe Goldstein (Tucson, Ariz.) and Ben Schueler (Arlington, Mass.) winning 8-2 at No. 1. Joey Michaels (Rochester Hills, Mich.) and Scott Warden (Boardman, Ohio) claimed their second-consecutive win at second singles with an 8-4 decision. Tom Cook (Pittsford, N.Y.) and Dave Adams (Andover, Mass.) won their match 8-3 at No. 3 doubles.

Goldstein won in two 6-4 sets over Hartford’s Ricky Dove at No. 1 singles while Michaels took the 6-3, 6-3 victory at second singles. Schueler cruised to a 6-1 win in the first set of his battle with the Hawks’ Rich Lieberman before securing the No. 3 singles victory in the second set, 7-5.

Cook and Ricardo Cardona (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico) rounded out the singles’ competition at the University of Connecticut Tennis Courts with wins at the fifth and sixth spots.

"We have had a longstanding rivalry with Hartford going back to when I played at UConn in the late 80's," head coach Glenn Marshall said. "It is nice to score a solid victory against an in-state Division I school. The team played extremely well and has a lot of confidence going into our tournament this weekend at Brown University"

The men’s tennis team (2-0) continues the season this weekend at the Brown Invitational on Sept. 19-21.

No. 1 Joe Goldstein (UConn) def. Ricky Dove (Hartford), 6-4, 6-4
No. 2 Joey Michaels (UConn) def. Aneil Bhalla (Hartford), 6-3, 6-3
No. 3 Ben Schueler (UConn) def. Rich Lieberman (Hartford), 6-1, 7-5
No. 4 Scott Warden (UConn) def. Will White (Hartford), 6-2, 6-0
No. 5 Tom Cook (UConn) def. Fil Miletic (Hartford), 6-1, 6-0
No. 6 Ricardo Cardona (UConn) def. Aaron Kooden (Hartford), 6-2, 6-0

No. 1 Goldstein/Schueler (UConn) def. Dove/Bhalla (Hartford),  8-3
No. 2 Michaels/Warden (UConn) def. Lieberman/White (Hartford), 8-0
No. 3 Cook/Dave Adams (UConn) def. Miletic/Kooden (Hartford), 8-2