LOUNDONVILLE, N.Y (Sept. 30, 2008) - Joe Goldstein (Tucson, Ariz.) lost his first set at No. 1 singles, but recovered to take the next two and win a three-set decision, helping the University of Connecticut men's tennis team record its third victory of the fall season. The Huskies defeated Siena 6-1 on Tuesday afternoon.
Goldstein paired with Ben Schueler (Arlington, Mass.) at first doubles and earned the 8-6 victory over their Saints competitors. UConn swept doubles with Andrew Marcus (Potomac, Md.) and Scott Warden (Boardman, Ohio) winning 8-2 at No. 2 doubles and Matthew Burns (Middletown, N.Y.) and Joey Michaels (Rochester Hills, Mich.) taking the 8-1 decision at third doubles.
The Huskies lost just one singles match against Siena with Michaels, falling in straight-sets (6-4, 6-4) to Nick Rutherford at No. 2. UConn won both three-set decisions at No. 1 and at No. 3. Marcus dropped the first set against Siena's Jarrett Siwiec, but like Goldstein at first singles rebounded to win the match (3-6, 6-4, 6-0).
Schueler defeated Jay Godbole in two identical 6-1, 6-1 matches at No. 3 singles. In the fourth spot, Warden won 6-1, 6-2. At No. 6 singles, Dave Adams (Andover, Mass.) shutout Nick Godbole with a 6-0, 6-0 victory.
"This was a very solid win for our program against a much improved Siena team, said head coach Glenn Marshall. "We came through in the close matches in singles and doubles. I am very pleased with the team's effort and focus today."
The men's tennis team continues the fall season at the Bucknell Invitational on Oct. 3-5. The Huskies return to the University of Connecticut Tennis Courts on Oct. 8 with a 3 p.m. match against Bryant.
No. 1 Joe Goldstein (UConn) def. Deul, 0-6, 7-6, 6-4
No. 2 Nick Rutherford (Siena) def. Joey Michaels (UConn), 6-4, 6-4
No. 3 Andrew Marcus (UConn) def. Jarrett Siwiec (Siena), 3-6, 6-4, 6-0
No. 4 Ben Schueler (UConn) def. Jay Godbole (Siena), 6-1, 6-1
No. 5 Scott Warden (UConn) def. Stefan Putyera (Siena), 6-1, 6-2
No. 6 Dave Adams (UConn) def. Nick Godbole (Siena), 6-0, 6-0
No. 1 Goldstein/Schueler (UConn) def. Deuel/Rutherford (Siena), 8-6
No. 2 Marcus/Warden (UConn) def. J. Godbole/N. Godbole (Siena), 8-2
No. 3 Michaels/Burns (UConn) def. Siwiec/Putyera (Siena), 8-1