STORRS, Conn. - The UConn women's tennis team started their spring season over the weekend hosting Buffalo, Bryant and Quinnipiac for the UConn Invitational at the East Hartford Tennis Club. The weekend tournament was played in a 4:1 format with teams contesting four singles and a doubles match.
The Huskies finished the weekend with an 11-6 overall record with sophomore Yelyzaveta Pletneyeva (Vinnitsa, Ukraine) posting a 3-0 mark with a pair of singles wins and doubles victory.
"This weekend tournament was a great way to start our spring season," stated head coach Glenn Marshall. "Our players were able to get some valuable match experience in before our very competitive spring schedule begins."
"Every member of the team was able to play at least one match, and many of our players were able to play three matches. I am very pleased with the results, and look forward to our matches next weekend at Army."
Pletneyeva posted singles wins over Quinnipiac's Jennifer Lu in three sets, bouncing back from a 7-5 loss in the first set to win 6-3 and 10-6. She also beat Buffalo's Laura Holterbosch, 6-3 and 6-2. She teamed with Jacqueline Lazaro (Largo, Fla.) to beat Jovana Hadzi-Tanovic and Stefanie Arroyo of Bryant, 6-0 and 6-1.
Junior Shea Flanagan (Overland Park, Kans.) got a pair of singles wins, beating Hadzi-Tanovic, 6-0, and Quinnipiac's Proyfon Lohaphaisan, 6-1 and 6-3. Freshman Gillian Perrotta (Scarsdale, N.Y.) posted two doubles wins, teaming with Emma Alderman (Hingham, Mass.) for a 7-6 (2), 6-2 win over Ryan Brown and Marion Bouillin of Bryant. She and Jenise Vargas (Pasadena, Calif.) teamed to beat Adrian Young and Kelsi Oliphant of Quinnipiac, 6-1 and 6-1.
Alderman added a 6-0, 6-2 win in singles over QU's Sophia Dzulynsky to her weekend total. Senior Srna Stosljevic (Novi Sad, Serbia) got a 7-5, 6-2 singles win over Linnea Sjoberg of Bryant and a doubles with with freshman Jacquelyn Fitz-Randolph (Tampa, Fla.) to beat Quinnipiac's Sydney Young and Rachel Horton, 4-6, 6-3, 10-8.
The Huskies will head to West Point this weekend to face Army and Stony Brook.