MANHATTAN, Kans. – The UConn women’s tennis team opened their weekend trip to the Midwest on Friday afternoon, falling to the Kansas State Wildcats, 6-1. The Huskies even their record in dual match play at 2-2.
"It was good experience to play against a tough Big 12 opponent like Kansas State," stated head coach Glenn Marshall. "We had some good opportunities in the doubles matches, and each match was competitive and close. In singles, Emma and Lizzy both had long three set matches. Lizzy was able to clinch her third set by winning the last 4 games to seal her victory."
UConn’s lone point in the match came at the No. 2 singles spot where junior Yelyzaveta Pletnyeva (Vinnitsa, Ukraine) won a three-set battle with Millie Stretton. The two split the first two sets, each winning by 6-4 scores. Pletnyeva took the deciding third set with a 6-3 score to earn her 10th victory on the season, improving to 10-3 overall.
At No. 1 singles, senior Emma Alderman (Hingham, Mass.) loss a tough three-set decision to Carolina Costamagna. After winng 6-0 in the first set, Costamagna would rally back and take the match with a 6-4 and 6-1 decision in the second and third.
The Huskies will finish off their road trip on Sunday morning with a match-up at UMKC.