WEST POINT, N.Y. - The UConn women's tennis team finished off a weekend sweep at Army West Point with a win over the Black Knights, 6-1, Sunday afternoon. UConn is off to a 4-0 start to the dual match schedule.
Senior Srna Stosljevic (Novi Sad, Serbia), sophomore Yelyzaveta Pletnyeva (Vinnitsa, Ukraine) and freshman Jacquelyn Fitz-Randolph (Tampa, Fla.) all earned both singles and doubles victories on Sunday to lead the Huskies.
"Our singles play was outstanding this weekend," commented head coach Glenn Marshall. "The players were very focused and tough mentally. We are starting to believe in ourselves and our abilities. Now we can use this experience and early season success to prepare us for our very challenging spring match schedule. I am so proud of our teams efforts this weekend, they really stepped up big time."
In doubles, Pletnyeva and freshman Jacqueline Lazaro (Largo, Fla.) opened with a 6-2 win at #3 over Kirby Elinck and Melanie Allen. Stosljevic and Fitz-Randolph clinched the doubles point at #1, beating Rugile Valuniate and Genevieve McCormick, 7-5.
The Huskies dominated singles play winning five of the six matches. Stosljevic led the way at the top, winning in three sets, 6-1, 4-6, 10-8 over Valuniate. Junior Emma Alderman (Hingham, Mass.) won at #2 over McCormick, 6-4 and 6-2.
Pletnyeva earned a 6-2 and 6-2 win at #3 over Einck and Fitz-Randolph won her #4 match with Gabriella Spindler, 6-2, 6-1. Junior Shea Flanagan (Overland Park, Kans.) finished off the UConn win with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Nancy Porter at #6.
The Huskies will head to Ithaca, N.Y. next weekend to face Cornell and Albany.
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