SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The UConn women’s tennis team suffered their first loss of the spring on Friday afternoon, falling 5-2 at Syracuse. The Huskies are now 3-2 on the season.
"We came up against a very tough opponent today in Syracuse," stated head coach Glenn Marshall. "You can clearly see they are a seasoned ACC tennis team, and it really showed in the singles matches today."
"We started the day on a high note, winning the doubles point in dramatic fashion. Cassie and Jacque came back from 5-0 down, to come all the way back for the win 7-6 to clinch the doubles point. Cassie continued her excellent play, winning her singles match in three sets. I’m really proud of the way she hung tough today, this will really help her confidence moving forward."
The Huskies opened the match by winning the doubles point but the Orange won at the No. 1 through No. 5 singles spots to take the match.
Senior Yelyzaveta Pletnyeva (Vinnitsa, Ukraine) and junior Jacquelyn Fitz-Randolph (Tampa, Fla.) got the day started by posting a 6-3 win at No. 1 doubles over Anna Shkudun and Sofya Golubovskaya. Syracuse won at No. 2 leaving the opening point up to the No. 3 match-up between junior Jacqueline Lazaro (Largo, Fla.) and sophomore Cassie Chung (Vancouver, British Columbia) and Dina Hegab and Libi Mesh.
The Huskies put the doubles point in bank with a 7-6 (4) win, the duo’s first win playing together this season.
In singles, it was all Orange as they clinched the win with wins in five out of six matches. The lone Husky victory came at No. 6 where Chung was a three-set winner over Nicole Mitchell, 6-3, 6-7 (2), 10-2, her 11th victory of the season.
The Huskies close out the weekend on Sunday against Stony Brook at Army West Point.
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