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Women's Tennis Drops Spring Opener To Army

Abby McKeon performed well for Connecticut this weekend.

Feb. 12, 2012

WEST POINT, N.Y. - The UConn women's tennis team opened the spring schedule this weekend in West Point, N.Y., falling to the Black Knights of Army, 7-0.

Doubles action saw the Huskies battle throughout but the No. 1 duo of Jennifer Learmonth and Maxene Weinberg fell 8-3 and No. 2 tandem of Alexa Gregory and Lucy Nutting dropped an 8-4 match. UConn's No. 3 pairing Abby McKeon and Marie Gargiulofell 8-6.

In singles action. Gregory dropped her match at No. 1, 6-3, 6-1. Weinberg suffered a two-set defeat, 6-3, 6-4 at No. 2, as did Lucy Nutting at No. 3, 6-4, 6-2. Abby McKeontook the second set of her match at No. 4 but eventually took the loss at 6-0, 3-6, 6-2.

The Huskies will face Marquette and West Virginia next weekend at Marquette to open BIG EAST play.

1 D. Taylor/E. Taylor (A) def. Learmonth/Weinberg, 8-3
2 Colton/Paul (A) def. Gregory/Nutting, 8-4
3 Saavedra/Parker (A) def. McKeon/ Gargiulo, 8-6
1 Erin Colton (A) def. Alexa Gregory, 6-3, 6-1
2 Jamila Paul (A) def. Maxene Weinberg, 6-3, 6-4
3 Margaret Iliev (A) def. Lucy Nutting, 6-4, 6-2
4 Natalie Allen (A) def. Abby McKeon, 6-0, 3-6, 6-2
5 Elle Taylor (A) def. Lauren Wilmarth, 6-1, 7-6 (7-2)
6 Carly Riney (A) def. Marie Gargiulo, 6-3, 6-2