ORLANDO, Fla. - The UConn women's tennis team took on American Athletic Conference opponent UCF on Friday afternoon, falling to the Knights 6-1 in their first dual action of the season against a conference opponent. The Huskies dropped to 4-3 with the loss.
UCF opened the match sweeping all three doubles matches to grab a 1-0 lead. UConn's Maxene Weinberg (Marietta, Ga.) and Srna Stosljevic (Novi Sad, Serbia) lost a 6-4 decision at #1 to Carloine Eberhart and Kennan Johnson. The freshman team of Yelyzaveta Pletnyeva (Vinnitsa, Ukraine) and Summer Walker (Conyers, Ga.) also fell 6-4 in the #3 slot.
In singles play, the Huskies got their lone point of the match at #2 where sophomore Emma Alderman (Hingham, Mass.) posted a 6-4 and 6-2 win over Cortney Cesarini. Stosljevic lost a three-set battle in the #1 spot, falling to Eberhart. Stosljevic won the first set 7-5 but fell 6-3 in the second and dropped the third in a tiebreaker, 10-4.
The Huskies are back in action on Saturday when they face Bethune Cookman at 9:30 am.
UCF 6, UConn 1
at Orlando, Fla. (UCF Tennis Complex)
1. Caroline Eberhart (UCF) def. Srna Stosljevic (UCONN) 5-7, 6-3, 1-0 (10-4)
2. Emma Alderman (UCONN) def. Cortney Cesarini (UCF) 6-4, 6-2
3. Kennan Johnson (UCF) def. Yelyzaveta Pletnyeva (UCONN) 7-5, 6-1
4. Clare Mendell (UCF) def. Zaina Zaki (UCONN) 6-1, 6-0
5. Sofia Baptista (UCF) def. Summer Walker (UCONN) 7-5, 6-4
6. Monica Matias (UCF) def. Shea Flanagan (UCONN) 6-3, 6-2
1. Caroline Eberhart/Kennan Johnson (UCF) def. Maxene Weinberg/Srna Stosljevic (UCONN) 6-4
2. Sofia Baptista/Clare Mendell (UCF) def. Emma Alderman/Zaina Zaki (UCONN) 6-3
3. Cortney Cesarini/Monica Matias (UCF) def. Yelyzaveta Pletnyeva/Summer Walker (UCONN) 6-4