ORLANDO, Fla. - The UConn women's tennis team closed out their weekend trip to Florida with a 4-3 win over Bethune Cookman Saturday afternoon. The win gave the Huskies a split on the weekend and improves them to 5-3 on the season.
"I am very pleased with this victory against a very good team," stated head coach Glenn Marshall. "We were able to secure our four points for the win before the last two matches were finished. So, it didn't come down to the wire like our 4-3 matches with Army and Stonybrook last week. The team played tough throughout, and really showed their fighting spirit in the win."
THe Huskies secured the doubles point by winning at #1 and #3 doubles. Senior Maxene Weinberg (Marietta, Ga.) and junior Srna Stosljevic (Novi Sad, Serbia) posted a 6-4 win at #1 over Mina Matsuba and Maria Sablina. The freshmen team of Yelyzaveta Pletnyeva (Vinnitsa, Ukraine) and Summer Walker (Conyers, Ga.) won a 6-1 match with Maria Garoz-Mareno and Alejandra Vidal.
UConn won at the top-half of singles play, taking the match with wins at #1 through #3. Stosljevic went 6-2 and 6-4 over Matsuba in the top spot and Pletnyeva won at #3 6-2 and 6-2 over Garoz-Mareno. Sophomore Emma Alderman (Hingham, Mass) picked up her second singles win on the weekend, winning at #2 over Chinatsu Kajiwara in three sets. After falling 6-2 in the first set, Alderman stormed back for a 6-2 and 7-6 win.
The Huskies return to Connecticut and will host five-straight matches starting Tuesday afternoon against Brown from the East Hartford Tennis Club.