WINDSOR, Conn. - The UConn women's tennis team posted a 6-1 win over LIU Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon from the Lincer Tennis Academy in Windsor, Conn. The Huskies improved to 7-4 on the season with the win and are off to their best spring season start since 2008.
"This was a good win for the team today," stated head coach Glenn Marshall. "We played some of our best doubles of the year, sweeping all three courts. Using the momentum from the doubles, the team came out fired up in singles taking five of the six matches. Today was a focused effort by the entire team."
UConn's No. 1 doubles team of senior Maxene Weinberg (Marietta, Ga.) and junior Srna Stosljevic (Novi Sad, Serbia) had a great come from behind win to set the tone for the day. The duo battled back from down 4-1 to rally and win five-straight games to win 6-4 over Sanna Louwers and Marine Dans.
Sophomore Emma Alderman (Hingham, Mass.) and freshman Zaina Zaki (West Chester, Pa.) won 6-2 and #2 and freshmen Summer Walker (Conyers, Ga.) and Yelyzaveta Pletnyeva (Vinnitsa, Ukraine) closed out the doubles sweep at #3, 6-2.
Stosljevic posted a 6-4, 6-4 win at #1, beating Louwers as the Huskies went on to win at #3 through #6 as well. Pletnyeva won 6-0 and 6-2 at #2 over Caroline Koenigsfeldt with Zaki winning her #4 match with Isabella Wagener, 6-3 and 6-1. Walker won her match at #5, 6-3 and 6-0 over Nancy Zonneveld and sophomore Shea Flanagan (Overland Park, Kan.) finished it off at #6 winning 6-0 and 6-2 over Brittany Thompson.
The Huskies are back at action at home in the East Hartford Tennis Club in one week when they host Houston in an American Athletic Conference match-up.
UConn 6 - LIU Brooklyn 1
Feb. 21, 2015
1. Srna Stosljevic (UConn) def. LOUWERS, Sanne (LIU) 6-4, 6-4
2. DANS, Marine (LIU) def. Emma Alderman (UConn) 6-0, 6-2
3. Yelyzaveta Pletnyeva (UConn) def. KOENIGSFELDT, Caroli (LIU) 6-0, 6-2
4. Zaina Zaki (UConn) def. WAGENER, Isabella (LIU) 6-3, 6-1
5. Summer Walker (UConn) def. ZONNEVELD, Nancy (LIU) 6-3, 6-0
6. Shea Flanagan (UConn) def. THOMPSON, Brittany (LIU) 6-0, 6-2
1. Maxene Weinberg/Srna Stosljevic (UConn) def. LOUWERS, Sanne/DANS, Marine (LIU) 6-4
2. Emma Alderman/Zaina Zaki (UConn) def. WAGENER, Isabella/THOMPSON, Brittany (LIU) 6-2
3. Summer Walker/Yelyzaveta Pletnyeva (UConn) def. KOENIGSFELDT, Caroli/ZONNEVELD, Nancy (LIU) 6-2