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    UCONNHUSKIESDOTCOM Jennifer Learmonth kept the Huskies in the match against West Virginia.
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    Jennifer Learmonth kept the Huskies in the match against West Virginia.
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    Feb. 22, 2012

    STORRS, Conn. - Despite singles victories from sophomore Jennifer Learmonth (York, Pa.) and junior Abby McKeon (Westford, Mass.) the Huskies dropped both matches this weekend against BIG EAST opponents Marquette and West Virginia. Both matches were played at Marquette in Milwaukee, Wis.

    Marquette defeated Connecticut, 7-0, in the weekend's opening match and UConn's BIG EAST opener.

    In the second match of the weekend, the Huskies fell, 4-3, to the Mountaineers. Learmonth earned a 6-1, 6-4 victory at No. 3 singles for Connecticut, with McKeon grinding out a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 result at No. 5 singles. UConn's third point came from a default victory at No. 6 singles.

    Senior Alexa Gregory (State College, Pa.) fell at No. 1 singles by a score of 6-3, 6-2. Freshman Maxene Weinberg (Marietta, Ga.) saw a similar fate at No. 2, falling 7-5, 6-2. Sophomore Lucy Nutting (Wilmington, Del.) dropped a tightly contested match at No. 4 singles, 7-6 (7-3), 6-7(2), 6-1.

    Connecticut will play Pittsburgh and Cincinnati this weekend with both matches taking place in Cincinnati, Ohio. UConn faces the Panthers at 4 p.m. on Saturday before facing the hosts at 10 a.m. on Sunday morning.

    Marquette vs. UConn 7 - 0

    Doubles:

    1.	Fischer/Hush (MU) def. Learmonth/Weinberg (UConn), 8-5
    2.	Diaz/Pimienta (MU) def. Gregory/Nutting (UConn), 8-2
    3.	Radan/Dawson (MU) def. McKeon/Gargiulo (UConn), 8-6
    
    Singles:
    1.	Gillian Hush (MU) def. Alexa Gregory (UConn), 6-2 / 7-5
    2.	Olga Fischer (MU) Maxene Weinberg (UConn), 6-0 / 7-5
    3.	Ana Pimienta (MU) def. Lucy Nutting (UConn), 6-2 / 6-3
    4.	Ali Dawson (MU) def. Abby McKeon (UConn), 6-3 / 6-2
    5.	Rocio Diaz (MU) def. Lauren Wilmarth (UConn), 6-2 / 7-5
    6.	Kristina Radan (MU) def. Marie Gargiulo (UConn) 6-2 / 6-4
    
    West Virginia vs. UConn 4-3 Doubles
    No. 1: Mathis/Chupa (WVU) def. Learmonth/Weinberg (UConn), 8-6
    No. 2: Cardenas/Chahal (WVU) def. Gregory/Nutting (UConn), 8-5
    No. 3: UConn def. WVU, default
    
    Singles
    No. 1: Emily Mathis (WVU) def. Alexa Gregory (UConn), 6-3, 6-2
    No. 2: Mary Chupa (WVU) def. Maxene Weingberg (UConn), 7-5, 6-2
    No. 3: Jennifer Learmonth (UConn) def. Ikttesh Chahal (WVU). 6-1, 6-4
    No. 4: Veronica Cardenas (WVU) def. Lucy Nutting (UConn), 7-6 (7-3), 6-7(2), 6-1
    No. 5: Abby McKeon (UConn) def. Catie Wickline (WVU), 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
    No. 6: UConn def. WVU, default