Feb. 21, 2009
WEST POINT, N.Y. - In its first match of the spring season, the University of Connecticut women's tennis team lost to Stony Brook 7-0 at Army's Lichtenberg Tennis Center. This is the first time since the spring of 2006 that the Huskies have opened the season with a loss.
The Seawolves took the lead with the doubles point, winning the first and second matches by an 8-5 margin. Emily Searle (Lyme, Conn.) and Jennifer Marotta (Nesconset, N.Y.) lost their battle at No. 3 doubles 8-1.
In singles play, Stony Brook won each match in two sets. Kelley LoRusso (Shoreham, N.Y.) dropped a 6-0, 6-2 decision to Paoloa Rodolfi. Ali Campitiello (Staten Island, N.Y.) lost her match at No. 2 singles to the Seawolves' Hanson, 6-1, 6-4. UConn team captain BreAnn Cheung (Tucson, Ariz.) fell 6-4, 6-1 in the No. 3 spot.
Katie Moritz (York, Pa.) was unable to overcome a 6-3 loss in the first set, dropping the second 6-0. Searle was held without a game in fifth singles while Marotta was able to get one in a 6-0, 6-1 loss in sixth singles.
The season continues on Sunday with a match against Army at 10 a.m.
No. 1 Rodolfi (Stony Brook) def. Kelley LoRusso (UConn), 6-0, 6-2
No. 2 Hanson (Stony Brook) def. Ali Campitiello (UConn), 6-1, 6-4
No. 3 Appineni (Stony Brook) def. BreAnn Cheung (UConn), 6-4, 6-1
No. 4 Mkervalidze (Stony Brook) def. Katie Moritz (UConn), 6-3, 6-0
No. 5 Krishnan (Stony Brook) def. Emily Searle (UConn), 6-0, 6-0
No. 6 Pieschl (Stony Brook) def. Jennifer Marotta (UConn), 6-0, 6-1
No. 1 Appineni/Pieschl (Stony Brook) def. LoRusso/Campitiello (UConn), 8-5
No. 2 Rodolfi/Mkervalidze (Stony Brook) def. Moritz/Cheung (UConn), 8-5
No. 3 Hanson/Krishnan (Stony Brook) def. Searle/Marotta (UConn), 8-1