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Huskies Fall To Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, 5-2

Lauren Wilmarth had a solid weekend on the court for UConn.

Feb. 26, 2012

STORRS, Conn. - The UConn women's tennis team continued its early spring season struggles, dropping back-to-back matches against Pittsburgh and Cincinnati by identical 5-2 scores.  Junior Lauren Wilmarth took two of UConn's four points this weekend with her solid play in singles action. 

Against Pittsburgh, the Huskies were swept in doubles play, dropping the point in the match score.  Sophomore Jennifer Learmonth was successful at No. 2 singles.  She defeated Gabrielle Catanzariti 6-4, 6-2 for Connecticut's first point of the match. 

Alexa Gregory, Maxene Weinberg, Lucy Nutting and Abby McKeon all dropped their singles matches before Wilmarth took a point at No. 6 singles.  Wilmarth came from behind to defeat Kimmy Borza 4-6, 6-4, (10-8). 

Wilmarth won at No. 5 singles against Cincinnati in come-from-behind fashion yet again, 4-6, 6-3, 10-2.

Sophomore Lucy Nutting also took a point at No. 4 singles for the Huskies with a 6-3, 6-0 victory. 

In doubles action, Alexa Gregory and Marie Gargiulo were the only successful tandem in the three matches.  They handled business with an 8-5 result. 

Pittsburgh 5, UConn 2

1 Jocelyn Lu/Taylor Washington (PITT) def. Jen Learmonth/Maxene Weinberg (UCONN) 8-3
2 Gabrielle Catanzariti/Kimmy Borza (PITT) def. Lucy Nutting/Abby McKeon (UCONN) 8-6
3 Amanda Wickman/Molly Wickman (PITT) def. Alexa Gregory/Marie Gargiulo (UCONN) 8-5

1 Jocelyn Lu (PITT) def. Alexa Gregory (UCONN) 6-3,6-1
2 Jen Learmonth (UCONN) def. Gabrielle Catanzariti (PITT) 6-4,6-2
3 Taylor Washington (PITT) def. Maxene Weinberg (UCONN) 7-5, 1-6, 6-4
4 Amanda Wickman (PITT) def. Lucy Nutting (UCONN) 7-6(5), 0-6, 7-6(15)
5 Molly Wickman (PITT) def. Abby McKeon (UCONN) 6-2,7-5
6 Lauren Wilmarth (UCONN) def Kimmy Borza (PITT) 4-6, 6-4, (10-8)

Cincinnati 5, UConn 2

1 Jasmine Lee/Ashleigh Witte (CIN) def. Jennifer Learmonth / Maxene Weinberg (UConn), 9-7
2 Kristina Georgieva/Safiyya Ismail (CIN) def. Lucy Nutting / Abby McKeon (UConn), 8-3
3 Alexa Gregory / Marie Gargiulo (UConn) def. Sierra Sullivan/Carly Wilson (CIN), 8-5

1 Jasmine Lee (CIN) def. Jennifer Learmonth (UConn) 6-0, 6-1
2 Kristina Georgieva (CIN) def. Alexa Gregory (UConn) 6-2, 3-6, 11-9
3 Ashleigh Witte (CIN) def. Maxene Weinberg (UConn) 6-2, 6-1
4 Lucy Nutting (UConn) def. Sierra Sullivan (CIN) 6-3, 6-0
5 Lauren Wilmarth (UConn) def. Safiyya Ismail (CIN) 4-6, 6-3, 10-2
6 Carly Wilson (CIN) def. Marie Gargiulo (UConn) 7-5, 6-2