March 3, 2014
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - The UConn women's tennis team dropped a pair of matches on a weekend trip to The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virigina. The Huskies lost to Cincinnati in their first American Athletic Conference match this season, 6-1, and fell in a 4-3 battle with James Madison. The Huskies are now 1-6 in dual matches this season.
On Friday, UConn got a singles win at #6 from junior Natalie Robson (Copley, Ohio) to post their only point in at 6-1 loss to the Bearcats. Robson beat Hannah Wille, 6-0 and 6-4. The Huskies lost the double point but got a win at #3 from the duo of senior Jennifer Learmonth (Elgin, S.C.) and freshman Shea Flanagan (Overland Park, Kan.) who beat Katya Bure and Carly Wilson, 7-6.
The Huskies will face Cincinnati again when the two teams meet during Spring Break in Puerto Rico. UConn is also scheduled to face Houston, Temple and Rutgers in AAC matches this spring.
On Saturday, the Huskies lost a hard fought 4-3 decision to JMU. The Dukes swept all three doubles matches to grab the critical doubles point as the two teams would go on to split all six singles matches.
Sophomore Srna Stosljevic (Novi Sad, Serbia) led the Huskies in singles play with a win at #1 over Taylor Pinchoff, her 11th singles victory of the season. Stosljevic won 6-3 and 6-1. Senior Lucy Nutting (Wilmington, Del.) earned her ninth singles win of the season, posting a 6-2 and 6-4 victory over Emily Bradshaw in the #3 slot. Learmonth won her #5 singles match with Ruxandra Andriescu, 6-3 and 7-6 (6).
The Huskies lost a pair of tight doubles decisions as Stosljevic and Nutting fell 9-7 to Pinchoof and Alex Huie at #1 and the team of senior Marie Gargiulo (Weston, Conn.) and Maxene Weinberg (Marietta, Ga.) lost 8-6 to Cara Wirth and Sarah Khan at #2.
UConn returns home to play host to instate rival Fairfield on Wednesday, March 5th at the East Hartford Tennis Club. xxxxxxxxxxx