Huskies Sweep On Spring Break Trip

Abby McKeon

March 15, 2012

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Connecticut earned a 5-2 victory over No. 19 San Diego to close out a successful spring break trip. UConn previously defeated NAIA power Point Loma Nazarene, 4-3.

UConn 4, Point Loma Nazarene 3

DOUBLES

1. Learmonth/Weinberg (UCONN) def. Adair/Reibstein (PLNU) 8-4
2. Nutting/Gregory (UCONN) def. Kwan/Steinhauer (PLNU) 8-4
3. Gargiulo/McKeon (UCONN) def. Chiu/Abayan (PLNU) 9-7

SINGLES

1. Jennifer Learmonth (UCONN) def. Maika Adair (PLNU) 6-2, 6-4
2. Alexa Gregory (UCONN) def. Kiersten Steinhauser (PLNU) 6-3, 6-2
3. Maxene Weinberg (UCONN) def. Hope Penner (PLNU) 6-3, 6-1
4. Jessica Kwan (PLNU) def. Lucy Nutting (UCONN) 6-0, 6-2
5. Sharon Reibstein (PLNU) def. Abby McKeon (UCONN) 6-2, 6-2
6. Wileen Chin (PLNU) def. Lauren Wilmarth (UCONN) 6-3, 6-1

UConn 5, No. 19 UCSD 2

DOUBLES

1. Jennifer Learmonth/Maxene Weinberg (UCONN) def. Melissa Breisacher/Jacquelyn Davis (UCSD) 8-6
2. Lucy Nutting/Alexa Gregory (UCONN) def. Tara Vannoteghem/Melinda Chu (UCSD) 8-6
3. Katie Mulloy/Laura Wilke (UCSD) def. Abby McKeon/Marie Gargiulo (UCONN) 8-5

SINGLES

1. Melissa Breisacher (UCSD) def. Jennifer Learmonth (UCONN) 6-1, 6-2
2. Alexa Gregory (UCONN) def. Melinda Chu (UCSD) 6-2, 7-5
3. Maxene Weinberg (UCONN) def. Tara Vannoteghem (UCSD) 6-2, 6-1
4. Samantha Yeung (UCSD) def. Lucy Nutting (UCONN) 6-1, 6-1
5. Abby McKeon (UCONN) def. Kellie Taylor (UCSD) 6-4, 2-6, 10-3
6. Lauren Wilmarth (UCONN) def. Maiko Hermsmeier (UCSD) 6-1, 6-0

Against Point Loma Nazarene, the Huskies swept doubles play for the crucial point while splitting singles action 3-3. In singles play, UConn's top three players earned points towards the team match.

No. 1 Jennifer Learmonth, No. 2 Alexa Gregory and No. 3 Maxene Weinberg all took their matches in straight sets. Learmonth and Weinberg combined at No. 1 doubles for an 8-4 victory. Lucy Nutting and Gregory also won, 8-4, at No. 2 doubles while Marie Gargiulo and Abby McKeon claimed No. 3 doubles, 9-7.

Against No. 19 UCSD, the Huskies Alexa Gregory and Maxene Weinberg won at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, as did Abby McKeon and Lauren Wilmarth at No. 5 and No. 6. UConn once again took the doubles point with Learmonth and Weinberg winning 8-6 at No. 1 and Nutting and Gregory taking No. 2, 8-6.