March 31, 2009
STORRS, Conn. - Both University of Connecticut tennis teams were in action on Tuesday, hosting Quinnipiac for a dual match at the University of Connecticut Tennis Courts. The men's team won in a narrow 4-3 decision over the Bobcats while the women's team defeated its Northeast Conference counterpart in a shortened 5-1 match.
Doubles play was once again instrumental for the men's tennis team to find success as Scott Warden (Boardman, Ohio) and Andrew Marcus (Potomac, Md.) won 8-5 at No. 2. Alongside Tom Cook (Pittsford, N.Y.) and Joey Michaels (Rochester Hills, Mich.) earned an 8-4 decision in third doubles.
The Bobcats were able to get wins at first, third and fourth singles. Dave Adams (Andover, Mass.) and Cook rounded out singles action with victories at fifth and sixth singles, respectively. Marcus won a pair of tiebreaker sets at No. 2 to win his match.
The women's team started with an advantage after winning first and second doubles. BreAnn Cheung (Tucson, Ariz.) and Alison Campitiello (Staten Island, N.Y.) held the opposition to two with an 8-2 victory at No. 2. Kelley LoRussoEmily Herb (Cherry Hill, N.J.) won 8-4 from the No. 1 spot. (Shoreham, N.Y.) and
Campitiello and Cheung both translated their doubles success into to singles with wins at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, respectively. Herb won a 6-4, 6-1 decision at fourth singles. Alexa Gregory (State College, Pa.) dominated her opponent at No. 5 singles, winning 6-0, 6-1.
The sixth singles set was not able to be completed due to darkness. Emily Searle (Lyme, Conn.) dropped the first set, but recovered to win the second 7-6. Despite the inability to finish the final singles match, the Huskies still won 5-1.
"This was a great win for both programs today," head coach Glenn Marshall said. "Quinnipiac is one of the tougher Division I schools in Connecticut and my teams really stepped up today."
Both teams are back in action on Wednesday with the men's and women's teams hitting the road. The men's team will play Marist at 1:30 p.m. in a rescheduled match while the women's team will take on Providence at 3:30 p.m.
UConn 4, Quinnipiac 3
No. 3 Garrett Lane (QU) def. Joey Michaels (UConn), 6-4, 6-4
No. 4 James Kwei (QU) def. Scott Warden (UConn), 6-4, 6-4
No. 5 Dave Adams (UConn) def. Charles Feldman (QU), 7-5, 6-2
No. 6 Thomas Cook (UConn) def. Thomas Curran (QU), 6-2, 4-6, 6-1
No. 1 Mikkleson/Kwei (QU) def. Goldstein/Schueler (UConn), 8-6
No. 2 Warden/Marcus (UConn) def. Hughes/Feldman (QU), 8-5
No. 3 Cook/Michaels (UConn) def. Lane/Curran (QU), 8-4
UConn 5. Quinnipiac 1
No. 1 Mary Wilson (QU) def. Kelley LoRusso (UConn), 6-2, 6-3
No. 2 Alison Campitiello (UConn) def. Adrienne Markison (QU), 7-6, 6-3
No. 3 BreAnn Cheung (UConn) def. Natalie Ducker (QU), 6-4, 7-5
No. 4 Emily Herb (UConn) def. Lisanne Steinert (QU), 6-4, 6-1
No. 5 Alexa Gregory (UConn) def. Kasey Rosenberger (QU), 6-0, 6-1
No. 6 Emily Searle (UConn) vs. Nicole Adams (QU) No Decision
Quinnipiac won first set 6-2, UConn won second set 7-6, no finish due to darkness.
No. 1 LoRusso/Herb (UConn) def. Wilson/ Markison (QU), 8-4
No. 2 Cheung/Campitiello (UConn) def. Ducker/Steinert (QU), 8-2
No. 3 Rosenberger/Adams def. Searle/Gregory (UConn), 8-4
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