March 29, 2014
STORRS, Conn. - The UConn women's tennis team dropped a 4-3 decision to visting Temple University on Sunday in an American Athletic Conference dual match at the East Hartford Tennis Club. The Huskies saw their record drop to 5-10 on the season with the loss.
UConn opened Saturday's dual match by grabbing the doubles point, winning at #1 and #2. For the second-straight match, sophomore Srna Stosljevic (Novi Sad, Serbia) won in both doubles and singles play. Freshman Emma Alderman (Hingam, Mass.) also picked up victories in both singles and doubles to lead the Huskies.
Stosljevic and senior teammate Lucy Nutting (Wilmington, Del.) posted an 8-5 win over Yana Mavrina and Anais Nussaume at #1 doubles and evened their season record at 8-8 as a team with their second-straight win. Alderman and junior Maxene Weinberg (Marietta, Ga.) gave the Huskies a 1-0 lead heading into singles play thanks to an 8-5 win over Rebecca Breland and Dina Karina at #2.
Stosljevic and Alderman posted singles victories at #1 and #2 but the Owls swept the other four match-ups, including a pair of three-set wins, to take the match 4-3. Stosljevic improved to 17-10 on the season and 10-5 playing at #1 singles in dual match play thanks to a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 win over Alicia Doms.
Alderman defeated Yana Mavrina 6-1 and 6-1 to raise her season singles record to 14-10. Weinberg battled Jordan Batey at #3 before falling in three sets. Nutting dropped the first set 6-3 but bounced back to post a 6-1 in the second. Batey was able to hold off Weinberg in the third, winning the match 7-5.
At #4 singles, Nutting lost a tough three-set battle with Karina. Karina won a hard fought first set, 7-6 (5) but was stopped by Nutting in the second, 6-1. She rebounded in the thrid to win 6-1 to help lead the Owls to the win.
The Huskies are back at home on Thursday afternoon when they host Rutgers in an AAC match-up on the Storrs campus tennis courts.