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Huskies Falter at West Virginia in Women's Tennis on Sunday

April 5, 2009

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - The University of Connecticut women's tennis fell to a 7-9 record this spring after losing a 2-5 decision at West Virginia. Kelley LoRusso (Shoreham, N.Y.) and Emily Herb (Cherry Hill, N.J.) found success at their respective singles matches over the Mountaineers.

LoRusso battled through three-sets to win at No. 1 singles while Herb took her opponent down in two 6-3 sets at No. 4.

Alison Campitiello (Staten Island, N.Y.) and BreAnn Cheung (Tucson, Ariz.) were able to deny West Virginia a sweep in doubles, winning the first match.

On April 8, the Huskies look forward to a 3 p.m. match at Rutgers.

No. 1 Campitiello/Cheung (UConn) def. Blaskovicova/Pilsbury (WVU) 7-6 (4)
No. 2 LaFortune/Burton (WVU) def. LoRusso/Herb (UConn) 8-3
No. 3 Elkin/Cardenas (WVU) def. Moritz/Gregory (UConn) 8-1

No. 1 Kelley LoRusso (UConn) def. Stephanie LaFortune (WVU) 6-7, 6-3, 6-1
No. 2 Kathryn Haught (WVU) def. Alison Campitiello (UConn) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
No. 3 Olga Elkin (WVU) def. BreAnn Cheung (UConn) 6-4, 7-5
No. 4 Emily Herb (UConn) def. Veronica Cardenas (WVU) 6-3, 6-3
No. 5 Ashley Pilsbury (WVU) def. Katie Moritz (UConn) 6-4, 7-5
No. 6 Monique Burton (WVU) def. Alexa Gregory (UConn) 6-4, 7-5