MANCHESTER, Conn. - The UConn women's tennis team turned in a dominating performance Thursday night, blanking Holy Cross 7-0 at the Manchester Raquet Club. It was the Huskies third 7-0 win of the season as they raised their record to 9-10 on the year. UConn has won four of their last six dual matches heading into the weekend.
"The team was focused today and played very well," stated head coach Glenn Marshall. "It was a nice opportunity to get singles playing time for some different players. We are all looking forward to senior day on Saturday with our match against Boston University."
UConn dropped just two points overall in Thursday's win over Holy Cross. In doubles, the sophomore-senior team of Jacqueline Lazaro (Largo, Fla.) and Shea Flanagan (Overland Park, Kans.) opened the day witha 6-1 win over Eleanor Fulghum and Meghan Lewis.
The sophomore tandem of Jacquelyn Fitz-Randolph (Tampa, Fla.) and Gillian Perrotta (Scarsdale, N.Y.) won their fifth-straight match and improved to 18-7 on the season with a 6-0 win at No.2 over Morgan McGuire and Allison Reiling. At No.1, senior Emma Alderman (Hingham, Mass.) and junior Yelyzaveta Pletnyeva (Vinnitsa, Ukraine) won 6-0 over Isabela Bagi and Katie Elia, evening their record at 12-12.
In singles, Alderman won at No.1 6-0, 6-1 over Allison Reiling. Flanagan won her fourth-straight singles match, beating McGuire at No.4, 6-0, 6-0. Lazaro and Perrotta where also double winners on the day, winning their singles matches at No. 3 and No. 5 by 6-0, 6-0 scores.
Junior Summer Walker (Conyers, Ga.) played at No.2 and won over Elia, 6-0 and 6-0. Freshman Lou Regen (Stockholm, Sweden) saw her first dual match action of the season and earned a 6-0 and 6-0 win over Caroline Kam at No.6.
The Huskies will be back on their campus courts on Saturday afternoon when they play host to Boston University at 12 noon.