April 7, 2011
QUEENS, N.Y. - The UConn women's tennis fell to St. John's 7-0 on Wednesday afternoon in BIG EAST Conference action at The Courts at St. John's in Queens, N.Y.
St. John's (8-7, 3-2 BIG EAST) swept singles competition but not without a fight as UConn's Alexa Gregory won her first set in No. 3 singles over St. John's Firat. Gregory won the first set 6-1 before falling to Firat in two close sets, losing 6-4 and 6-3.
Abby McKeon also battled with St. John's Diamond Adams, falling to the Red Storm freshman in No. 5 singles. Adams edged McKeon 7-5 in the first set of the match before McKeon surged back, winning the second set 6-4. Adams then took the match with a 6-1 win in the final set.
Nakita Austin edged UConn freshman Lucy Nutting in No. 6 singles as Austin won the tiebreaker. Nutting fell to Austin 1-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-6).
With the doubles' point tied at 1-1 after Moritz and Gargiulo won their match, St. John's Nevena Selakovic and Adams were able to slip past UConn's Jennifer Learmonth and Emily Herb 8-6 to take the doubles' point.
Learmonth lost in No. 1 singles to Selakovic 6-0, 6-1, while Herb fell in No. 2 singles 7-5, 6-1 to Zwirbulis. In No. 4 singles, Lauren Wilmarth dropped a 6-2, 6-0 decision to the Red Storm's Jenny Yonkus.
The Huskies move to 5-7 on the year and 1-3 in the BIG EAST Conference. They will return to action on Friday, April 8 as they host Marquette in league play in Storrs, Conn. beginning at noon.
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