Huskies Defeat Villanova and Seton Hall in Weekend Action

Lucy Nutting won each of her matches at three singles.

April 8, 2013

STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut women's tennis team picked up a pair of BIG EAST win at home this weekend over Villanova and Seton Hall.  The Huskies defeated the Wildcats, 6-1, and the Pirates, 5-2.

On Saturday, UConn took two out of three doubles matches, including an 8-0 shutout and three doubles by juniors Jennifer Learmonth (York, Pa.) and Marie Gargiulo (Weston, Conn.).  At one singles, freshman Srna Stosljevic (Novi Sad, Serbia) won in straight sets; 6-2, 6-2.

For the weekend, junior Lucy Nutting (Wilmington, Del.) went undefeated in singles action.  Against won matches at three singles against Villanova (6-3, 6-2) and Seton Hall (6-4, 6-3).

The Huskies are in action for a third straight day as they visit BIG EAST rival Providence on Monday at 3:00 pm.

Connecticut 6, Villanova 1

Doubles:
1. McKeon/Nutting (UCONN) def. Mancini/Smyth (Villanova) 8-4
2. West/Kuse (Villanova) def. Weinberg/Stosljevic (UCONN) 8-7(5)
3. Learmonth/Gargiulo (UCONN) def. Pettee/Donadio (Villanova) 8-0

Singles:
1. Srna Stosljevic (UCONN) def. Mikelle Mancini (Villanova) 6-2, 6-2
2. Tory Smyth (Villanova) def. Maxene Weinberg (UCONN) 6-4, 6-4
3. Lucy Nutting (UCONN) def. Sydney West (Villanova) 6-3, 6-2
4. Abby McKeon (UCONN) def. Allison Kuse (Villanova) 6-3, 6-3
5. Natalie Robson (UCONN) def. Kate Pettee (Villanova) 6-1, 6-1
6. Jennifer Learmonth (UCONN) def. Anne Cognetti (Villanova) 6-4, 6-3

Connecticut 5, Seton Hall 2

Doubles:
1. Sher/Portela (SHU) def. McKeon/Nutting (UCONN)  8-2
2. Weinberg/Stosljevic (UCONN) def. Keenan/Shoemaker (SHU)  8-2
3. Learmonth/Gargiulo (UCONN) def. Guryanova/Landert (SHU)  8-3

Singles:
1. Chloe Sher (SHU) def. Srna Stosljevic (UCONN) 6-3, 6-3
2. Maxene Weinberg (UCONN) def. Rocio Portela (SHU) 6-3, 6-3   
3. Lucy Nutting (UCONN) def. Julia Keenan (SHU) 6-4, 6-3
4. Abby McKeon (UCONN) def. Alex Landert (SHU) 6-2, 6-2
5. Natalie Robson (UCONN) def. Madison Shoemaker (SHU) 6-2, 6-4
6. Karina Cordero (SHU) def. Marie Gargiulo (UCONN) 6-4, 1-6, 10-7