STORRS, Conn. – The UConn women’s tennis team notched their third-straight win, taking down Boston University on “Senior Day”, 6-1, on the UConn Tennis Courts Saturday afternoon. It was the program’s first-ever win over BU as the Huskies evened their season record at 10-10.
Senior co-captains Emma Alderman (Hingham, Mass.) and Shea Flanagan (Overland Park, Kans.) were honored along with their families before today’s match, their final appearance on the UConn home courts. The duo each earned wins on Saturday to help guide the Huskies to the victory.
“What a great day for our program today,” said head coach Glenn Marshall. “Both of our amazing seniors had key wins to lead us to victory over BU, the first win over the Terriers for our program. I am so proud of Emma and Shea and all that they have done for our program. I know they will go on to do amazing things after graduation.”
In doubles, UConn grabbed the early point thanks to wins at No.2 and No.3. The sophomore team of Gillian Perrotta (Scarsdale, N.Y.) and Jacquelyn Fitz-Randolph (Tampa, Fla.) continued their impressive play together, winning 6-0 over Sabrina Faybyshev and Iryna Kostirko, their sixth-straight win and 19th victory together this season.
At No.3, Flanagan and Jacqueline Lazaro (Largo, Fla.) improved to 10-5 overall thanks to their third-straight win, a 6-3 decision over Madison Craft and Sophia Kryloff.
In singles, Flanagan got the first win for UConn, beating Clara Falxa at No.6, 6-2 and 6-3, her fifth-straight win and 14th on the year. Alderman won her No.1 singles match in three sets, picking up her 12th win of the season. She won 7-5, 4-6 and 6-3.
Lazaro was a double winner on Saturday thanks to a victory at No.5, beating Kryloff in three sets, 6-3, 5-7, 6-0, to improve to 13-3 on the year. Junior Summer Walker (Conyers, Ga.) won her No.4 singles match with Faybyshev, 6-2 and 6-2, her third-straight win and 13th of the year.
Sophomore Yelyzaveta Pletnyeva (Vinnitsa, Ukraine) rebounded from dropping her first set with Barbara Rodriguez, 2-6. Pletnyeva answered with a 6-0, 6-4 win to improve 21-7 on the season and 12-4 at No.2 singles.
The Huskies end the regular season on the road next weekend with a pair of American Athletic Conference match-ups. UConn will head to Cincinnati to take on the Bearcats on Friday, April 14 and East Carolina on Saturday, April 15.
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