STORRS, Conn. – The UConn women’s tennis team notched their third-straight win on Saturday, blanking Villanova 4-0 on “Senior Day” on the UConn Tennis Courts in Storrs. The Huskies also scored their third-straight sweep of an opponent as they raise their record to 9-8 on the season.
“This was a great day for our team with a very solid win over Villanova on Senior Day,” stated head coach Glenn Marshall. “Srna played great in her last home match, dominating her opponent in straight sets. The rest of the team was very focused on playing well, so we could all celebrate and enjoy our senior day for Srna. Our last few matches have given us some nice momentum heading into two tough conference matches next weekend.”
The Huskies and Wildcats played singles first on Saturday and once UConn clinched the match, did not contest doubles.
Senior Srna Stosljevic (Novi Saad, Serbia), playing in her final home match, opened the singles sweep by winning her 19th match of the season, 6-0 and 6-2 over Tori Smyth at #1. Sophomore Yelyzaveta Pletnyeva (Vinnitsa, Ukraine) notched her fourth-straight win and raised her team-best record to 23-7 on the season thanks to a 6-1, 6-3 win over Lindsey Evans at #3.
Sophomore Summer Walker (Conyers, Ga.) beat Sydney King at #6, 6-1 and 6-0, and has now won three-straight matches. Junior Shea Flanagan (Overland Park, Kans.) won her third-straight match as well, posting a 6-1 and 6-3 win at #5 over Linley Busby. Flanagan raised her season record to 21-9.
The Huskies will play a pair of American Athletic Conference matches next weekend at East Carolina in a final tune-up for the conference tournament. The Huskies head to Greenville, N.C. to face the Pirates on Saturday, April 16th and Cincinnati on Sunday, April 17th.
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