Senior Marie Gargiulo
April 13, 2014
STORRS, Conn. - The UConn women's tennis team ended their regular season on Saturday with their third-straight victory, beating the Marist Red Foxes 6-1 on Senior Day at the University of Connecticut Tennis Courts. The Huskies honored their three graduating seniors Marie Gargiulo (Weston, Conn.), Jennifer Learmonth (Elgin, S.C.) and Lucy Nutting (Wilmington, Del.) who were appearing in their final dual match at home for the Huskies.
"The team wanted to have a great effort today, to honor our three seniors and we got that with a nice win over Marist," commented head coach Glenn Marshall. "Lucy Nutting, Jen Learmonth, and Marie Gargiulo all had victories today and led us to our third-straight win. Our seniors were great student athletes for UConn, as they were leaders in the classroom, on the court, and in the community. They will be missed."
The senior team of Gargiulo and Learmonth picked-up one of three doubles wins for the Huskies, beating Marielle Campbell and Katie Seitz, 8-2, at #3. The duo are now 7-5 in doubles play while Learmonth earned her 20th doubles victory of the season. Gargiulo heads into the postseason with an 18-10 record in doubles play this season.
Sophomore Srna Stosljevic (Novi Sad, Serbia) and Nutting teamed to beat Callie Morlock and Karly Pang at #1, 8-3 to finish a team-best 11-9 in doubles play. Stosljevic registered her 19th doubles victory of the season while Nutting evened her record at 15-15 in doubles play.
The doubles sweep was completed by junior Maxene Weinberg (Marietta, Ga.) and freshman Emma Alderman (Hingham, Mass.) who beat Kaye Eastman and Melissa Carly at #2, 8-3. The duo have won five-straight matches together and head into the postseason with a 10-9 mark.
In singles, seniors Learmonth and Nutting also picked-up victories. Learmonth beat Nikki Rohan 6-2 and 6-3 at #5 while Nutting won 6-1 and 6-2 over Carly at #4. Nutting has won three-straight matches to improve to 15-13 this year. Learmonth picked up her 11th singles victory.
Stosljevic came away with her 20th singles victory of the season and improved to 8-2 over her last 10 matches thanks to a 6-2 and 6-1 win over Pang at #1. Alderman won her third-straight match and improved to 17-11 in her rookie season with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Morlock at #2.
Freshman Shea Flanagan (Overland Park, Kan.) defeated Seitz at #6, 6-2 and 6-2, to earn her 12th win this season.
The Huskies will now take part in their first-ever American Athletic Conference Championship scheduled for April 17-20 at the University of South Florida.