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Huskies Fall to Cincinnati in Opening Round of AAC Championship

Senior Lucy Nutting won at #4 singles

April 17, 2014


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TAMPA, Fla. - The UConn women's tennis team saw their season come to an end in the American Athletic Conference Championship first round Thursday morning at USF, falling to the #8 seed Cincinnati, 4-1.  The Huskies end their 2013-14 season with an 8-12 record.

The Bearcats opened the match by winning the doubles point with wins at #1 and #3.  The team of Kelly Poggensee-Wei and Caitlin O'Gara beat UConn senior Lucy Nutting (Wilmington, Del.) and sophomore Srna Stosljevic (Novi Sad, Serbia), 8-4 at #1.  

Katya Bure and Carly Wilson clinched the point with an 8-4 win over senior tandem of Jennifer Learmonth (Elgin, S.C.) and Marie Gargiulo (Weston, Conn.).

UConn's Nutting produce the Huskies lone point, winning her fourth-straight match to end the season with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Bure at #4 singles.  Nutting ends the year with a 16-13 mark.

Ashleigh Witte posted a 6-0, 6-4 win over freshman Emma Alderman (Hingham, Mass.) at #2 and Lauren Bellinger beat Learmonth, 6-0 and 6-3, at #5 to take control of the match.  Poggensee-Wei sealed the victory by beating Stosljevic at #1, 7-6 (6) and 6-2.

Cincinnati moves on to play #1 seeded Houston on Friday.