HAMDEN, Conn. - The UConn women's tennis team picked-up their second-straight dual match victory of the fall with a 6-1 win at Quinnipiac on Tuesday afternoon. The Huskies swept all three doubles matches on their way to an impressive win over the in-state Bobcats.
"It was a good win over a strong Quinnipiac team today," commented Head Coach Glenn Marshall. "We started out a little tentative in doubles, but were able to win on all three courts. The singles play was solid again today, led by our veteran players Stosljevic, Alderman, and Flanagan. I'm happy with the victory, and look forward to carrying that momentum into our upcoming weekend tournament at Wake Forest."
Junior Shea Flanagan (Overland Park, Kans.) and sophomore Zaina Zaki (West Chester, Pa.) opened doubles with a 6-4 win over Alexandra Mircea and Andrian Young. The Huskies sealed the doubles point with a 6-4 win at #2 by junior Emma Alderman (Hingham, Mass.) and sophomore Yelyzaveta Pletnyeva (Vinnitsa, Ukraine) over Sophia Dzulynsky and Jennifer Lu.
UConn made it a clean sweep with the senior-freshman tandem of Srna Stosljevic (Novi Sad, Serbia) and Jacquelyn Fitz-Randolph (Tampa, Fla.) posted a 7-6 (5) over Rachel Horton and Proyfon Lohaphaisan at #1.
Stosljevic carried it right over to singles play where she boasted the Husky lead to 2-0 thanks to a 7-5, 6-0 win over Dzulynsky at #1. Flangan followed with a 6-2, 6-2 win at #6 and Alderman sealed the Husky win by taking down Lu at #2, 6-3, 6-2.
The Huskies finished out the day with Pletnyeva earning a 6-0, 7-6 (3) win at #3 over Lohaphaisan and Fitz-Randolph earning a 7-6 (6), 7-6 (2) win at #4 over Horton.
UConn will head down south this weekend to compete in the Wake Forest Invitational, Friday through Sunday, October 9th-11th.
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