Oct. 8, 2009
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Connecticut women's tennis team fell 4-3 in a tightly contested battle at Massachusetts on Thursday. Freshmen Lauren Wilmarth (Andover, Mass.) and Abby McKeon (Westford, Mass.) each won in singles while sophomore Alexa Gregory (State College, Pa.) earned a three-set decision in fifth singles.
Wilmarth defeated Maude Lecluyse 6-4, 7-6 (5) in fourth singles. At No. 6 singles, McKeon took the win in straight sets over Tanisha Hodgson. With Gregory's three-set victory at No. 5, the Huskies took the final three singles battles against the Minutewomen.
Gregory and McKeon lost their doubles match at No. 3 to Kaitlyn Carpenter and Tanisha Hodgson. Wilmarth paired with junior Emily Herb (Cherry Hill, N.J.) in second doubles, falling to Magdalena Ploch and Julia Comas (8-2).
The Minutewomen swept the first three singles matches with LoRusso, Herb and Campitiello falling in their respective singles matches.
Fall season continues for the women's tennis team (1-1) on Oct. 13 at 2:30 p.m. when the Huskies travel to intrastate rival Quinnipiac.
No. 1 Magdalena Ploch (UMass) def. Kelley LoRusso (UConn), 6-1, 6-3
No. 2 Julia Comas (UMass) def. Emily Herb (UConn), 6-2, 6-1
No. 3 Candynce Boney (UMass) def. Alison Campitiello (UConn), 6-3, 6-1
No. 4 Lauren Wilmarth (UConn) def. Maude Lecluyse (UMass), 6-4, 7-6(5)
No. 5 Alexa Gregory (UConn) def. Kaitlyn Carpenter (UMass), 1-6, 6-1, 10-8
No. 6 Abby McKeon (UConn) def. Tanisha Hodgson (UMass) 6-4, 7-5
No. 1 Boney/Lecluyse def. LoRusso/Campitiello, 8-4
No. 2 Plach/Comas def. Wilmarth/Herb, 8-2
No. 3 Carpenter/Hodgson def. Gregory/McKeon, 8-4