Oct. 14, 2013
AMHERST, Mass. – Junior Maxene Weinberg and sophomore Srna Stosljevic earned victories in both singles and doubles last Wednesday against UMass, though it wasn’t enough as the UConn women’s tennis team fell to the Minutewomen 4-3.
Weinberg defeated UMass’s Arielle Griffin 6-3, 6-3, while Stosljevic stopped UMass’s Sonia Bokhari 6-1, 6-1, in singles, and the two later paired up to win 8-3 in doubles against UMass’s Yuliana Motyl and Aarzoo Malik.
Connecticut senior Lucy Nutting was also victorious in singles Wednesday, defeating UMass’s Anna Woosley 6-2, 6-4. In other singles matches, UConn freshman Emma Alderman lost to Malik 6-3, 6-4, while freshman Shea Flanagan fell to UMass’s Jessica Podlofsky 7-5, 6-2. In the final singles match, Connecticut senior Jennifer Learmonth was edged by UMass’s Chanel Glasper 6-3, 2-6, 6-0.
UConn fell short in the two other double matches, as Nutting and Alderman lost to Bokhari and Griffin 8-3, and Flanagan and Learmonth were stopped 8-3 by Glasper and Podlofsky.
“This was an extremely close match for our team, and we put in a great effort,” said Glenn Marshall, UConn’s director of tennis. “We were highlighted by Srna Stosljevic and Maxene Weinberg, who won both their matches.”
This past weekend, UConn participated in an invitational tournament in New York City at the National Tennis Center. Three doubles teams went 2-1 in matches, while Marie Gargiulo and Jenise Vargas made it to the semifinals of the No. 4 doubles flight. Overall Connecticut went 8-8, with Vargas finishing with a 4-2 record and Flanagan posting a 3-3 record.
Connecticut returns to action Thursday at the Regional Championships in Cambridge, Mass, where matches will take place all day.