Oct. 14, 2009
STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut women's tennis team evened its fall season record (2-2) with a victory over Sacred Heart on Wednesday. After securing an early advantage with the doubles point, the Huskies proceeded to win four singles matches to win the match over the Pioneers. Due to darkness, the first and singles matches were not completed at the University of Connecticut Tennis Courts.
Seniors Kelley LoRusso (Shoreham, N.Y.) and Alison Campitiello (Staten Island, N.Y.) took a 8-3 victory in the first doubles spot while junior Katie Moritz (York, Pa.) and freshman Abby McKeon (Westford, Mass.) won their match at No. 3 by the same margin. Junior Emily Herb (Cherry Hill, N.J.) and freshman Lauren Wilmarth (Andover, Mass.) earned the win in second doubles over Kristina Chao and Elizabeth Harrington, 9-8.
In singles, the Huskies earned the match victory with wins from Campitiello, Wilmarth, McKeon and sophomore Alexa Gregory (State College, Pa.). Campitiello defeated Julianne Kasinow, 6-1, 6-2 at No. 3 singles. Wilmarth shutout Harrington to cap off her two-set (6-4, 6-0) victory in fourth singles as Gregory surpassed Kristina Chao at No. 5, 6-3, 6-2. McKeon won in straight-sets with a pair of 6-2 victories over Delaney Downing.
LoRusso led Rebecca McMullin after one set in the first singles spot while Herb trailed Darcy Demers after one in the second set. Neither singles match was completed as the Huskies had already secured the overall win.
Women's tennis continues next weekend at the Regional Championships hosted by Yale in New Haven, Conn. Oct. 22-25.
No. 1 Kelley LoRusso (UConn) leading Rebecca McMullin (SH), 7-6, DNF
No. 2 Darcy Demers (SH) leading Emily Herb (UConn), 7-6, DNF
No. 3 Alison Campitiello (UConn) def. Julianne Kasinow (SH), 6-1, 6-2
No. 4 Lauren Wilmarth (UConn) def. Elizabeth Harrington (SH), 6-4, 6-0
No. 5 Alexa Gregory (UConn) def. Kristina Chao (SH), 6-3, 6-2
No. 6 Abby McKeon (UConn) def. Delaney Downing (SH), 6-2, 6-2
No. 1 LoRusso/Campitiello (UConn) def. Demers/Kasinow (SH), 8-3
No. 2 Herb/Wilmarth (UConn) def. Chao/Harrington (SH), 9-8
No. 3 Moritz/McKeon (UConn) def. McMullin/Downing (SH), 8-3