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Huskies Go 16-2 Overall At New England Invitational

Maxene Weinberg took down No. 2 singles this weekend.

Oct. 17, 2011

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The UConn women's tennis program concluded an excellent weekend at the New England Invitational hosted by Sacred Heart and Fairfield. The Huskies concluded the tournament with a 16-2 overall record and an 8-1 doubles record. Maxene Weinberg won her flight at No. 2 singles.

The Huskies went on to win four of the six singles flights and two of the three doubles brackets.

Freshman Maxene Weinberg took No. 2 singles beginning with a 6-0, 6-2 victory in the opening match. After earning an impressive come-from-behind victory (1-6, 6-1 (10-5)) in the semifinals, Weinberg breezed through the championship with a 6-2, 6-4 result.

In No. 1 singles, sophomore Jennifer Learmonth placed third while senior Alexa Gregory took fifth. Learmonth won the third-place match, 8-6. Gregory fell in the opening match but won back-to-back matches to place fifth.

Sophomore Lucy Nutting took the No. 3 singles flight with three-straight victories. She advanced to the semifinals with a 6-3, 6-2 result. After posting a 7-5, 6-4 victory, Nutting claimed the bracket with a 6-3, 6-4 result in the finals.

Sophomore Marie Gargiulo advanced to the finals of No. 4 singles with convincing victories in her first two matches (6-2, 6-0/6-1, 6-1). Gargiulo dropped sets of 6-3, 6-2 in the finals.

Connecticut's Lauren Wilmarth claimed the No. 5 singles flight while Abby McKeon took No. 6 singles. Wilmarth won 6-2, 6-3 while McKeon needed a tiebreaker to earn her flight, 6-1, 4-6 (10-5).

In doubles action, Learmonth and Weinberg took No. 1 with three hard-fought results. The duo won (-8 (4) in the opener and 9-7 in the semifinals. The finals took extras as well with UConn earning a 9-8 (6) result.

No. 2 doubles was won with ease by Gregory and Gargiulo. The tandem won three-straight matches by an 8-2 score.

The Huskies will prepare for a dual match against Quinnipiac on Wednesday, October 18 in Hamden, Conn. beginning at 2 p.m.

 

 

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