Oct. 21, 2010
STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut women's tennis team had four individuals win their singles' match-up as the Huskies defeated Quinnipiac in dual match play 5-2 in Storrs on Wednesday.
"This was an outstanding win today," said Director of Tennis Glenn Marshall. "We lost to them last year 4-3, so it was nice to get our revenge today. The girls played very tough, both in singles and doubles."
McKeon, who won her singles' flight last weekend at the New England Invitiational, jumped back into action on Wednesday afternoon with a pair of 6-2 set victories to defeated Quinnipiac's Lisanne Steinert. After winning the #6 flight singles on Sunday, UConn freshman Lucy Nutting also continued her fall success as she came from behind to down Lavinia Theodora Cristescu 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Fellow classmate, freshman Jennifer Learmonth defeated her opponent, Quinnipiac's Adrienne Markison in a pair of 6-3 sets to add to the UConn win tally. Emily Herb was the fourth UConn student-athlete to win her singles' match as she defeated Rachel Cantor 6-3, 6-4.
In doubles' competition, Learmonth and Herb won their match 8-3 over Markison and Cantor to lead the Huskies. Nutting and Lauren Wilmarth picked up an 8-4 win over Steinert and Cristescu, while Quinnipiac's Juliet Labarthe and Sarah Viebrock defeated McKeon and UConn's Alexa Gregory 8-3 in their doubles' match.
Gregory fell to Labarthe 6-2, 7-6 in singles' action, while Wilmarth was edged by her QU opponent, Viebrock, 6-3, 7-5.
The UConn women's tennis team will next compete at the Regional Championship in Hanover, N.H. at Dartmouth beginning on Thursday, Oct. 21.