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    WEST POINT, N.Y. (February 10, 2008) - The University of Connecticut women's tennis team starting its spring season 1-1, besting Stony Brook, 5-2, Saturday before falling to Army, 4-3, Sunday afternoon. Both matches were played at Army's Lichtenberg Tennis Center.

     

    The Huskies swept nos. 3-6 singles Friday against the Seawolves. BreAnn Cheung (Tucson, Ariz.) started things off with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Sandy Wijerathe in the three-spot, followed by Jessica Porter (Duluth, Ga.) taking down Erica Federgreen, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 in a come-from-behind win at no. 4.

     

    Ali Campitiello (Staten Island, N.Y.) defeated Fanny Charliquart, 6-0, 6-1, before Megan Doran (Brigantine, N.J.) closed out singles play with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Victoria Vovsha in the sixth flight.

     

    The Huskies captured the first and third doubles spots to earn the team point. Kelley LoRusso (Shoreham, N.Y.) and Campitiello teamed up at no. 1 to defeat Claudia Sanua and Erica Federgreen, 9-7, and Porter and Alison Koch (Lafayette Hill, Pa.) earned the win no. 3 vs. Charliquart and Vovsha.

     

    Campitiello and Doran each moved to 2-0 in singles action Sunday with wins over Army in flights five and six, respectively. Campitiello defeated Diana Alquero, 6-1, 6-1, while Doran bested Paige Ford, 6-4, 6-2. Emily Herb (Cherry Hill, N.J.) earned the third point for the Huskies, winning at no. 2 against Sarah Giles-Madden,  6-2, 1-6, 2-2 (10-8).

     

    The UConn women's tennis team returns to action Sunday, Feb. 17, against Syracuse at the indoor courts in East Hartford, Conn.

     

     

    Singles

    #1 Paola Rodolfi (Stony Brook) def. Kelley LoRusso (UConn): 6-2, 6-1 #2 Claudia Sanua (Stony Brook) def. Emily Herb (UConn): 3-6, 6-4, 6-8 #3 BreAnn Cheung (UConn) def. Sandy Wijerathe  (Stony Brook): 6-2, 6-4 #4 Jessica Porter (UConn) def. Erica Federgreen (Stony Brook): 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 #5 Ali Campitiello (UConn) def. Fanny Charliquart (Stony Brook): 6-0, 6-1 #6 Megan Doran (UConn) def. Victoria Vovsha (Stony Brook): 6-4, 6-1   Doubles #1 LoRusso/Campitiello (UConn) def. Sanua/Federgreen (Stony Brook): 9-7 #2 Rodulf/Wijerathe (Stony Brook) def. Herb/Cheung (UConn): 9-8 #3 Porter/Koch (UConn) def. Charliquart/Vovsha (Stony Brook): 8-5

     

     

    Singles

    #1 Anne Hougton (Army) def. Kelley LoRusso (UConn): 6-1, 6-1
    #2 Emily Herb (UConn) def. Sarah Giles-Madden (Army): 6-2, 1-6, 2-2 (10-8)
    #3 Kristin Beehler (Army) def. BreAnn Cheung (UConn): 6-0, 6-3
    #4 Caitlin Finnegan (Army) def. Jessica Porter (UConn): 6-4, 6-2
    #5 Allison Campitiello (UConn) def. Diana Alquero (Army): 6-1, 6-1
    #6 Megan Doran (UConn) def. Paige Ford (Army): 6-4, 6-2

    Doubles
    #1 Houghton/Giles-Madden (Army) def. LoRusso/Campitiello (UConn): 8-5
    #2 Beehler/Ford (Army) def. Herb/Cheung (UConn): 8-4
    #3 Burke/Limsiaco (Army) def. Porter/Koch (UConn): 8-2