CHICAGO (Feb. 28, 2009) – The University of Connecticut women’s tennis team was swept at DePaul on Saturday afternoon, losing its first match against a competitor from the BIG EAST 7-0 at the Lakeshore Athletic Club.
No. 1 and 2 UConn doubles battled hard before succumbing to two duos from the Blue Demons. Kelley LoRusso (Shoreham, N.Y.) and Ali Campitiello (Staten Island, N.Y.) lost an 8-3 decision at first doubles. From the second spot, BreAnn Cheung (Tucson, Ariz.) and Katie Moritz (York, Pa.) dropped their match, 8-4.
In the final doubles match, Emily Searle (Lyme, Conn.) and Jennifer Marotta (Nesconset, N.Y.) were limited to a single win, losing 8-1, as DePaul.
The Blue Demons continued to find success in singles play after obtaining the doubles point. LoRusso was held to just three wins in a 6-0, 6-3 loss as was Campitiello from the second singles spot (6-0, 6-3). Cheung rebounded from a 6-0 first set loss, falling by just 6-4 in the second set.
Moritz was the lone member of the Huskies to not be held without a win in either set. She lost from the fourth singles spot, 6-1, 6-3. Searle and Marotta lost each of their matches by a 6-1, 6-0 score at No. 5 and 6, respectively.
Connecticut continues the year at Marquette on March 1 at 10:30 a.m.
No. 1 Anna Redecsi (DePaul) def. Kelley LoRusso (UConn), 6-0, 6-3
No. 2 Dunja Antunovic (DePaul) def. Allison Campitiello (UConn) 6-0, 6-3
No. 3 Sandra Zmak (DePaul) def. BreAnn Cheung (UConn), 6-0, 6-4
No. 4 Gia McKnight (DePaul) def. Katie Moritz (UConn), 6-1, 6-3
No. 5 Katarina Milinkovic (DePaul) def. Emily Searle (UConn), 6-1, 6-0
No. 6 Kirsten Gambrell (DePaul) def. Jennifer Marotta (UConn), 6-1, 6-0
No. 1 Redecsi/Selma Salkovic (DePaul) def. LoRusso/Campitiello (UConn), 8-3
No. 2 McKnight/Gambrell (DePaul) def. Cheung/Moritz (UConn), 8-4
No. 3 Cali Gustafson/Zmak (DePaul) def. Searle/Marotta (UConn), 8-1