UConn Splits BIG EAST Matches



    STORRS, CT - The University of Connecticut women's tennis team split a pair of BIG EAST matches over the weekend.  The Huskies fell to Georgetown 4-2 on April 5, and defeated St. John's 4-2 on April 7.  The split moves the Huskies record to 10-7 overall and 3-3 in the BIG EAST.

    Against Georgetown, UConn fell behind early as they dropped two of the three doubles matches to allow the Hoyas the 1-0 lead. The Huskies did come back to win two singles matches by Jen LoRusso at  the No. 4 spot and Colleen Connors at the No. 6 slot.

    In the match against St. John's, the Huskies took four of six singles matches for the 4-2 victory.  Winning singles matches were Whitney Simcik at No. 2, Barbara Schumsky at No.3, LoRusso at No. 4 and Connors at No. 6.  The two teams did not play doubles do to the match already being decided.

    Results as follows:

    Liora Gelblum (GU) def. Trinell Russel 6-2, 6-0
    Nataliya Kostova (SJU) def. Russel 6-3, 6-3
    No. 2
    Liddy Bartell (GU) def. Whitney Simcik 7-5, 6-3
    Simcik def. Kristina Botora (SJU) 4-6, 7-5, 7-5
    No. 3
    Barbara Schumsky vs. Trina Snow (GU) 2-1, DNF
    Schumsky def. Vera Efstathiou (SJU) 6-1, 6-1
    No. 4
    Jen LoRusso def. Jordan Bother (GU) 6-1, 6-3
    LoRusso def. Tessa Woodruff (SJU) 6-1, 6-2
    No. 5
    Monica Ghia (GU) def. April Dixon 7-5, 6-0
    Lauren Lorenzetti (SJU) def. Dixon 7-5, 6-0
    Colleen Connors def. Stephanie Sutton (GU) default
    Connors def. Jennifer Liantonio (SJU) 6-4, 6-4

    No. 1
    Bartell/Snow (GU) def. Simcik/Russel 8-5
    No. 2
    Connors/Dixon def. Botjer/Ghia (GU) 8-5
    No. 3
    Sutton/Gelblum def. Schumsky/Shea 8-6