STORRS, Conn. (Oct. 28) - The University of Connecticut men's tennis team
defeated regional rival UMass, 5-2, while its women's team fell, 6-0, in dual matches
on Oct. 28 in Storrs, Conn.
Sophomore Mike Furman (Allentown, Pa.) led the Huskies in the top singles spot,
dropping Steve Prisco, 6-3, 6-1. Sophomore Max Zubatsky (Milwaukee, Wis.),
freshman Andy Sweatt (Reno, Nev.) and senior Bryan Adinolfi (Hamden, Conn.)
wrapped up the Connecticut wins in singles.
UConn nearly swept the doubles matches on the men's side. The freshman duo of
Jono Talbot (Allendale, N.J.) and Sweatt handed Aron Gortman and Rory Theis an
8-4 loss at No. 2, while sophomore Joe Lang (Winchester, Mass.) and senior Luke
Grimshaw (Frederick, Md.) won a hard fought 9-8 proset at No. 3. Lang and
Grimshaw own the best UConn doubles record to-date at 9-3 on the season.
The Husky women did not post any singles wins and would not proceed in doubles
matches with the match outcome foreseen.
Both Connecticut programs head to their respective regional championships next
week. The men travel to Virginia Tech on Nov. 2-6, while the women compete at
William & Mary on Nov. 4-7, to wrap up their fall season.
Connecticut 5, UMass 2
UConn Tennis Courts
No. 1 Mike Furman (UC) def. Steve Prisco (UMass), 6-3, 6-1.
No. 2 Aron Gortman (UMass) def. Jono Talbot (UC), 6-4, 6-0.
No. 3 Brent Davis (UMass) def. Luke Grimshaw (UC), 6-4, 6-1.
No. 4 Max Zubatsky (UC) def. Todd Champeau (UMass), 7-6 (7), 6-2.
No. 5 Andy Sweatt (UC) def. Bill Greener (UMass), 6-4, 6-1.
No. 6 Bryan Adinolfi (UC) def. Will Shaw (UMass), 6-3, 6-4.
No. 1 Prisco-Davis (UMass) def. Furman-Zubatsky (UC), 8-4.
No. 2 Talbot-Sweatt (UC) def. Gortman-Rory Theis (UMass), 8-5.
No. 3 Lang-Grimshaw (UC) def. Champeau-Shaw (UMass), 9-8 (11).
UMass 6, Connecticut 0
No. 1 Francesca Mancini (UMass) def. Trinell Russel (UC) 7-6, 4-0
No. 2 Helena Horak (UMass) def. Colleen Connors (UC) 6-1, 6-1.
No. 3 Jafra Depontes (UMass) def. Anne Dewberry (UC) 6-1, 6-3.
No. 4 Annie Hamilton (UMass) def. Katie Olsen (UC) 6-4, 6-3.
No. 5 Susan Hyams (UMass) def. Melanie Polanco (UC) 6-1, 6-1.
No. 6 Lindsey Gillooly (UMass) def. Laurel Lebby (UC) 6-1, 6-0.
No. 1 DNP
No. 2 DNP
No. 3 DNP