Men’s tennis sweeps Siena to stay perfect
Published: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 23:09
The men’s tennis team continued their hot start to the season on Tuesday by shutting out Siena College 7-0.
The Huskies were dominant once again winning every match. UConn has now won three matches in a row, and lost none, looking very impressive.
“I was happy with the win,” Coach Michael Louis said. “It is always good when you end up on that side, but collectively we have a lot of work to do. The good thing is we have a lot to work with as a team and as a squad. So we’re definitely going to hit it hard during practice in the coming days to get ready for our tournament this weekend.”
The Huskies sent out Wayne Harrell and Ryan Carr once again as the No. 1 for doubles. They were victorious 8-2. Chris Toner and Parker Cohen played in the No. 2 slot for doubles and they earned a 8-6 victory. Zac McEntee and Joshua Palmer played the No. 3 spot, defeating their opponent 8-5. By winning all three matches, the Huskies earned one point for their team score.
Junior Wayne Harrell has played at the No 1. Spot for UConn so far and has been remarkable. Harrell made fast work of his match, winning 6-1, 6-1.
“I feel really confident,” Harrell said. “I felt like I was playing well, I made a lot of balls on the court, I was being aggressive and played the tennis I wanted to play, I thought I did well today.”
“Wayne has been great,” Coach Louis said of his No. 1 player. “He really has been putting in the work. Wayne’s got a lot of talent; he’s got all the tools. What I am most proud of for him is that he has really been putting the work in mentally to try and stay focused at the task at hand and I think it shows.”
Freshman Chris Toner and senior Ryan Carr also continued playing well as the No. 2 and No. 3 players for the Huskies. Toner won his match 6-3, 6-3 and Carr won his match 6-4, 6-4. Sophomore Andrew Ginzberg played the No. 4 for UConn notching a victory 6-4, 6-3. Freshman Parker Goldstein and sophomore Zac McEntee filled the No. 5 and No. 6 spots for the Huskies, each winning 6-3, 6-1 and 6-1, 6-0 respectively.
Coach Michael Louis is off to a tremendous start as his first year at head coach and is enthusiastic about his team.
“The guys have been great,” Coach Louis said. “I couldn’t have asked for a better group of guys, I am proud of them and I know they are going to continue to work.”
The Huskies will look to continue their hot start this weekend as they host the UConn Invitational at the UConn Tennis Courts.