Huskies beat Hartford at Senior Day
Published: Monday, April 16, 2012
Updated: Monday, April 16, 2012 00:04
It was a big day for the UConn women’s tennis team on Saturday afternoon as two players were honored at “Senior Day.” Senior captain Alexa Gregory concluded her career on a high note as a proud dedicated Husky, leading the white and blue ladies to a strong victory over University of Hartford. Lauren Wilmarth was also recognized on Saturday. Although she is a junior, Wilmarth will be graduating with three years here at UConn to continue her studies at Veterinary School of Tuft in Mass. Coach Glenn Marshall expressed his sentiment on losing these two great players, “Both of the women will be missed very much by their teammates and coaches.”
The women played a phenomenal last match of the season, earning a win over the University of Hartford Hawks at a 8-1 overall score, bringing their overall season record to 7-10. Gregory, seeded No. 2 obtained a 6-0, 6-0 perfect score against the Hawks, as well as seed No. 3 Maxene Weinberg and Wilmarth, seeded No. 5 in singles. Lucy Nutting conquered the No. 4 seed in singles with a 6-0, 6-1 victory. In No. 6 seed was up and coming freshman Natalie Robson who gave the Huskies a huge win of 6-1, 6-2, great things are expected of Robson in the forthcoming seasons. In doubles play the leading duo of Jen Learmonth and Weinberg had a triumphant win of 8-2 over the Hawks No. 1 tandem. Also defeating Hartford in doubles was Nutting and Gregory with a 8-1 victory and Abby McKeon with Marie Gargiulo at No. 3 seed with a final score of 8-0.
The white and blue ladies had a rocky start to the season but with their hard work and determination they where able to make this season memorable ending on a powerful note. Coach Marshall said Gregory “was an amazing team leader for our squad and will be greatly missed.”