Men's tennis falls to 3-1 after loss on Thursday against the Bobcats
Published: Friday, October 11, 2013
Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013 00:10
The UConn men’s tennis team’s unbeaten streak came to an end on Thursday, as the Huskies lost 6-1 to the Quinnipiac Bobcats.
With the loss on Thursday, the Huskies are now 3-1 during the fall season.
UConn lost two out of the three doubles matches to drop a point to the Bobcats. In the No. 1 slot for doubles, senior Ryan Carr and junior Wayne Harrell won the only doubles match for UConn 8-3 by defeating Eric Ambrosio and Patrick Sell. In dual matches this year, the duo of Carr and Harrell are undefeated.
The Bobcats then won the next two doubles matches. The Huskies sent out freshman Chris Toner and sophomore Jacob Spreyer in the No. 2 spot. Sebastian Barbero and Kei Ezaka of Quinnipiac defeated them 8-3. In the No. 3 slot, UConn sent out sophomore Zac McEntee and Joshua Palmer and were defeated by Luke Roser and Ryoma Haraguchi 5-8.
Going into the singles matches, the Huskies needed to win four out of the six remaining matches to get a victory.
The Huskies sent out junior Wayne Harrell as their No 1. Harrell has been a stud for UConn all year, and he continued that on Thursday by coming from a set down to win his singles match. Harrell lost the first set 3-6 but then battled back to defeat Ezaka in the final two sets 6-3, 7-6 (4) to win the only point for UConn.
The No. 2 player for UConn was Spreyer. Spreyer has performed well for the Huskies this season after coming back from injury but dropped his match to Sell 6-7 (6), 2-6. The No. 3 and 4 players for the UConn were Carr and freshman Parker Goldstein. Carr lost his match to Ambrosio 0-6, 1-6 and Goldstein dropped his match to Barbero 1-6, 6-2, 2-6.
UConn then sent out McEntee as their No. 5 player and Andrew Ginzberg as the No. 6 player. McEntee dropped his match to Roser by a score of 6-3, 3-6, 2-6. Ginzberg was defeated by Haraguchi 6-7 (4), 7-6 (9-7), 6-10.
UConn’s last dual match of the fall season will be next Tuesday away at Marist College.