Men's tennis takes on Bobcats
Undefeated UConn heads to Quinnipiac
Published: Thursday, October 10, 2013
Updated: Thursday, October 10, 2013 00:10
For the second week in a row, the UConn men’s tennis team will travel to Hamden to take on the Bobcats of Quinnipiac University.
The Huskies (3-0) will be up against their toughest test of the season. The Bobcats (2-0) also have been very impressive this year, posting two shutout wins against St. Francis (N.Y.) and Siena.
“We’ve had the opportunity to see Quinnipiac at our tournament and theirs and they are a strong team with a lot of depth in their lineup,” coach Michael Louis said. “They will be our first big test this season. We match up very well with their guys and it’s a match I’m looking forward to.”
When the Huskies visited Hamden last weekend for the Quinnipiac Invitational, the last day of the tournament was called off due to inclement weather. As a result, UConn had several players miss out on the opportunity to win championships on Sunday.
“I know my guys are looking forward to getting back on the courts and competing,” Louis said. “We had some really positive play and results this past weekend before the tournament cancellations. They're definitely eager to keep building off the success we've had thus far.”
Junior Jacob Spreyer has worked his way back into the lineup after starting the season with an injury. Spreyer first made an appearance this season at the UConn Invitational where he won two titles. He also reached the semifinals last weekend. Coach Louis is very excited that Spreyer has worked his way back into the lineup and that he has been performing at a high level.
“Jacob has worked hard to get back on the court and into our lineup,” Louis said. “He's had a great few weeks since being back healthy. He's added depth to our lineup and I know he wants to continue to contribute and work hard.”
The undefeated Huskies will look to equal their win total from last year on Thursday against the Bobcats.
The Huskies and Bobcats will take the courts at 3 p.m. on Thursday.