Men’s tennis wins three titles in UConn Invitational tourney
Published: Monday, September 30, 2013
Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013 23:09
Over the weekend, the men’s tennis team hosted the UConn Invitational on the Storrs campus where six other schools traveled to compete.
Among the other teams that participated in the tournament were Boston University, the University of Hartford, Merrimack College, Sacred Heart University and Bryant University.
The Huskies had an impressive performance over the weekend, making six appearances in flight finals and winning three titles.
UConn junior Jacob Spreyer was the big winner for the Huskies this weekend capturing two titles. Spreyer is coming off a recent injury but performed like he had been playing all season. On Saturday, Spreyer and freshman teammate Chris Toner combined to win the doubles championship in Flight D by defeating the duo of Matt Dean and Brian Power of Sacred Heart, 8-1. On Sunday, Spreyer won the singles championship in Flight 2 by fighting back from a set down to defeat Patrick Sell of Quinnipiac, 0-6, 7-6, 10-8.
Junior Josh Palmer and sophomore Zac McEntee were also winners over the weekend. The two earned the doubles championship of Flight D by defeating Brandon Phan and Mario Sandoval of Boston University, 8-3.
The dynamic duo in doubles for the Huskies this season has been senior captain Ryan Carr and junior Wayne Harrell. The two reached the finals of the A Flight before losing to Boston University’s Chanon Varapongsittikul and Jesse Frieder, 6-8.
The Huskies had two other players reach finals in the single flights. McEntee advanced to the finals in Flight 6 after winning two matches in straight sets. He then lost to BU’s Emilio Teran, 3-6, 0-6 in the championship match. Palmer made it to the finals in Flight 8 before dropping the championship match to Bryant’s Joe Sterry 4-6, 6-4, 8-10.
The top team performance over the weekend went to Boston University, a team that the Huskies beat just over a week ago. BU appeared in nine flight finals, winning five of them (four in singles, one in doubles).
UConn has the week off before heading to Hamden for the Quinnipiac Invitational.