RAIN, RAIN GO AWAY
Published: Thursday, October 4, 2012
Updated: Thursday, October 4, 2012 00:10
For the second time this season, the women’s tennis team has had their hopes of playing washed out by inclement weather.
The Huskies were looking to host their first home match of the season against regional rival UMass before forecasts of showers throughout the day dashed their hopes of competing.
In the first tournament of the season, the Fairfield Doubles Festival, the competition was only a four matches in before the rain became too unbearable to continue the event.
Having already faced the Minutemen a few times this year in competition, the team was, and still is, looking forward to the opportunity to challenge the team one-on-one. So far this fall, UMass has bested UConn in a match of singles and two out of three matches of doubles. The Huskies see this dual match as an opportunity not just to settle the score, but also to claim dominance over their New England rival.
Even with the postponement of the match, the mindset of the players hasn’t changed. Freshman Srna Stoŝljević said that the team is “showing promise” heading into the competition, and said that she’s particularly excited about the strong lineup.
The competition has been rescheduled to Wednesday, Oct. 17 and will still be held on the UConn Tennis Courts. The team will face Quinnipiac in a dual match at home next week and travel to Providence, R.I. for the New England Championships before making up the rained-out match.