UConn women's tennis to finish season in Cambridge
Published: Thursday, October 17, 2013
Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013 00:10
The UConn women’s tennis team concludes their fall season at the Regional Championships in Cambridge, Mass. The five-day event, which runs Oct. 17-21, looks to be a culmination of the Huskies’ season to date – plenty of successes, but also areas of improvement in each individual’s game.
UConn recently lost to UMass 4-3 in Amherst; however, the Huskies put up a valiant display. Junior Maxene Weinberg and sophomore Srna Stosljevic earned victories in both the singles and doubles matches last Wednesday. Despite their performances, Glenn Marshall’s team was unable to bounce back against the Minutewomen.
Senior Lucy Nutting also won her singles match in straight sets. While Emma Alderman, Shea Flanagan and Jennifer Learmonth were unsuccessful in their singles matches, Marshall appeared pleased with his team’s performances.
“This was an extremely close match for our team, and we put in a great effort. We were highlighted by Stosljevic and Weinberg, who won both of their matches,” said Marshall.
Following their defeat to UMass, the Huskies had to quickly bounce back as they traveled to an invitational at the National Tennis Center in New York. Overall, the Huskies finished 8-8 at the invitational, with Marie Gargiulo and Jenise Vargas highlighting the weekend in their doubles performance. In the No. 4 doubles flight, Gargiulo and Vargas made it to the semifinals of their flight.
One hundred and three competitors will be representing 33 colleges this weekend at the Regional Championships and will be separated into the main draw and qualifying draws. The competition begins on Thursday with pre-qualifying singles matches, and the main draw is schedules to take place Friday to Tuesday.
If the Huskies can perform well, a few may move onto the 2013 USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships which take place Nov. 7-10 at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. The winners of the singles and doubles events will all receive berths to the championships.