LA JOLLA, Calif. - The No. 19 UC San Diego women's tennis team fell to Connecticut, 6-3, on Wednesday at the Northview Tennis Courts. The Tritons captured one doubles victory and two wins on the singles ladder, but could not overcome the Division I Huskies.
With the loss, UCSD fell to 5-8 on the season.
Katie Mulloy and Laura Wilke secured UCSD's lone win on the doubles side, defeating their opponents, 8-5. Doubles teams Melissa Breisacher-Jacquelyn Davis and Tara Vanooteghem-Melinda Chu lost hard-fought battles, both 8-6, at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively.
At No. 1 singles, Breisacher handily beat Jennifer Learmonth, 6-1, 6-2. Further down the ladder, Samantha Yeung defeated UConn's Lucy Nutting by a margin of 6-1, 6-1.
Freshman Kellie Taylor made her debut for the Tritons Wednesday, narrowly falling to Abby McKeon at No. 5. Taylor forced three sets before losing, 6-4, 2-6, 10-3.
"The women competed hard today," said UCSD head coach Liz LaPlante. "We will make use of a little time off to rest up."
The Tritons will next compete at the West Florida Invitational, held March 30- April 1.
No. 19 UCSD 3, Connecticut 6
March 14, 2012
Northview Tennis Courts
La Jolla, Calif.
Jennifer Learmonth/Maxene Weinberg (UCONN) def. Melissa Breisacher/Jacquelyn Davis (UCSD) 8-6
Lucy Nutting/Alexa Gregory (UCONN) def. Tara Vanooteghem/Melinda Chu (UCSD) 8-6
Katie Mulloy/Laura Wilke (UCSD) def. Abby McKeon/Marie Gargiulo (UCONN) 8-5
Melissa Breisacher (UCSD) def. Jennifer Learnmonth (UCONN) 6-1, 6-2
Alexa Gregory (UCONN) def. Melinda Chu (UCSD) 6-2, 7-5
Maxene Weinberg (UCONN) def. Tara Vanooteghem (UCSD) 6-2, 6-1
Samantha Yeung (UCSD) def. Lucy Nutting (UCONN) 6-1, 6-1
Abby McKeon (UCONN) def. Kellie Taylor (UCSD) 6-4, 2-6, 10-3
Lauren Wilmarth (UCONN) def. Maiko Hermsmeier (UCSD) 6-1, 6-0
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