The UConn men’s and women’s tennis teams will host Fairfield University Wednesday and Thursday.
The men’s team will play at the Manchester Racquet Club and the match will serve as the Huskies’ first home match of the spring season. The team is still looking for its first win of this this season after a rough match last weekend in Pennsylvania, falling to both Fairleigh Dickinson and Lehigh.
“This weekend we played some of our better tennis, but beat ourselves in some spots,” men’s head coach Michael Louis said.
The Stags (2-3) are coming off a win this past weekend against St. Peter’s. The last time UConn and Fairfield matched up about a year ago, the Stags edged the Huskies 7-0. Fairfield has won two of the last three meetings.
“We are a better team than last year and we match up well against them,” Louis said.
The Huskies post a 2-6 record in the spring and have yet to really get their footing. The team will look to co-captains Jacob Spreyer and Joshua Palmer to steady the ship.
“Our goal is to build upon each match we play whether we won or lost the previous,” Louis said.
In comparison, the UConn women’s team boasts a 5-4 record and will host Fairfield at the East Hartford Tennis Club.
The Stags’ women’s team is also coming off a victory at St. Peter’s. In last year’s match, UConn came out victorious over Fairfield. The Huskies have been a sore spot for the Stags, winning the last two matchups between the two.
The women’s team has made a much more seamless transition into the new season as its layoff was almost one month shorter than the men’s. Despite this, the team fell to Houston last week, bringing its conference record this season to 0-2.