Men’s tennis falters against Richmond and East Carolina

A hectic, two-week stretch for the UConn men’s tennis team ended with losses to Richmond and East Carolina during a trip to North Carolina this weekend.

The losses take the Huskies’ record to 2-16 on the season and keep them winless this spring. The loss to East Carolina also drops UConn to 0-2 in the American Athletic Conference.

UConn first faced Richmond on Friday, falling 6-1. The Spiders are now 12-6 on the season and are now on a five-game winning streak. UConn’s lone point came from Parker Goldstein. The Georgia native beat Caleb Troy in the singles No. 4 match 6-4. Goldstein has really come on toward the end of the season after not featuring much early on. He also picked up the lone point in the Huskies match last week against Bryant.

The loss was more of the same for the Huskies. The team has struggled with consistency. Coach Michael Louis highlighted the need for various people to have great games in order for the Huskies to win.

UConn was swept by East Carolina 7-0 Saturday. Despite being shutout, the Huskies were able to pick up one win in doubles. Co-captain Jacob Spreyer and sophomore Christopher Toner defeated the duo of Tendai Tapfuma and Patrick Wolterbeek 6-4. The win takes the Pirates’ conference record to 2-0.

The Huskies return to action when they host Boston University next Sunday. The match will be the Huskies’ last dual match of the season before The American men’s tennis championship in two weeks in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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