Tennis: Huskies to take on Richmond and ECU


UConn Tennis in action (Amar Batra/The Daily Campus)

The UConn men’s tennis team will look to snap a four match losing streak when they travel to Greenville, North Carolina this weekend for matches against Richmond and American Conference opponent ECU

The Huskies (4-13) are coming off a pair of losses suffered against Bryant and BU last weekend. On Saturday against the Bulldogs, the Huskies earned their lone point from freshman John Holtmann at No. 5 singles in a 6-1 loss. Senior Jonathan Edwards was honored after his last home match on Sunday against the Terriers but the team suffered a 5-2 defeat. The Huskies picked up their first doubles sweep of the season and got a point from junior Jack McLister at No. 4 singles during the loss.

UConn will play Richmond (8-9) on Saturday at 1pm. Each team has played Bryant but the Spiders recorded a 4-3 win over the Bulldogs in early February while the Huskies fell 6-1 last weekend. The Spiders have been led by senior Caleb Troy, who was named second-team all-Atlantic 10 last season and has played both No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles in the lineup this season.

On Sunday, the Huskies will face a 20-4 ECU squad. Both teams have played Temple, with the Pirates topping the Owls 5-2 while the Huskies were defeated 4-1. ECU has lost just once in its last 13 matches, and notched it’s school-record 20th win with a 4-3 triumph over Coastal Carolina on Wednesday.

The matches against Richmond and ECU will be the last of the season for the Huskies before they travel to Dallas for the American Conference Championship tournament.

Story Salit is a campus correspondent for The Daily Campus and can be reached via email at

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