Junior Andrea Weckstein (Holmdel, NJ) won her first match of the season at No. 1 singles, downing Connecticut’s Whitney Simcik in straight sets, 7-5, 6-1. Senior co-captain Jennifer Hellier (Annapolis, MD) defeated Trinell Russell, 6-2, 6-3, at the No. 2 spot. No. 3 singles saw senior co-captain Carissa Sommerlad (Bradley Beach, NJ) beat Barbara Schumsky, 6-4, 6-1. Freshman Alina Balasa (East Brunswick, NJ) earned her second win of the season at the No. 4 position, downing Jennifer LoRusso, 6-3, 6-0. Junior Kaitlin Link (Ontario, Canada) defeated Colleen Connors, 6-3, 6-4, at No. 5 singles.
Connecticut’s lone point in the match came at No. 6 singles where UConn’s April Dixon defeated sophomore Helen Magomedova (Brooklyn, NY), 6-4, 6-3.
For the second straight match, the Scarlet Knights won all three doubles competitions. At No. 1, Weckstein and Sommerlad beat Simcik and Russell, 8-4. Hellier and Shmakova picked up their second victory at the No. 2 spot, downing Connors and Dixon, 8-3. The third doubles position saw Link and Balasa earn an 8-5 win over Schumsky and LoRusso.
The women will take a break from conference play, returning to action next Saturday, facing Air Force at West Point, NY at 2 p.m.
No. 1 Weckstein/Sommerlad (RU) def. Simcik/Russell (UConn), 8-4
No. 2 Hellier/Shmakova (RU) def. Connors/Dixon (UConn), 8-3
No. 3 Link/Balasa (RU) def. Schumsky/LoRusso (UConn), 8-5
No. 1 Andrea Weckstein (RU) def. Whitney Simcik (UConn), 7-5, 6-1
No. 2 Jennifer Hellier (RU) def. Trinell Russell (UConn), 6-2, 6-3
No. 3 Carissa Sommerlad (RU) def. Barbara Schumsky (UConn), 6-4, 6-1
No. 4 Alina Balasa (RU) def. Jennifer LoRusso (UConn) 6-3, 6-0
No. 5 Kaitlin Link (RU) def. Colleen Connors (UConn), 6-3, 6-4
No. 6 April Dixon (UConn) def. Helen Magomedova (RU), 6-4, 6-3