BIG EAST Tennis Notebook - April 14

Cincinnati Women's Notes (8-13) April 10 vs. Marshall: L, 6-1 April 11 vs. Youngstown State: W, 6-1 The Bearcats earned the doubles point against Youngstown State with the doubles tandems of sophomore Jasmine Lee and junior Safiyya Ismail winning 8-1 and freshman Ashleigh Witte and senior Ksenia Slynko winning 8-3 in the No. 1 and No. 2 spots, respectively. In singles competition, Slynko was in a back-and-forth match against Margarita Sadovnikova. Slynko fought back after dropping the first set, but eventually fell in a third-set tiebreak, 2-6, 7-6 (10-8), 8-10. The remaining five Bearcats dropped a total of just 10 games on the way to a 6-1 victory. Up Next: Hosts Ball State April 15 and DePaul April 17 before heading to Notre Dame for the BIG EAST Championship. Connecticut Men's Notes (6-5) April 10 vs. St. Francis (Pa.): W, 6-1 The Huskies swept doubles play last week against St. Francis (Pa.). In singles action, senior Andrew Marcus won in the No. 1 spot 6-3, 6-1, while freshman Teddy Margules took care of business with big first serves to win in No. 6 singles 6-2, 6-4. Junior Jai Yoon won at No. 3 singles 6-1, 7-5. The lone St. Francis (Pa.) point came at the No. 4 slot as freshman Ryan Carr dropped a tough 3-6, 6-4, 10-8 decision. Junior Scott Warden won No. 2 singles with a 6-3, 6-4 victory, while sophomore Wei Lin picked up another close victory 6-4, 6-3 in the No. 5 position. Up Next: Hosts Villanova April 16, Marist April 18 and Boston University April 20. Connecticut Women's Notes (5-9) April 8 vs. Marquette: L, 6-1 April 10 vs. West Virginia: L, 5-2 In a 6-1 loss to Marquette April 8, junior Alexa Gregory scored the Huskies' lone point with a 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 3 singles. Freshman Jennifer Learmonth picked up a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 victory at No. 1 singles in last week's 5-3 loss to West Virginia, while classmate Lucy Nutting won 6-1, 7-6 in the No. 6 spot. Up Next: Hosts Seton Hall April 15 and Villanova April 16. DePaul Men's Notes (14-8) The No. 61 Blue Demons were not in action last week. Up Next: Travels to Marquette April 16 before heading to the BIG EAST Championship April 28. DePaul Women's Notes (11-9) April 10 vs. Western Michigan: W, 6-1 DePaul celebrated Senior Day with a 6-1 victory over Western Michigan April 10 as the senior duo of Katarina Milinkovic and Selma Salkovic clinched the doubles point with an 8-4 win in the No. 1 slot. The pair has combined for 169 singles wins and 178 doubles victories in four years, while helping the program to its first NCAA Team Tournament selection in 2010. The seniors helped DePaul to a 68-28 overall dual record in the last four seasons. Individually, Milinkovic tallied 20 or more singles victory in each of her four seasons and was an All-BIG EAST performer in 2009 and 2010. She is one of four players in program history to register over 90 singles wins and is 61-17 in duals, losing just one at the Lakeshore Athletic Club. Salkovic has tallied 110 doubles victories and was part of the program's first tandem selected to the NCAA Doubles Championship. She is a two-time All-BIG EAST selection and boasts a 77-52 singles record. Up Next: Travels to Marquette April 15 and Cincinnati April 17. Georgetown Men's Notes (6-11) April 9 vs. George Washington: L, 6-1 The Hoyas have lost three-straight matches. In a 6-1 loss to George Washington, junior Andrew Bruhn scored the lone Georgetown point with a 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 win at No. 2 singles. Up Next: Travels to UMBC April 16. Georgetown Women's Notes (10-8) April 9 vs. Rutgers: W, 4-3 April 10 vs. Seton Hall: W, 6-1 April 13 vs. Pittsburgh: W, 4-2 Junior Lauren Greco went 4-0 last week, helping the Hoyas edge Rutgers 4-3 April 9 and defeat Seton Hall 6-1 April 10. After being down 5-2 in the first set against RU, she battled back to claim a 7-5, 6-2 win in No. 2 singles. The junior followed the come-from-behind victory by retiring her Pirate opponent 7-5, 3-0 also at the No. 2 position.