1992:Jennifer Rizzotti, a guard from New Fairfield, comes to UConn and goes on to win a national title and coach the University of Hartford women's team. UConn women's team. 1992: The drama was unsurpassed the day after it poured at the Volvo International in New Haven and the Deco Turf II came unglued and 11,000 fans came into the stadium and left unhappy without seeing any tennis. Tournament director Jim Westhall and Connecticut Tennis Center President John DeStefano blamed each other for the problem with DeStefano responding to accusations by Westhall during a press conference by dramatically grabbing a microphone to defend himself while clutching a soggy piece of tennis court. 1993: Businessman Francis Murray, at one time a minority owner of the Patriots, made a public bid to buy the franchise and move it to Hartford in the early 1990s. Murray was unable to complete the deal.
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