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Arthur Hayden of the Daily Collegian has a recap of the UMass tennis team's weekend versus Fairleigh Dickinson and Sacred Heart. Hayden states that several nagging injuries have forced adjustments to the lineups throughout the season and came into play during the 4-3 loss at FDU last Thursday.

UMass tennis senior Yuliana Motyl contributed a piece to the Amherst Wire, a student-run online magazine by the journalism department, where she gives an insider's view of the conflict involving Ukraine, Russia and Crimea. Motyl was born in Ukraine before moving to Toronto when she was nine.

Collegian: Jessica Podlofsky breaks UMass tennis singles record

Arthur Hayden of the Daily Collegian has a story on Jessica Podlofsky who recently set the UMass tennis program's career record for singles victories. According to Hayden, it was an unorthodox route that led Podlofsky to UMass, but says that her goal from day one was to break the record.

Collegian: UMass tennis wins two of three over spring break

Arthur Hayden of the Daily Collegian has a recap of UMass' spring break trip to Charleston, S.C., where the Minutewomen won two of three matches and senior Jessica Podlofsky broke the all-time career singles victories record for the program.

Collegian: UMass tennis falls to powerful Columbia squad

Arthur Hayden of the Daily Collegian has a recap of the tennis team's 5-2 loss at Columbia last weekend. Head coach Judy Dixon thinks the tough schedule early is preparing the team for the second half of the season and the A-10 Tournament.

"Sometimes we lose a match where we played our absolute best" she said. "I have a lot of hope for us as we head into the last half of our season. We have now a team that believes that they can play with the best teams in the country...I'm still trying to figure out our doubles combinations...but I think our singles line-up is pretty well-established."

Collegian: UMass tennis splits two weekend conference matches

Arthur Hayden of the Daily Collegian has a recap of tennis' split week against Fordham and George Washington last week.

Collegian: Tennis faces stiff competition at regionals

Arthur Hayden of the Daily Collegian has a recap of the tennis team's performance at the ITA Northeast Regional Championships. The Minutewomen were led by freshman Aarzoo Malik who advanced to the Round of 32.

VIDEO: Judy Dixon Previews The 2013-14 Tennis Season

Judy Dixon previews the 2013-14 tennis season and this weekend's season-opener at the Brown Invitational.

Judy Dixon Previews This Week's Matches At Army

UMass tennis head coach Judy Dixon previews the Minutewomen's upcoming matches against Army, St. Bonaventure, and Fairleigh Dickinson in West Point, N.Y.

Judy Dixon Previews The Spring Tennis Season

The UMass tennis team starts the 2013 spring campaign this Friday at Brown and Sunday at home against Saint Joseph's. Head coach Judy Dixon sits down with UMassAthletics to talk about the progress from the fall and what she expects to see this spring.


WIth the help of SAAC, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, five representatives of the whole of UMass athletics sat down with the students at Crocker Farm Elementary School prior to the start of classes this morning. In addition to just interacting with the youngsters, each student-athlete took the opportunity to discuss the importance of eating healthy, staying active and working hard in school. Minutemen Joe Snyder (men's lacrosse) and baseball's Billy Jones and Alex Tuneski, as well as Minutewomen Katie Bettencourt (softball) and Jocelyn Providence (women's tennis) all participated in the day's activity.

For more information about SAAC can be found through the UMass Athletics website here.
Jeffrey Okerman of the Daily Collegian has a recap of the tennis team's fall finale last weekend, the Big Green Invitational at Dartmouth. Sophomore Jessica Podlofsky continued her season-long strong play, while freshman Chanel Glasper was also very impressive. As usual, UMass' doubles teams were superb, winning several matches. Judy Dixon's squad begins its spring season on Jan. 28 when it hosts Boston College at the Bay Road Tennis Club at 12:30 p.m.

Minutewomen face strong competition at Big Green Invitational - Daily Collegian
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Cameron McDonough of the Massachusetts Daily Collegian takes a look at the UMass Women's tennis team as they prepare for an invitational despite the major snow storm. The Minutewomen will be participating in the three-day Big Green Invitational over the weekend in Hanover, N.H. This will be their first time competing as a team since the match at Fordham on Oct. 9.

Despite snow, Minutewomen prepare for Big Green Invitational - Daily Collegian

Collegian: Minutewomen to compete in ITA at Yale

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Cameron McDonough of the Massachusetts Daily Collegian has a story in Wednesday's edition on the UMass women's tennis players that have been invited to compete at the prestigious Intercollegiate Tennis Association Northeast Regional this weekend at Yale. The doubles team of Yuliana Motyl and Chantal Swiszcz will compete in addition to singles draw players Julia Comas, Sonia Bokhari, and Jessica Podlofsky. The tournament begins on Friday and runs through Oct. 25.

"These are the best players in the region and they are excited to go," said head coach Judy Dixon.

VIDEO: Tennis Beats UConn In Home Opener, 4-3

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Collegian: Podlofsky, Glasper Shine For Tennis Team

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Jessica Podlofsky remained undefeated in singles play this season.Chanel Glasper has begun her collegiate career 7-1 in singles play.
Cameron McDonough of the Massachusetts Daily Collegian has a recap in Tuesday's edition of the UMass tennis team's stellar weekend at the Eastern Collegiate Invitational at Army. Against some of the top programs in the Northeast, UMass placed five of its eight players in the semfinal round of flights and had two flight champions, Jessica Podlofsky and Chanel Glasper, who is 7-1 in her freshman campaign. 

Podlofsky is now a perfect 8-0 on the season and was named UMass Athlete of the Week. She will be honored, along with Head Coach Judy Dixon, at Wednesday's UMass Sports Luncheon, at noon at the Cape Cod Room of the Student Union.

"I was very pleased with the effort from everyone on the team," said UMass coach Judy Dixon. "I have felt like the last two weeks have been very positive and what coaches need this time of year is to take a look at their players and see what we need to work on," she said.

Collegian: Tennis Preps For Army Tourney

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Nick Canelas of the Massachusetts Daily Collegian has a good preview of the women's tennis team's trip to the Eastern Collegiate Invitational this weekend at Army:

Just one week after what UMass coach Judy Dixon called a, "successful weekend," in the Harvard Fall Classic, her squad is trying to repeat its formula when the Eastern Collegiate Invitational begins in West Point, NY. on Friday.

The tournament is a popular one early in the season, and serves as another tune-up for not only the Minutewomen, but also other Atlantic 10 foes the team will face later in the season. Other A-10 teams attending the Invitational include Rhode Island and Fordham.

VIDEO: Tennis Preview With Judy Dixon

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The UMass tennis team kicks off its fall schedule this weekend at the Harvard Fall Classic on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Check out the video below in which Head Coach Judy Dixon previews the 2011-12 tennis team!


Due to unforeseen technical issues at the Bay Road Tennis Center, the UMass tennis match against Fairfield cannot be shown live on CBS3 Now as originally scheduled. Fans can watch the match live on UMass All-Access through their computers. The match will be shown on a tape-delay basis on CBS3 Now. Check back later for a date and air time.

Happy Birthday: Feb. 23 - Tennis' Gabriella Jannotta

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On Feb. 22 (2/22) with wish tennis junior Gabriella Jannotta Happy Birthday!

Gabriella Jannotta

Tennis Blasts NJIT In Spring Home Opener, 6-1

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The UMass tennis team played its first home match of the spring semester on Sunday, defeating NJIT in dominating fashion, 6-1. The Minutewomen won two out of three doubles matches to take the doubles point before winning five out of the six singles matches.

Happy Birthday: Dec. 10 - Podlofski, Vaccaro, Wu

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Happy Birthday to this trio, celebrating on Dec. 10: tennis freshman Jessica Podlofsky, soccer senior Chris Vaccaro and junior track jumper Daniel Wu

Jessica Podlofsky    Chris Vaccaro    Daniel Wu

Tennis Team Posts Mixed Results

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Scott Cournoyer of the Daily Collegian has a story on the UMass tennis team's trip to the ITA Northeast Regional last weekend at Dartmouth. As the headline states, the Minutewomen came away with mixed results, but among the bright spots has been the early season play of sophomore Julia Comas. Click Here for the complete recap of the ITA Regionals.

Happy Birthday - Oct. 26: Boney, Mark, Walkowiak

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Happy Birthday wishes to tennis senior Candynce Boney sophomore swimmer Lauren Mark
 and men's lacrosse senior Mael Walkowiak.

Candynce Boney  Lauren Mark  Mael Walkowiak

Tennis: Rained Out Thursday, Hosts Fordham Friday

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The Daily Collegian has a preview of the UMass tennis team's home-opening match on Friday at noon vs. Fordham at the Mullins Courts.

"All of these girls are coming together quickly in a real positive way, and that will be necessary to compete against some of the schools we have coming up," Head Coach Judy Dixon said.

The Minutewomen were supposed to open the season on Thursday afternoon vs. Holy Cross, but weather forced a postponement of that match. The make-up date has yet to be set.

Collegian Recaps Successful Tennis Opening Tourney

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The Daily Collegian has a recap of the tennis team's successful season-opening performance at the Eastern Collegiate Invitational at Army. Sophomore Julia Comas won the Flight B singles title and was named UMass Athlete of the Week, while freshman Jessica Podlofsky won the Flight D title.

The Minutewomen open their home season on Thursday against Holy Cross (1:30 p.m.) and then Friday they host Fordham (noon). Both matches are at the Mullins Courts.

Tennis Helping Amherst Survival Center Today

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The UMass tennis team will be taking part today in a community service project in conjunction with the Amherst Survival Center. The event, to be held on the Amherst town common from 9-1:30, is a furniture sale. So be sure to stop by and give your support to the ASC and UMass Tennis!

Since 1976, the Amherst Survival Center has promoted the health and well being of residents of Franklin and Hampshire counties with a wide variety of programs designed to help people meet their basic needs. The Center serves over three thousand people each year. Our services, all of which are free, include a Food Pantry, Soup Kitchen, Drop-In Health Clinic, Free Store, and a variety of other supports.

Happy Birthday: Sept. 10 - Ryan Hantverk, Tanisha Hodgson

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On Friday, Sept. 10, we wish Happy Birthday to lacrosse player  Ryan Hantverk and tennis player Tanisha Hodgson.


Ryan Hantverk  Tanisha Hodgson

Greenwich Time Feature On Lauren MacKay

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The Greenwich Time has a nice feature story on tennis alum Lauren MacKay. After working at Stanford last year, MacKay was named head coach at Endicott College for both the men's and women's teams earlier this summer.

"I definitely feel very fortunate because I'm young and this is a great opportunity," said the 23-year-old MacKay. "Being the head coach of both programs is a big deal.

MacKay Named Tennis Coach At Endicott

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Endicott College has announced the hiring of former UMass tennis player Lauren MacKay as its new head coach for men's and women's tennis. MacKay, a four-year player and captain as a senior for head coach Judy Dixon, played at UMass from 2005-09. The Examiner also has a story on MacKay taking over as coach of the Gulls.

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