UMass wins doubles point, but the Knights took four of six in singles play.
Sophomore picked up her second weekly honor after performances against Quinnipiac & Saint Joseph's
Arielle Griffin and Aarzoo Malik collected their first ever Atlantic 10 Conference honors after their strong efforts this past weekend.
Tennis will travel to Fairleigh Dickinson on Thursday and Sacred Heart on Saturday for the last two away matches of the 2013-14 season.
The tennis team topped conference rival St. Joseph's on home courts this afternoon
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.
As a Freshman (2012-2013): Spring: Lost to Brown (2/1) in No. 3 singles, 7-6, 1-6, 6-3...Added a win at No. 3 doubles 8-2 with teammate Jessica Podlofsky at the match...At St. Joseph's (2/3), posted a win from No. 3 singles over Eisenbrand, 6-2, 6-1...Also lost in No. 3 doubles, 8-6, with Jessica Podlofsky at the match...Defeated Army's Iliev (2/15) in No. 4 singles, 6-3, 7-5...Also posted a win in No. 3 doubles 8-6 in the match...Added a win, 8-0, in No. 2 doubles against St. Bonaventure (2/16)...Also defeated Fairleigh Dickinson's Guzairova (2/17) in the No. 4 singles, 7-5, 6-3...Added a win in the No. 2 doubles with Podlofsky 8-5 in the match...Was defeated by Dartmouth's Matsuoka (2/20) in the No. 4 singles, 7-5, 2-6, (11-9)...Also posted a win in the No. 3 doubles, 8-3, in the same match...Defeated Quinnipiac(2/24) in No. 3 singles, 6-4, 6-1...Also was defeated in No. 2 doubles, 8-7, at the match...Fall: Went 2-1 in singles and defeated Dartmouth, 8-2 with Jessica Podlofsky, at doubles during the Big Green Invitational (11/2-4)... Notched victories in both singles, 3-6, 6-3 (10-4), and doubles, 8-2 with Podlofsky, at Connecticut (10/17)... Posted a victory with Podlofsky in No. 3 doubles over Providence College (9/17)... Reached the quarterfinals in Flight A Doubles, with Podlofsky, and Flight C Singles at the West Point Invitational (9/21-23)... Advanced to the Flight C Semifinals and the Flight B Doubles Quarterfinals, with Podlofsky, at the Columbia Invitational (9/13-15).
Before UMass: Played varsity tennis for Coach Baskin all four years of high school ... Won the Mayor's Cup as a sophomore ... Graduated with a record of 73-3.
Personal: Arielle Griffin ... Born December 23, 1994 ... Daughter of Venette James ... Majoring in Nutrition.
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