Women's Tennis

 

  Arielle Griffin
Arielle  Griffin

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Jamaica, N.Y.

High School:
Benjamin N. Cardozo HS

Height:
5-6


05/05/2016

Benito, Griffin Enjoy Strong Careers with Women's Tennis

Senior duo set to graduate this weekend after being key parts to Minutewomen’s success.

04/17/2016

Tennis Takes 6-1 Win at Fordham in Regular-Season Finale

Minutewomen enter Atlantic 10 Tournament with nine-match win streak in hand.

04/14/2016

Senior Day Sweep for Tennis, 7-0, Over Rhode Island

Minutewomen give senior class of Carol Benito and Arielle Griffin win in final home match.

04/13/2016

Senior Day on Thursday as Tennis Hosts Rhode Island

Minutewomen to honor Carol Benito and Arielle Griffin prior to match at the Mullins Center Courts.

04/08/2016

Tennis Wins Sixth Straight, 4-1, at Quinnipiac

Minutewomen return home to host Bryant on Saturday afternoon (1 p.m.).

01/29/2013

Judy Dixon Previews The 2013 Spring Schedule

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.

04/26/2016

Arielle Griffin

Arielle Griffin

10/29/2015

Arielle Griffin

Arielle Griffin

04/12/2015

TENNIS VS. SHU

TENNIS VS. SHU Photos by Thom Kendall '93

04/21/2014

TENNIS vs. URI

TENNIS vs. URI Photos by Thom Kendall '93

10/10/2013

TENNIS VS. UCONN

TENNIS VS. UCONN Photos by Thom Kendall '93

As A Senior (2015-16): Match-by-Match Statistics
Spring:: The spring season began for Griffin against Cornell, where she lost in doubles with partner Laura Moreno (1/23) ... The duo played a hard match against Boston College in the start of February where they lost playing in the No.3 spot (2/2) ... During the match against Long Island, Griffin won her singles match in straight sets and also won in doubles (2/6) ... Against St. John's, Griffin went on to win her singles match with a score of 7-5, 6-4 (2/7) ... The following week against Army West Point, the senior lost a hard three-setter in singles (2/13) ... On the same day against St. Bonventure, Griffin won her doubles match playing with Moreno (2/13) ... Against Yale the following week, the senior lost a hard match playing in the #3 doubles spot (2/19) ... During the same weekend against the #41 seed Dartmouth, Griffin and Moreno were defeated in a really tough match (2/21) ... At the first match of March against Albany, the senior won in doubles with a score of 6-4 (3/5) ... In the first match of the weekend opener against the College of Charleston, Griffin lost a long three-setter in singles but went on to win in doubles (3/15) ... Against Charleston Southern, the senior won a close doubles match as well as a singles match in three sets (3/18) ... In her first match of April against Quinnipiac, the senior won her doubles match playing with partner Moreno (4/8) ... On the following day against Bryant, Griffin won both her doubles and singles matches (4/9). Fall: Griffin began her season with two singles losses and one win at the Brown Invitationals (9/25) ... At the Invitationals she played doubles with Laura Moreno and they won and lost one match each (9/25) ... Against Connecticut, the senior lost her singles match but won the doubles match with teammate Moreno with a score of 8-5 (10/1) ... Griffin played doubles with Moreno against Providence and won (10/15) ... Won against both Minnesota and Dartmouth in singles in straight sets (11/7).

As A Junior (2014-15): Match-by-Match Statistics
Spring: Received a team award following the 2015 spring season, earning the title of co-MVP alongside Ana Yrazusta … Head coach Judy Dixon announced that Griffin would serve as a co-captain for the 2015-16 year alongside rising junior Julia Larson … Also named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team for her strong efforts in both singles and doubles play … Competed in No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles at the 2015 Atlantic 10 Conference Championships (4/16-4/19) ... Posted a 6-1, 6-2 No. 3 singles win against Richmond at the A-10 Tournament (4/18) ... Also contributed an 8-7 No. 2 doubles win over Duquesne alongside Aarzoo Malik during the tournament (4/17) ... Won five straight singles matches beginning March 28 and ending April 12. The junior bested the likes of Albany, Fairleigh Dickinson, Rhode Island, Bryant and Sacred Heart in the series. Griffin also swept Sacred Heart in both singles and doubles contests (3/28-4/12) ... Defeated Samford on the road in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 (3/17) ... Rallied for two come-from-behind singles victories over Providence and Saint Louis in back-to-back matches to scores of 6-4, 2-6, 10-5 and 3-6, 6-2, 7-5, respectively (3/6, 3/8) ... Battled for a No. 2 singles win over Fordham and finished with a score of 7-6, 7-6 after also contributing an 8-2 doubles win alongside Aarzoo Malik (3/1) ... Won back-to-back singles matches against Army and Marist in straight sets (2/13, 2/14) ...Tallied her first matches of the spring season against Quinnipiac in the home opener, 6-1, 6-1 in No. 3 singles and 6-4 in No. 3 doubles alongside Brittany Collens (2/7). Fall: Rounded out the 2014 fall season at the Big Green Invitational where Griffin rallied for two come-from-behind singles wins. Griffin recorded scores of 3-6, 7-6, 7-5 and 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 against Boston University and Minnesota, respectively (11/4) ... Took home three singles matches at the Army Invitational against St. Bonaventure, New Jersey Institute and Fordham. The junior also clinched four of five doubles matches, including an 8-0 sweep against Seton Hall (9/29) ... Paired up with Aarzoo Malik at the Brown Invitational where the pair recorded two 8-1 doubles victories over Providence (9/21).

As A Sophomore (2013-14): Finished her sophomore year 12-11 overall in singles play and improved her career singles record to 32-17 over two seasons ... Clinched 10 victories in dual matches and won all four Atlantic 10 singles matches that she faced this season ... In doubles play, Griffin wrapped up the season 8-12 overall and 2-2 in the A-10 ... When paired alongside Aarzoo Malik, the tandem won five-of-eight matches, four of which were realized at the No. 2 spot. Spring: Griffin had her hand in post-season tournament play where she inked a 5-4 No. 2 doubles win in the first round of the A-10 Championships (4/24) ... Closed out her regular season conference matches with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Rhode Island in No. 4 singles while also blanking the Rams 8-0 in No. 2 doubles (4/19) ... Defeated Saint Joseph's, Mulquin, 6-3, 6-4 at home after claiming an 8-1 No. 2 doubles victory alongside Malik (4/4) ... Captured a come-from-behind victory in No. 3 singles against Quinnipiac, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 (4/3) ... Took home the first A-10 win against Fordham with a 7-6, 6-4 showing in No. 4 singles (2/28) ... Opened her sophomore season playing at the No. 4 and No. 1 singles and doubles spots, respectively, at Brown (2/4). Fall: Opened the 2013-14 season with an 8-3 No. 2 doubles win over Connecticut and was paired with senior, Sonia Bokhari (10/10) ... Tabbed two singles victories in the Dartmouth Invitational including an impressive come-from-behind win over West Virginia, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 (11/3).

As A Freshman (2012-13): 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.

 SINGLES 
 Record 
  1  
  2  
  3  
  4  
  5  
  6  
 Tour 
2012-13
20-6
 --- 
 --- 
 8-2 
 7-1 
 --- 
 --- 
 5-3 
2013-14
12-11
 --- 
 --- 
 2-4 
 8-4 
 0-1 
 --- 
 2-2 
2014-15
18-12
 0-1 
 2-1 
 11-4 
 0-1 
 --- 
 --- 
 5-5 
2015-16
10-7
 --- 
 1-0 
 3-2 
 1-0 
 2-3 
 --- 
 3-2 
Totals
60-36
 0-1 
 3-1 
 24-12 
 16-6 
 2-4 
 --- 
 15-12 
 DOUBLES 
 Record 
  1  
  2  
  3  
 Tour 
2012-13
19-8
 --- 
 7-3 
 9-1 
 3-4 
2013-14
8-12
 3-5 
 5-2 
 0-2 
 0-3 
2014-15
16-13
 0-1 
 9-6 
 1-0 
 6-6 
2015-16
11-12
 --- 
 2-0 
 8-8 
 1-4 
Totals
54-45
 3-6 
 23-11 
 18-11 
 10-17 

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