Women's Tennis


  Arielle Griffin
Arielle Griffin


Jamaica, N.Y.

High School:
Benjamin N. Cardozo HS



Tennis Finishes 2014 Fall Season At The Big Green Invite

UMass competed against Boston University, Dartmouth and Minnesota over the weekend.


Tennis To Close Fall Season At Big Green Invite

UMass will travel to Dartmouth for its final of four tournaments in the 2014 fall season.


ITA Northeast Regionals Up Next For Tennis

The Minutewomen will compete in the annual regionals tournament this week.


Seedings Released For ITA Northeast Regionals

The UMass tennis will compete in the ITA Northeast Regional Tournament this week.


Tennis Rallies For 5-2 Win Over UConn

The Minutewomen battled in late singles contests to secure their first dual match victory of the season.


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.



TENNIS vs. URI Photos by Thom Kendall '93



TENNIS VS. UCONN Photos by Thom Kendall '93



TENNIS vs. SHU (SENIOR DAY) Photos by Thom Kendall '93

As A Junior (2014-15): 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 senior 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.


    Event Calendar

    Friday, Jan 30
    at Brown 3:30 PM
    Friday, Feb 6
    at Boston College TBA
    Saturday, Feb 7
    vs Quinnipiac 12:30 PM
    Friday, Feb 13
    vs Army 10:30 AM
    Saturday, Feb 14
    vs Marist 12:30 PM
    Thursday, Feb 26
    at Dartmouth 5:00 PM
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