UMass duo named to All-Conference Second-Team
Minutewomen finish season with 16-6 overall record.
Arielle Griffin and Jessica Podlofsky win decisive singles matches.
Minutewomen will face winner of George Washington/Saint Joseph's match on Friday afternoon..
Motyl named co-player of the week; Griffin earns co-rookie of the week honors.
UMass tennis head coach Judy Dixon previews this week's matches at Dartmouth on Wednesday and at home on Sunday against Quinnipiac. Coach Dixon also breaks down the Minutewomen's successful weekend at Army where UMass won three consecutive dual matches.
TENNIS vs. SHU (SENIOR DAY) Photos by Thom Kendall '93
As a Junior (2012-2013): Fall: Posted wins in singles, 6-2, 6-4, and doubles, 8-5 with Chantal Swiszcz, at Connecticut (10/17)... Achieved victories in both singles, 7-5, 6-0, and doubles, 8-2 with Swiszcz, at Providence (9/27)... Defeated pairs from UConn, Fairleigh Dickinson, Quinnipiac, and Fordham to capture the Flight A doubles title with Swiszcz at the West Point Invitational (9/21-9/23)... Advanced to the Flight A doubles quarterfinal with Swiszcz at the Harvard Invitational (9/14-9/15)...
As a Sophomore (2011-2012): Spring: Against Army in Amherst (2/18), notched an 8-5 win from first doubles...Grabbed a victory from first singles, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 at Duquesne (2/12)...Posted a win from first doubles, 8-4 at St. Joseph's (2/11)...At Temple (2/10), along with Chantal Swiszcz recorded a win from No. 1 doubles 8-4...Fall: Defeated St. John's Joanna Zwirbulis in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1, at the Big Green Invite (11/4-11/6)...Also notched a doubles win at the meet along with doubles teammate Chantal Swiszcz...Along with Chantal Swiszcz, advanced to the double's Round of 16 at the ITA Regionals (10/26) at Yale...The pair defeated #4 seed Penn in the first round 9-7 before going on to top Binghamton 8-4 in the second round...In the Round of 16 at the ITA's, lost to #9 seed Cornell 8-6...Defeated Erin McCarthy of Marist, 8-3 in a consolation bracket match at the Eastern Collegiate Invitational at Army (9/23-9/25) ... Advanced to the Flight A doubles final with Chantal Swiszcz at the Harvard Fall Classic (9/16-9/18) ...
As a Freshman (2010-2011): Was victorious in her doubles match with Chantal Swiszcz against Albany and won in straight sets in the No. 2 singles match (3/5) ... Won her doubles match with Chantal Swiszcz (8-1) against Charlotte in the A-10 Championship (4/10) ...Won both, her doubles match with Chantal Swiszcz and the No. 1 singles match agianst Quinnipiac (2/27) ... Defeated UConn in her singles and doubles match with Chantal Swiszcz (2/23) ... Won her doubles match 8-1, and defeated Bryant in the No. 1 singles 6-4, 7-5 (2/20) ... Beat Fairleigh Dickinson in her doubles match with Chantal Swiszcz 8-4 (2/20) ... Defeated Army with Chantal Swiszcz in doubles 8-1 (2/18) ... Teamed up with Chantal Swiszcz to win 9-7 against NJIT in doubles (2/7) ... Made it to Semifinal round of play in Flight A singles at the West Point Eastern Invitational before falling to St. John's Joanna Zwirbulis (9/26) ...
PERSONAL: Yuliana Motyl ... Born September 1, 1992 in Ukraine ... Daughter of Stepan and Oksana Motyl ... Has one sibling: Taras ... Intends to major in Communication.