Tennis Earns Hard Fought 4-3 Win At Army To Kick-Off Weekend
Feb. 16, 2013
WEST POINT, N.Y. - A pair of wins in doubles play along with solid depth in the singles line-up proved the difference on Friday afternoon as the UMass tennis team took a hard fought 4-3 win over Army on Friday afternoon at the Lichtenberg Tennis Center.
The Minutewomen won the doubles point with wins at the No. 1 and No. 3 positions, while in singles action, it was a strong middle part of the line-up which proved the difference. UMass earned wins at the No. 3-5 positions to seal its fourth dual match win of the year.
The Black Knights won the No. 1 and No. 2 singles matches. Sonia Bokhari won her first set in No. 1 play, but Army's Erin Colton rallied back winning the second set and the tie-breaker set.
After teaming up together in doubles play, Podlofsky and Griffin won at No. 3 and No. 4 singles, respectively, while Chanel Glasper won at No. 5 singles to seal the win.
UMass will return to action on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 3 PM against St. Bonaventure before finishing the trip to West Point on Sunday with a 10 AM match against Fairleigh Dickinson. All the matches will be played at the Lichtenberg Tennis Center.
UMass - 4
Colton (A) def. Bokhari (U), 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Paul (A) def. Motyl (U), 6-1, 6-2
Podlofsky (U) def. Eva Sung (A), 7-5, 6-1
Griffin (U) def. Iliev (A), 6-3, 7-5
Glasper (U) def. Pitman (A), 7-6, 6-4
Gabriella Spindler (A) def. Jocelyn Providence (U), 6-0, 7-6 (7,4)