Women's Tennis

Tennis Earns Hard Fought 4-3 Win At Army To Kick-Off Weekend

Arielle Griffin earned a doubles and singles win on Friday to help UMass get past Army.

Arielle Griffin earned a doubles and singles win on Friday to help UMass get past Army.

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.

Yuliana Motyl and Chantal Swiszcz paired up to win the No. 1 doubles (8-2), while Jessica Podlofsky and Arielle Griffin teamed to win the No. 3 match (8-6).

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
Army - 3

Yuliana Motyl/Chantal Swiszcz (U) def. Elle Taylor/Della Taylor (A), 8-2
Erin Colton/Jamila Paul (A) def. Chanel Glasper/Sonia Bokhari (U), 8-4
Jessica Podlofsky/Arielle Griffin (U) def. Margaret Iliev/Carolyn Pitman (A), 8-6

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)



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