Women's Tennis

Tennis Bounces Back With 5-2 Win Over Fordham

Aarzoo Malik clinched the No. 4 singles match in straight sets on Friday afternoon.

Aarzoo Malik clinched the No. 4 singles match in straight sets on Friday afternoon.

Feb. 28, 2014

Box Score

AMHERST, Mass. - After a tough loss to Dartmouth on Wednesday, the UMass tennis team bounced back on Friday afternoon with a 5-2 win over Atlantic-10 conference opponent Fordham. The Minutewomen (5-4) bested the Rams (4-2) in five of six singles matches.

In doubles action, Fordham took the No. 1 and No. 3 matches to clinch the doubles point. Sonia Bokhari and Chanel Glasper led Fordham's No. 2 pair of Angelika Dabu and Julie Leong in a 6-3 unfinished match.

The Minutewomen dominated in singles play, winning five of six matches on the afternoon. Bokhari led the team at the No. 1 spot where she topped Fordham's Elliesa Ball 6-2, 4-6, 6-3. Yuliana Motyl followed closely behind, winning at No. 2 singles over Sarah Ali 2-6, 6-3, 6-0. At No. 3 singles, Arielle Griffin defeated Angelika Dabu 7-6 (1), 6-4.

Aarzoo Malik and Glasper had equally impressive showings as they each won their singles matches in straight sets at the No. 4 and No. 5 spot 6-1, 6-1 and 6-4, 6-3, respectively.

UMass will return to action tomorrow to face Atlantic-10 rival George Washington in a second conference match at 5 p.m.

UMass 5
Fordham 2

1. Bokhari def. Ball 6-2 4-6 6-3
2. Motyl def. Ali 2-6 6-3 6-0
3. Griffin def. Dabu 7-6 (1) 6-4
4. Malik def. Leong 6-1 6-1
5. Glasper def. Grunin 6-3 6-4
6. Genkina def. Podlofsky 6-4 6-3

1. Ali-Ball (Ford) def. Motyl-Griffin (UM) 8-5
2. Bokhari-Glasper (UM) Led Dabu-Leong 6-3 Unfinished
3. Novacek-Genkina (Ford) def. Podlofsky-Malik 8-4




    Event Calendar

    Sunday, Sept 21
    at Brown Invitational All Day
    Friday, Sept 26
    at Army Invitational All Day
    Saturday, Sept 27
    at Army Invitational All Day
    Sunday, Sept 28
    at Army Invitational All Day
    Thursday, Oct 9
    at Connecticut 2:00 PM
    Friday, Oct 17
    at ITA Northeast Regionals All Day
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