Tennis Stays Perfect In A-10 Play With 6-1 Win Over Fordham
March 2, 2013
AMHERST, Mass. - The UMass women's tennis team improved its Atlantic 10 win streak to three matches on Saturday after a 6-1 victory over Fordham at the Bay Road Tennis Center. The Minutewomen swept all three doubles matches before winning five of six singles matches for the win. UMass will return to action on Sunday against Binghamton in a dual match that will be televised locally on CBS3 Now and available online via UMassAthletics.com/All-Access.
The win improves the Minutewomen to 8-2 overall and 3-0 in league action. The win also keeps UMass undefeated at home this year with three wins.
The three wins in doubles play earned the Minutewomen the opening point of the match.
Yuliana Motyl then won a shortened No. 1 singles point when Amy Simidian retired with Motyl leading the first set 3-0.
Fordham's Sarah Ali won No. 2 singles in straight sets (6-2, 6-0) over Sonia Bokhari before UMass won the final four singles matches of the day.
Three of the matches were forced to a tie-breaker set. At No. 3 singles, Arielle Griffin defeated Angelika Dabu in three sets, while at No. 5 singles Chanel Glasper defeated Julie Leong. Chantal Swiszcz finished the day with a three-set win over Anika Novacek to close out the scoring.
1. Motyl def. Simidian 3-0 Ret
2. Ali def. Bokhari 6-2 6-0
3. Griffin def. Dabu 6-4 3-6 6-1
4. Podlofsky def. Genkina 6-4 6-2
5. Glasper def. Leong 6-2 6-7 (10-4)
6. Swiszcz def. Novacek 7-6 3-6 (10-7)