Women's Tennis

UMass Tennis Edged By No. 43 Columbia, 5-2

Anna Woosley tallied a No. 4 singles victory in the loss.

Anna Woosley tallied a No. 4 singles victory in the loss.

March 9, 2014

Box Score

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The UMass tennis team fell, 5-2, to No. 43 Columbia at the Dick Savitt Tennis Center in New York, N.Y. on Saturday, March 8. The Lions improve to 7-2, while the Minutewomen drop to 5-6 on the season.

The match opened with Columbia sweeping UMass in doubles play. The Lions switched up their traditional doubles pairs with Tina Jiang and Kanika Vaidya competing in the No. 1 spot and besting Sonia Bokhari and Yuliana Motyl, 8-2. Ioana Alecsiu and Gabriela Suriano, and Vivian Cheng and Tiana Takenaga teamed up in No. 2 and 3 doubles, posting victories over UMass, 8-3, 8-2, respectively.

In singles action, Columbia took four-of-six matches in the No. 1, 2, 5 and 6 spots. The Lions captured the first two matches of the afternoon in straight sets. In No. 1 singles, Vaidya defeated Motyl 6-1, 6-4, while Jiang recorded a win in the No. 2 spot over Bokhari, 6-0, 6-0.

The highlight for the Minutewomen was a pair of singles victories from Aarzoo Malik and Anna Woosley. Malik clinched the No. 3 match in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2, and Anna Woosley tallied a victory in straight sets at the No. 4 spot, 6-4, 7-5.

The match came down to the No. 5 and 6 singles matches where Alecsiu and Nada Zaher both carried their matches to three sets. Alecsiu battled with Arielle Griffin, taking the first set, 6-4, and dropping the second, 5-7, before winning a convincing final set, 6-0, to extinguish any hopes for a UMass rally.



Nada Zaher and Jessica Podlofsky then toed the line in No. 6 singles where Zaher captured the first set, 6-1. Podlofsky came back to take the second set, 4-6, but finally fell, 7-5, to close out the afternoon.

The Minutewomen will return to action over spring break where they will travel to Charleston, S.C. for a series of three matches. UMass will face Georgia Southern on Tuesday, March 18 at 11 a.m. and the College of Charleston the following day at 1 p.m. UMass will finish with a match against Tulane on Friday, March 21 at 2 p.m.


    Event Calendar

    Thursday, Oct 15
    vs Providence 2:30 PM
    Thursday, Oct 22
    vs ITA Northeast Regionals TBA
    Friday, Oct 23
    vs ITA Northeast Regionals TBA
    Saturday, Oct 24
    vs ITA Northeast Regionals TBA
    Sunday, Oct 25
    vs ITA Northeast Regionals TBA
    Monday, Oct 26
    vs ITA Northeast Regionals TBA
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