Women's Tennis

Tennis Bounces Back With 6-1 Win Over Georgia Southern

Sonia Bokhari

Sonia Bokhari

March 20, 2014

Box Score

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The UMass women's tennis team used a strong start in doubles play followed up by five wins in singles action to post a 6-1 win over Georgia Southern on Thursday afternoon. The match had originally been scheduled for Tuesday, but was postponed due to inclement weather.

The Minutewomen improve to 6-7 overall after the win and yesterday's loss to College of Charleston. UMass will wrap up its three match set in Charleston on Friday against Tulane at 2 PM.

In Thursday's win, Sonia Bokhari and Chanel Glasper won at No. 1 doubles while Arielle Griffin and Aarzoo Malik clinched the point with their win at No. 2 doubles.

Bokhari, Griffin, and Chanel Glasper all won straight set matches at No. 2, No. 3 and No. 6 singles to seal the win.

After setting the new program record for singles wins yesterday with her 68th, Jessica Podlofsky added to her total with a three-set win at No. 5 singles.

Freshman Aarzoo Malik continued her impressive start at UMass with a straight set win at No. 3 singles to round out the Minutewomen's top performers.

Massachusetts vs Georgia Southern (Mar 20, 2014)

Massachusetts 6, Georgia Southern 1
Mar 20, 2014 at Charleston, SC (LTP Tennis Center) 

Singles competition
1. Paola Garrido (GSU) def. Yuliana Motyl (UMASS) 6-4, 6-4
2. Sonia Bokhari (UMASS) def. Jordana Klein (GSU) 6-0, 6-0
3. Aarzoo Malik (UMASS) def. Daria Vasekina (GSU) 6-3, 6-3
4. Arielle Griffin (UMASS) def. Stephanie Woods (GSU) 6-1, 6-0
5. Jessica Podlofsky (UMASS) def. Giulia Riepe (GSU) 2-6, 6-1, 6-4
6. Chanel Glasper (UMASS) def. Mary Phillips Smith (GSU) 6-4, 6-1



Doubles competition
1. Sonia Bokhari/Chanel Glasper (UMASS) def. Paola Garrido/Caitlin Kitchen (GSU) 8-3
2. Arielle Griffin/Aarzoo Malik (UMASS) def. Giulia Riepe/Stephanie Woods (GSU) 8-5
3. Yuliana Motyl/Anna Woosley (UMASS) def. Jordana Klein/Mary Phillips Smith (GSU) 8-6

Match Notes
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (2,4,6,3,1,5)


    Event Calendar

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    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
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