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)
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