Podlofsky Nets Match-Winning Set Pushing Tennis Past Tulane, 4-3
March 23, 2014
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Senior Jessica Podlofsky's three-set win at No. 5 singles proved the difference maker as the UMass tennis team defeated Tulane 4-3 on Friday afternoon at the College of Charleston.
After the Minutewomen had won the doubles point, the Green Wave picked up three wins in singles play to tie the match at 3-3. Podlofsky lost the first set of her match 6-3, but rallied back to win the second set 6-0. Her 6-3 win in the tie-breaker set proved the match winner for UMass.
With only five players available on Friday, Tulane had already surrendered a point at No. 6 singles. Arielle Griffin won in straight sets at No. 4 singles which gave the tied score after the Green Wave had won the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 singles points.
UMass had started the match by picking up a default win at No. 3 doubles before Sonia Bokhari and Chanel Glasper earned an 8-5 win in second doubles play. Griffin and Aarzoo Malik earned a shortened 7-6 win at No. 1 doubles due to the point having been already secured.
The win pushed UMass back to .500 with a 7-7 overall record. The Minutewomen wrapped up their three-game trip to Charleston winning 2-of-3 matches after Thursday's win over Georgia Southern and Wednesday's loss to the College of Charleston.
UMass will have the next week off before returning to action on Wednesday, April 2 at Quinnipiac. The match is set for a 3 PM start.