Women's Tennis

Tennis Outlasts Quinnipiac 5-2

Bokhari tabbed a No. 2 singles victory on the afternoon.

Bokhari tabbed a No. 2 singles victory on the afternoon.

April 3, 2014

HAMDEN, Conn. - The UMass tennis team topped Quinnipiac on Wednesday, April 2 to a score of 5-2 in a non-conference contest at the Quinnipiac Outdoor Tennis Courts. Wednesday marked the only match-up against a Metro Atlantic Conference opponent for the Minutewomen, and the last away appearance for the team in an eight game series on away courts. Following the match, Quinnipiac falls to 4-10 overall, while the victory lifts the Minutewomen to 8-7.

Quinnipiac opened the afternoon with an early lead, clinching the doubles point in the No. 2 and No. 3 spots. Mary Chupa and Kelsi Oliphant first tallied an 8-5 decision to Yuliana Motyl and Anna Woosley in the No. 3 spot, while Aarzoo Malik and Arielle Griffin captured No. 1 doubles over Quinnipiac's Sophia Dzulynsky and Sydney Young. The Bobcats, however, outlasted the Minutewomen in the No. 2 match with an 8-7 win over Sonia Bokhari and Chanel Glasper at the hands of Jacqueline Raynor and Michelle Dassa.

Quinnipiac carried the winning into singles play with a victory at No. 1 singles when Dzulinsky defeated UMass' Motyl, 6-0, 6-7, 6-2. The Minutewomen wasted no time extinguishing the Bobcats' efforts, however, taking the remaining five singles matches. Bokhari battled Raynor at No. 2 singles, dropping the first set 4-6, only to come back with a convincing win in the final two sets, 6-3, 7-5 to win the No. 2 singles match.

In a similar fashion, Griffin rallied for the No. 3 singles match after falling 3-6 in the first set, but returned with back-to-back victories at 7-5, 6-3. Malik, Woosley and Podlofsky capped off the match with wins in the No. 4, 5 and 6 spots, respectively, all inking up the scorecard in straight sets.



The Minutewomen return to action for back-to-back home matches this Friday against conference rival, Saint Joseph's, at 10:30 a.m. and Boston University on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

1. Malik-Griffin (UM) def. Dzulinsky-Young (QU) 8-6
2. Raynor-Dassa (QU) def. Bokhari-Glasper (UM) 8-7
3. Oliphant-Chupa QU) def. Motyl-Woosley (UM) 8-5

1. Dzulinsky (QU) def. Motyl (UM) 6-0 6-7 6-2
2. Bokhari (UM) def. Raynor (QU) 4-6 6-3 7-5
3. Griffin (UM) def. Dassa (QU) 3-6 7-5 6-3
4. Malik (UM) def. Young (QU) 6-3 6-2
5. Woosley (UM) def. Oliphant (QU) 7-6 7-6
6. Podlofsky (UM) def. Chupa (QU) 7-6 6-0


    Event Calendar

    Thursday, Oct 9
    at Connecticut 2:00 PM
    Friday, Oct 17
    at ITA Northeast Regionals All Day
    Saturday, Oct 18
    at ITA Northeast Regionals All Day
    Sunday, Oct 19
    at ITA Northeast Regionals All Day
    Monday, Oct 20
    at ITA Northeast Regionals All Day
    Tuesday, Oct 21
    at ITA Northeast Regionals All Day
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