Tennis Nabs Second Straight Shutout, Will Host BU On Thursday
April 4, 2012
FAIRFIELD, CONN. - The UMass women's tennis team has begun to hit its stride as the squad posted its second straight shutout victory on Tuesday night, this time against Sacred Heart Pioneers. The 7-0 win came just two days after UMass defeated Providence at home by the same score. The win against the Pioneers marks the team's 10th of the season (10-7, 5-1 Atlantic 10) and will certainly help push the Minutewomen closer to the first overall seed in the Atlantic 10 Tournament on April 20.
During the doubles portion of the match, Judy Dixon opted to go with some of the newer doubles pairings once again. This time, Sonia Bokhari and Chanel Glasper teamed up for their first match at No. 1 doubles and handily won an 8-2 decision. Chantal Swiszcz and Jocelyn Providence played together for the first time all season, recording an 8-5 win at the second doubles slot. Rounding out the doubles teams were Jessica Podlofsky and Hazuki Onaga who grabbed an 8-3 victory from No. 3 doubles.
Bokhari, Julia Comas, Podlofsky, Onaga, Glasper and Chantal Swiszcz all kept things going with victories during the singles portion of the day. Podlofsky won her 20th match of the season (20-9, 10-7 dual), joining Chanel Glasper as the only Minutewomen with 20 singles victories this season. The two-time A-10 Rookie of the Week Glasper (21-7, 12-5 dual) now has 21 singles match victories after taking down Sacred Heart's Delaney Downing, 6-2, 6-0. Glasper has now won four straight singles matches.
In her first match of the season at No. 2 singles, Julia Comas performed admirably with a three set victory over Nicole Rydzewski (6-3, 2-6, 6-2). Comas is now 18-11 overall on the season and 12-5 in dual matches. The junior captain has won her last three matches.
Sophomore Sonia Bokhari (13-12 overall, 9-7 dual) posted her third victory from No. 1 singles while Hazuki Onaga captured her first at the fourth spot in the rotation (4-2 overall, 4-2 dual). Bokhari has now won her last four singles matches.
Rounding out the singles performers was Chantal Swiszcz who returned to the No. 6 spot by notching a 6-3, 6-4 win over Kate Donnely.
UMass will now look toward a home match on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. against Boston University. The match will be held at the Mullins Center Tennis Courts.
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