Women's Tennis

Motyl, Swiszcz Win Doubles Title At West Point Invitational

Chantal Swiszcz and Yuliana Motyl teamed up to win the Flight A doubles title at the West Point Invitational.

Chantal Swiszcz and Yuliana Motyl teamed up to win the Flight A doubles title at the West Point Invitational.

Sept. 24, 2012

WEST POINT, N.Y. - Yuliana Motyl and Chantal Swiszcz teamed up to win the Flight A Doubles title and Chanel Glasper won the Flight D singles title as the UMass women's tennis team posted a strong overall showing at the West Point Invitational at the Malek Courts. Overall, the Minutewomen placed a pair of doubles teams in the Main Draw finals, had a runner-up in the Singles Flight B Consolation Draw, and posted a third-place finish in the Singles Flight A Main Draw.

Motyl and Swiszcz had a strong weekend of play culminating in an 8-6 win over Fordham's Sarah Ali and Bella Genkina in Sunday's Flight A doubles finale. Jocelyn Providence and Julia Comas also reached the Flight B Main Draw doubles final, but fell to Fordham's Angelika Dabu and Julie Leong, 8-3.

Swiszcz also battled teammate Chanel Glasper for the Flight D singles main draw final, but Glasper won in three sets (6-7, 6-3, 10-7).

Sonia Bokhari defeated Fairleigh Dickinson's Anna Rapoport in the Flight A Singles 3rd place match (9-8), while Providence fell in three sets to Army's Carolyn Pitman in the Singles Flight C Main Draw Final (6-3, 2-6, 10-7).

In the Flight B Consolation Final, Jessica Podlofsky fell 8-6 to Stony Brook's Becky Shtilkind.

On Friday, UMass won 3 Flight A doubles matches, 4 Flight B doubles, 2 Flight A single, 1 Flight B single, 2 Flight C single, and 3 Flight D single matches.

In Saturday's action, the Minutewomen won 1 Flight A double, 1 Flight B double, 1 Flight A single, 2 Flight C single, and 4 Flight D single matches.



In the Flight B doubles semifinals, Bokhari and Glasper fell to Fordham's Dabu and Leong, 9-7. Bokhari also reached the Flight A singles semifinals but lost to Stony Brook's Nini Lagvilava (6-1, 6-1). Providence won her quarterfinal and semifinal singles matches to advance to Sunday's title match as did Swiszcz and Glasper in the Flight D singles.

UMass will return to action on Thursday, Sept. 27 when the Minutewomen head to Providence for a 3 PM match.


Flight A Doubles:
1st Round
Motyl-Swiszcz def. Burgess-Nutting (UConn) 8-3
Griffin-Podlofsky def. Guzairova-Rapoport (Fairleigh Dickinson) 8-3

Motyl-Swiszcz def. Maier-Morina (Fairleigh Dickinson) 8-4
Ali-Genkina (Fordham) def. Griffin-Podlofsky 8-5

Flight B Doubles:
1st Round
Comas-Providence def. Hanson-Pitman (Army) 9-8
Bokhari-Glasper def. Pike-Seyton (Stony Brook) 8-3

Comas-Providence def. Bergman-Mckeon (UConn) 8-2
Bokhari-Glasper def. O'Connor-Pappafotis (Army) 8-5

Main Draw Singles
1st round:
Flight A
Bokhari def. Bilimoria (Lehigh) 6-4 6-1
Motyl def. Farrell (Lehigh) 6-2 6-0

Flight B
Dabu (Fordham) def. Podlofsky 6-4 5-7 (12-10)
Comas def. Chupa (Quinnipiac) 6-2 7-5

Flight C
Providence def. Iliev (Army) 6-2 1-6 (10-7)
Griffin def. Launie (Quinnipiac) 6-3 6-2

Flight D
Swiszcz def. Sloan (Lehigh) 7-5 6-0
Francis def. Bergman (UConn) 6-1 6-3
Glasper def. Sarrate (Fairleigh Dickinson) 6-0 6-0


Flight A Doubles: Semifinals
Motyl-Swiszcz def. Cantor-Viebrock (Quinnipiac) 8-6

Flight B Doubles: Semifinals
Providence-Comas def. Chupa-Launie (Quinnipiac) 8-3
Dabu-Leong (Fordham) def. Bokhari-Glasper 9-7

Flight A Singles
Bokhari def. Altan Sarnai (Stony Brook) 6-4 6-1
Movchan (Stony Brook) def. Motyl 6-2 6-3

Lagvilava (Stony Brook) def. Bokhari 6-1 6-1

Flight B Singles
Morina (Fairleigh Dickinson) def. Comas 6-4 6-2

Podlofsky def. Daniel (Army) 8-2

Podlofsky def. Seyton (Stony Brook) 8-5

Flight C Singles
Providence def. Iliev (Army) 6-0 6-4
Spindler (Army) def. Griffin 1-6 7-6 (4) (10-8)

Providence def. Chis (Fairleigh Dickinson) 6-4 1-0 Retired

Flight D Singles
Swiszcz def. Leme (Fairleigh Dickinson) 6-1 7-5
Glasper def. Pappafotis (Army) 6-2 6-0
Novacek (Fordham) def. Francis 6-4 6-1

Swiszcz def. Badoche (Stony Brook) 6-1 6-3
Glasper def. Novacek (Fordham) 6-4 6-1


Singles Flight D Main Draw Final
Glasper (UMass) def. Swiszcz (UMass) 6-7 6-3 (10-7)

Singles Flight C Main Draw Final
Pitman (Army) def. Providence 6-3 2-6 (10-7)

Singles Flight A 3rd place match
Bokhari def. Rapoport (Fairleigh Dickinson) 9-8 (6)

Singles Flight B Consolation Final
Shtilkind (Stony Brook) def. Podlofsky 8-6

Doubles Flight A Main Draw Final
Motyl-Swiszcz def. Ali-Genkina (Fordham) 8-6

Doubles Flight B Main Draw Final
Dabu-Leong (Fordham) def. Providence-Comas 8-3


    Event Calendar

    Thursday, Oct 15
    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
    vs ITA Northeast Regionals TBA
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