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

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