Women's Tennis

Tennis Cruises Past Providence 5-2

Jessica Podlofsky helped UMass to a 5-2 win at Providence on Thursday.

Jessica Podlofsky helped UMass to a 5-2 win at Providence on Thursday.

Sept. 28, 2012

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Behind a three match sweep in doubles play and winning four of six singles matches, the UMass tennis team cruised past Providence 5-2 on Thursday afternoon. Yuliana Motyl and Jessica Podlofsky each won singles and doubles matches as the Minutewomen open the season 1-0 in dual matches.

Motyl teamed up with Chantal Swiszcz to win No. 1 doubles (8-2), while Sonia Bokhari and Chanel Glasper won the No. 2 doubles (8-2). Podlofsky and Arielle Griffin completed the doubles sweep with another 8-2 win. For Motyl and Swiszcz, the win improves the duo to 6-1 on the season.

Motyl, Julia Comas, Podlofsky and Jocelyn Providence each won singles matches as well. Glasper lost a close match in the No. 5 singles 3-6, 6-3 and 10-7.

The Minutewomen will return to action next Thursday, Oct. 4 at UConn beginning at 2:30 PM. The match will be hosted at the UConn Tennis Courts.

1. Motyl-Swiszcz def. Aviles Duron-Bernardez (PC) 8-2
2. Bokhari-Glasper def. Corder-Prinos 8-2 (PC)
3. Podlofsky-Griffin def. Ramirez-Zangari (PC) 8-2

1. Aviles Duron (PC) def. Bokhari 6-4 6-3
2. Motyl def. Bernardez (PC) 7-5 6-0
3 Comas def. Prinos (PC) 6-4 6-1
4. Podlofsky def. Corder (PC) 6-0 6-0
5. Ramirez (PC) def. Glasper 3-6 6-3 (10-7)
6. Providence def. Zangari (PC) 6-2 6-2



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