Women's Tennis

Tennis Rallies For 4-3 Win Over UConn

Jessica Podlofsky's win at No. 5 singles proved the match-winner vs. UConn.

Jessica Podlofsky's win at No. 5 singles proved the match-winner vs. UConn.

Oct. 10, 2013

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AMHERST, Mass. - After falling in the first three singles matches, the UMass tennis team rallied back to win three straight in a 4-3 defeat of UConn on Wednesday afternoon at the Mullins Center Tennis Courts. Jessica Podlofsky was credited with the overall match winner with her straight set win at No. 5 singles.

The Minutewomen (2-0) won the overall doubles point to take an early 1-0 match lead. Sonia Bokhari and Arielle Griffin won at No. 2 doubles, while Chanel Glasper and Podlofsky won at No. 3 doubles.

The Huskies (1-1) won the first three singles matches led by Srna Stosljevic at No. 1 singles, Maxene Weinberg at No. 3 singles and Lucy Nutting at No. 4 singles to go up 3-1 over UMass.

Freshman Aarzoo Malik snapped the run with a straight set win at No. 2 singles followed by a win from Glasper in three sets at No. 6 singles.

With the match tied at 3-3, Podlofsky defeated UConn's Shea Flanagan 7-5 in the opening set and 6-2 in the second set to seal the win for the Minutewomen. The win marked the 63rd of her career which moved her into 3rd all-time at UMass in singles wins. She is now tied with Jackie Braunstein (1995-99) and needs four more wins to surpass Michele Spiess (2004-07) who is the all-time leader with 67 wins.

UMass will return to action at the ITA Northeast Regional which run from Thursday, Oct. 17 to Sunday, Oct. 20 in Boston.

UMass 4,
UConn 3

1. Stosljevic-Weinberg (UConn) def. Motyl-Malik (UM) 8-3
2. Bokhari-Griffin (UM) def. Alderman-Nutting (UConn) 8-3
3. Glasper-Podlofsky (UM) def. Learmonth-Flanagan (UConn) 8-2

Order of Finish: 2, 1, 3

1. Stosljevic (UConn) def. Bokhari (UM) 6-1 6-1
2. Malik (UM) def. Alderman (UConn) 6-3 6-4
3. Weinberg (UConn) def. Griffin (UM) 6-3 6-3
4. Nutting (UConn) def. Woosley (UM) 6-2 6-4
5. Podlofsky (UM) def. Flanagan (UConn) 7-5 6-2
6. Glasper (UM) def. Learmonth (UConn) 6-3 2-6 6-0

Order of Finish: 1, 3, 4, 2, 6, 5




    Event Calendar

    Sunday, Sept 21
    at Brown Invitational All Day
    Friday, Sept 26
    at Army Invitational All Day
    Saturday, Sept 27
    at Army Invitational All Day
    Sunday, Sept 28
    at Army Invitational All Day
    Thursday, Oct 9
    at Connecticut 2:00 PM
    Friday, Oct 17
    at ITA Northeast Regionals All Day
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