Women's Tennis

Tennis Wraps Up Fall Season At Big Green Invitational

Arielle Griffin was 2-1 in singles play along with a doubles win at the Dartmouth Invitational.

Arielle Griffin was 2-1 in singles play along with a doubles win at the Dartmouth Invitational.

Nov. 5, 2012

HANOVER, N.H. - Saturday's 5-3 win over Boston University highlighted the UMass women's tennis team's performance over the weekend at Dartmouth's Big Green Invitational. The Minutewomen tied Dartmouth on Friday in doubles before falling in singles play. On Saturday, UMass defeated the Terriers in singles, but lost in doubles action. Sunday saw the Minutewomen face a tough Yale squad falling in both doubles and singles.

Friday's opening round of action saw wins from the doubles pairs of Arielle Griffin and Jessica Podlofsky in the No. 2 spot and Sonia Bokhari and Chanel Glasper in the No. 3 spot. Griffin also won her No. 4 singles match against Akiko Okuda (3-6, 6-4, 7-5).

The Terriers started Saturday's action winning three of four doubles matches against the Minutewomen. Jocelyn Providence and Gianna Francis teamed up in the No. 4 slot to defeat Marina Fileve and Sophie Wyman, 8-2. UMass took five of the eight singles matches against Boston University with Podlofsky (No. 2), Griffin (No. 3), Glasper (No. 5), Providence (No. 6) and Francis (No. 7) all winning.

Two-time defending Ivy League champion Yale swept UMass in both doubles and singles on Sunday. The Bull Dogs finished the 2011-12 as the No. 29 team in the ITA Rankings making them the best women's tennis team in the Northeast.

Bokhari and Glasper fought tough in the No. 2 doubles, but fell 9-7 to Yale's Hanna Yu and Amber Li. The duo also played well in singles with Bokhari at No. 4 falling to Ree Ree Li (6-4, 6-2) and Glasper in No. 5 singles falling to Annie Sullivan (6-3, 6-3).

The Invitational concludes the fall season for UMass as the Minutewomen will return to action on Feb. 1, 2013 to start the Spring portion of the schedule with a dual match at Brown.




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