Women's Tennis

Arielle Griffin Named A-10 Tennis Rookie Of The Week

Arielle Griffin was named the A-10 Rookie of the Week on Tuesday.

Arielle Griffin was named the A-10 Rookie of the Week on Tuesday.

Feb. 21, 2013

AMHERST, Mass. - After picking up a pair of singles wins and three doubles wins last weekend in a three-match series hosted by Army, Arielle Griffin was named the Atlantic 10 Women's Tennis Rookie of the Week. Griffin improved to 4-1 in dual matches this year and 9-4 overall with a three-match win streak heading into the Dartmouth match.

Thanks in part to Griffin's play, UMass defeated Army (4-3), St. Bonaventure (7-0) and Fairleigh Dickinson (7-0) last Friday through Sunday at the Lichtenberg Tennis Center in West Point, N.Y.

Griffin picked up straight-set wins in No. 4 singles against Army on Friday and FDU on Sunday. She also earned three doubles wins during the weekend. On Friday against Army, she played No. 3 doubles with Jessica Podlofsky, while on Saturday she moved up to No. 2 doubles with Chanel Glasper. Sunday's match against FDU saw her stay at No. 2 doubles but partnered again with Podlofsky.

The Minutewomen will play two matches this week heading to Dartmouth on Wednesday night before returning home to host Quinnipiac on Sunday afternoon at the Bay Road Tennis Center.



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