Minutewomen Set To Battle The Bobcats
April 1, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. - The UMass tennis team will continue its regular season schedule with a dual match on Wednesday, April 2 at Quinnipiac at 3 p.m. The match marks the first dual contest for the Minutewomen since their match at Columbia on March 8 where UMass suffered a 5-2 loss to the Ivy League opponent. The squad also competed in a series of matches in Charleston, S.C. during the university's spring break over one week ago.
Quinnipiac enters the match with a 4-9 overall record, and an undefeated 3-0 record as a part of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The Bobcats have yet to win on home courts, previously suffering losses to Connecticut and Bryant to a score of 5-2, and 4-3, respectively. UMass clinched wins against both opponents earlier in the season, besting Connecticut 4-3 and Bryant 6-1.
UMass has a near-perfect program record against Quinnipiac, registering a 11-1 record since the teams' first meeting in 2002. Last season the Minutewomen topped the Bobcats 6-1 on February 24, 2013. Yuliana Motyl and Chanel Glasper contributed to the doubles point, while Sonia Bokhari, Arielle Griffin, Jessica Podlofsky and Glasper also added victories at the No. 2, 3, 4 and 5 spots, respectively, each picking up wins in straight sets.
Wednesday's match against the Minutewomen signals the first and last Atlantic-10 match that the Bobcats will face this season. The teams have comparable marks thus far in the season, as both UMass and Quinnipiac suffered losses to Brown to a score of 6-1 in March.
The forecast for Wednesday predicts a beautiful afternoon for tennis with temperatures in the high 50's with partial clouds.
Following Wednesday's contest, UMass will return home to host back-to-back matches, first facing conference rivals, Saint Joseph's, on Friday at 10:30 a.m., followed by Boston University on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.