Women's Tennis

Minutewomen Set To Battle The Bobcats

Chanel Glasper tallied a win in both singles and doubles play against the Bobcats last season.

Chanel Glasper tallied a win in both singles and doubles play against the Bobcats last season.

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.


    Event Calendar

    Thursday, Oct 15
    vs Providence 2:30 PM
    Thursday, Oct 22
    vs ITA Northeast Regionals TBA
    Friday, Oct 23
    vs ITA Northeast Regionals TBA
    Saturday, Oct 24
    vs ITA Northeast Regionals TBA
    Sunday, Oct 25
    vs ITA Northeast Regionals TBA
    Monday, Oct 26
    vs ITA Northeast Regionals TBA
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