Tennis Readies For Weekend Of A-10 Play – University of Massachusetts Athletics
AMHERST, Mass. – University of Massachusetts tennis plays host to St. Bonaventure University and Davidson College on Saturday, March 25, and Sunday, March 26, respectively. The two Atlantic 10 matches begin at 10:30 a.m., at the Bay Road Indoor Tennis Center.
Last Time Out
Massachusetts defeated George Washington, 4-1, last Saturday to open A-10 competition. The Minutewomen improved to 7-3 overall on the season and 1-0 in conference play.
UMass grabbed the doubles point as Danielle Hack and Anna Napadiy won at No. 2 and Dylan Cannon and Thamonpan Jonglertrakul downed their opponents at court No. 3. Keeping the momentum going, the Minutewomen picked up singles wins at courts No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4. Melisa Senli won 6-4, 6-3, before Mariya Krasakova earned a 6-0, 6-3 triumph. Napadiy notched the final singles point, defeating her opponent 6-0, 6-3.
Scouting St. Bonaventure
The Bonnies hold a 7-9 overall record, including a 1-1 A-10 record, heading into Saturday’s match, after falling to Colgate, 4-3, on March 11. St. Bonaventure will take on Siena on Friday, March 24, before Saturday’s match.
Last season, Massachusetts and St. Bonaventure met in West Point, New York, with UMass winning 6-1.
The Wildcats dropped a 6-1 match to Elon on March 11, moving to 4-8 on the year. Davidson will take on Rhode Island to open its A-10 Conference slate on Saturday, March 25, before Sunday’s match.
UMass and Davidson met once last season in Charleston, South Carolina, as the Minutewomen edged the Wildcats, 4-3, on the day.
After posting a 4-0 weekend, going 2-0 in both doubles and singles play, Senli was named the A-10 Rookie of the Week on February 7, before garnering the laurel on March 1 with a 3-1 overall performance, going 1-1 in doubles and 2-0 in singles.
Hack earned A-10 Player of the Week on March 1, marking the first weekly award of her career. She went 4-0 overall, including 2-0 in both doubles and singles competition.