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Women’s tennis falls to Massachusetts

Loss is fifth straight for the Owls.

The women’s tennis team fell 5-2 to Massachusetts Saturday afternoon in Amherst, Ma.

The Owls (5-12, 2-6 Atlantic 10 Conference) have lost five straight. The Minutemen improved to 11-5 (5-1 A-10).

“The match was very competitive,” coach Steve Mauro said. “They were all close.”

In doubles play, juniors Jordan Batey and Alicia Doms lost to junior Yuliana Motyl and senior Chantal Swiscz 8-5 in flight one.

In the second flight, sophomore Rebecca Breland and junior Yana Mavrina defeated freshman Arielle Griffin and junior Jessica Podlofsky 8-6.

Sophomore Ama Osei and freshman Minami Okajima fell 8-3 to junior Sonia Bokhari and sophomore Chanel Glasper in the third flight.

Mavrina lost to Bokhari 6-4, 6-4 in the top singles flight. In flight two, Doms topped Motyl 5-7, 6-4, 6-3. Batey fell to Griffin 6-1, 7-6(5) in flight three.

In the fourth flight, Breland dropped a 6-4, 7-6(2) decision to Podlofsky. Osei lost 3-6, 6-3, 12-10 to Glasper in the fifth flight. In flight six, Okajima won against Swiscz, 6-4, 6-4

“Everything was close on every court,” Mauro said. “Our guys competed well.”

The Owls have another match on Sunday at 11:30 at Quinnipiac in Hamden, Ct.

Evan Cross can be reached at evan.cross@temple.edu or on Twitter @EvanCross.

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