FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

 

October 10, 2009

 

 

 

ANCHORWOMEN EVEN CONFERENCE MARK
IN, 8-1, WIN OVER PLYMOUTH STATE

 

Providence, RIóSenior Julie Bannon (Narragansett, RI) teamed with sophomore Gabriela Batek (Greenville, RI) to earn an 8-1 win at No. 1 doubles, then won at No. 1 singles to help the Rhode Island College womenís tennis team defeat Little East Conference rival Plymouth State, 8-1, on Saturday afternoon at the RIC Tennis Courts.

 

 

 

 

 

 Senior Julie Bannon

 

 

 

The Anchorwomen improve to 8-5 overall and 3-3 in LEC play, while the Panthers fall to 3-8 and 1-5, respectively.

 

 

 

Rhode Island College opened the day by sweeping all three doubles matches. The hosts won all, but one, singles bouts as PSU sophomore Laura Donovan (Acton, MA) earned a straight set victory (6-2, 6-3) at No. 2 singles.

 

 

 

Bannon took the first and third sets (6-2, 4-6, 6-3) in her win at the top spot over freshman Sara Burke (Barrington, RI). Batek, junior Brittany LaBarre (Greenville, RI), freshman Marissa Langellier (Greenville, RI) and freshman Doris Belanger (West Warwick, RI) swept the remaining singles matches from No. 3-6, a common occurrence for the club as of late.

 

 

 

 

 

 Senior Julie Bannon along with her family

 

 

 

Bannon and junior Jaclyn Eastman (Mansfield, MA), who is wrapping up her career at the end of the season, were honored prior to the start of the match, along with their families, as part of Senior Day.

 

 

 

 

 Junior Jaclyn Eastman along with her family

 

 

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Worcester State on Monday, Oct. 12.

 

 

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