FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

September 22, 2010

 

REBELLO WINS AT NO. 1 SINGLES AS RIC
FALLS, 7-2, TO EASTERN NAZARENE

Anchormen Lose First-Ever Fall Match

Providence, RI-Senior Nate Rebello (Pawtucket, RI) earned a straight set (6-1, 6-0) win at No. 1 singles and paired with classmate Mike Aiello (Scituate, RI) for an 8-6 win at the top double spot, but Eastern Nazarene spoiled Rhode Island College's first-ever fall men's tennis match by handing the Anchormen a 7-2 loss at the RIC Tennis Courts.

 

In previous years, RIC (0-1) only scrimmaged in the fall and opened up competition in the spring. Today's contest was the first fall match in program history that will count as part of the club's overall 2010-11 record. The Lions (1-0) open their campaign with the victory.

 

 

 Senior Nate Rebello

 

Eastern Nazarene senior Jim Rich (Duxbury, MA), along with sophomores Tim Luz (Cumberland, RI), Eric Johnson (Kingston, MA) and Nick Thompson (York, PA), swept No. 3-6 singles and paired up for victories at No. 2 and 3 doubles.

 

Rhode Island College will continue practicing in the fall and pick up match action in March.

 

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