April 15, 2011



Stay Unbeaten in the Little East With, 7-2, Win Over Bears

Providence, R.I.-The Rhode Island College menís tennis team won for the fourth straight match, and for the fifth time in six contests, to improve to 6-3 on the season in a 7-2 win over Bridgewater State in a Little East Conference match played at the RIC Tennis Courts.


The Anchormen stay unbeaten in the conference (2-0), while the Bears drop to 4-4 overall and 1-1 in league play. RIC took two of the three doubles matche and five of six in singles action.



 Senior Nate Rebello


Senior Nate Rebello (Pawtucket, RI) continued his hot streak, downing senior David Campbell (Vineyard Haven, MA) in straight sets (6-1, 6-1) at No. 1 singles, Freshman Alex Werchadlo (Woonsocket, RI) had a tough time with junior Mike Zagame (Uxbridge, MA) at No. 2 singles (6-4, 5-7, 11-9) but battled out a win. Rebello and Werchadlo combined for an 8-4 victory at the top doubles spot against the Campbell/Zagame tandem.


RIC senior Mike Aiello (Scituate, RI) and freshman Kyle Kelaghan (East Greenwich, RI) won at No. 3 and 4 singles, respectively, and paired up for an 8-2 win at No. 2 doubles.



 Senior Mike Aiello


Freshman Jesse Gotlib (Dartmouth, MA) was the lone bright spot for Bridgewater State, earning a hard-fought three-set win (3-6, 6-3, 10-4) over RIC freshman Brad Lamoureux (Pawtucket, RI) at No. 5 singles. He paired with classmate Joao Machado (Newton, MA) for an 8-2 win at No. 3 doubles.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will continue Little East Conference play at UMass Boston tomorrow afternoon at 1 p.m.