April 20, 2011


RIC Wins Sixth Straight Contest

Providence, R.I.- Senior Nate Rebello (Pawtucket, RI) raised his personal mark to 9-2 as the Rhode Island College menís tennis team won its sixth consecutive match in an 8-1 win over Johnson & Wales on Wednesday afternoon.


The Anchormen improve to 8-3 overall and have the most program wins in six years. The Wildcats drop to 1-7 in the loss.


The match was started on March 31, but rain suspended the contest before its conclusion.



 Senior Nate Rebello


RIC came into todayís continuation already up 2-0 as Rebello and freshman Alex Werchadlo (Woonsocket, RI) had already secured an 8-1 win at No. 1 doubles. Senior Mike Aiello (Scituate, RI) and freshman Kyle Kelaghan (East Greenwich, RI) had also earned an 8-1 victory at No. 2 doubles.


Rebello made short work of his opponent at No. 1 singles without suffering a loss (6-0, 6-0). Werchadlo, Aiello and Kelaghan all won from the second through the fourth spot. Freshman Brad Lamoureux (Pawtucket, RI) secured a three-set (5-7, 6-1, 1-0 (10-5) decision at No. 5 singles.


JWU sophomore Drew Pontillo (Slingerlands, NY) picked up the lone win for the visitors with a victory (6-3, 6-2) at No. 6 singles.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will resume Little East Conference action at home against Salem State on Saturday, April 23 (1 p.m.).