FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

September 17, 2011

 

RIC OPENS LITTLE EAST SCHEDULE WITH, 8-1, LOSS AT UMASS BOSTON
Belanger Picks Up Team-Leading Third Win

Boston, Mass.-Junior Doris Belanger (West Warwick, RI) picked up her third victory of the season, and her first at No. 2 singles, with a straight set shutout (6-0, 6-0), but the Rhode Island College women’s tennis team fell to UMass Boston, 8-1, in the Little East Conference opener for both clubs on Saturday afternoon at the Boston College High School Tennis Courts.

 

 

 Junior Doris Belanger

 

RIC (0-7, 0-1 LEC) received an impressive showing at No. 2 doubles from freshmen Gianna Vallante (Coventry, RI) and Taylor Clark (Bristol, RI), but the duo couldn’t quite overcome the tandem of junior Hieu Nguyen (Dorchester, MA) and sophomore Samantha Counts (Bridgewater, MA), who prevailed 9-7.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College continue the Little East Conference slate when it hosts UMass Dartmouth on Tuesday, Sept. 20 (4 p.m.)

 

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