FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

August 31, 2012

 

HAWKS DEFEAT ANCHORWOMEN, 9-0,
IN WOMEN'S TENNIS SEASON OPENER

Providence, R.I.-Junior Samantha Curran (Cumberland, RI) earned a straight set (6-1, 6-1) victory at No. 1 singles and paired with senior Tracy Klein (New City, NY) for an 8-0 shutout win at first doubles as Roger Williams defeated Rhode Island College, 9-0, in the season-opening match for both clubs at the RIC Tennis Courts on Friday afternoon.

 

The Hawks (1-0) began the day with three wins in doubles action. Freshman Adriana Maconochie (Easton, CT) and junior Hillary Dutton (Cheshire, CT) also pitched a shutout at No. 2 doubles. RIC (0-1) sophomore Janice Wang (Branchburg, NJ) and sophomore Gianna Vallante (Coventry, RI) lost a hard fought, 8-5, match to RWU freshman Lauren Schmidt (South Windsor, CT) and senior Olivia Hilton (Vernon, CT) at No. 3 doubles.

 

 

 Sophomore Gianna Vallante

 

RWU took all six singles matches in straight sets, paced by Schmidt’s perfect effort (6-0, 6-0) at No. 3 singles.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at Curry on Saturday, Sept. 1 (noon). Roger Williams is off until Sept. 11 when it hosts Curry (3:30 p.m.).

 

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