April 6, 2013



Providence, R.I.-Bridgewater State junior Cody Farrell (Scituate, MA), junior Eric Johnson (Kingston, MA) and freshman Alex McGannon (Fairhaven, MA) each won in both singles and doubles action as the Bears tamed Rhode Island College, 8-1, in Little East Conference menís tennis action on Saturday afternoon.


RIC (1-5, 0-1 LEC) junior Alex Werchadlo (Woonsocket, RI) and freshman Benjamin Proctor (Cumberland, RI) combined for an 8-3 victory at No. 1 doubles to open the day, defeating BSU sophomore Wesley Esthimer (Franklin, MA) and freshman Matt McLeod (Leicester, MA).



 Junior Alex Werchadlo


That would prove to be the lone victory for the hosts as Johnson and freshman Hung Huynh (Worcester, MA) scored an 8-2 win at No. 2 doubles and McGannon and Farrell paired for an 8-3 victory at No. 3 doubles.


Esthimer had to work hard to defeat Werchadlo at No. 1 singles, but prevailed in straight sets, 7-6 (11-9), 7-6 (7-3). The Bears took the remaining singles matches, all in straight sets. Farrell won at No. 3 (6-4, 6-3), Johnson at No. 5 (6-1, 6-1) and McGannon closed it out at sixth singles (6-1, 6-1).



 Freshman Ben Proctor


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will travel to Clark University on Monday, April 8 (4 p.m.).