FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

October 11, 2014

 

PLYMOUTH STATE DOWNS RIC IN BATTLE OF LITTLE EAST WOMEN’S TENNIS HEAVYWEIGHTS

Holderness, N.H.- Sophomore Julie Reddy (Smithfield, RI) earned wins at No. 4 singles and No. 2 doubles, as the Rhode Island College women’s tennis team fell to Plymouth State, 5-4, in a battle for first place in the Little East played at the Holderness School Courts on Saturday afternoon.

 

Rhode Island College’s (10-1, 5-1 LEC) No. 1 doubles tandem saw senior Chelsea Brown (Wallingford, CT) and freshman partner Kim Daigle (Sterling, MA) fall to Plymouth State’s (10-0, 6-0 LEC) pairing of freshman Sunny Jakubas (Califon, NJ) and junior Zara Jakubas (Califon, NJ), 8-3, to give the Panthers the early edge.

 

No. 2 doubles saw junior Sadie Campanella (Chepachet, RI) and Reddy top the Panthers pair of junior Nitsa Ioannides (El Cajon, CA) and sophomore Nikki Lund (Hingham, MA), 8-4.

 

 

 Sophomore Julie Reddy

 

Rounding out the doubles action for the Anchorwomen was sophomore Noelle Tiberi (Smithfield, RI) and freshman Laura Nastasi (Smithville, NJ) who were defeated by the PSU pairing of freshman Cassidy Wells (Colchester, VT) and senior Rosalie DiRado (Gansevoort, NY), 8-6, to give the hosts the 2-1 advantage heading into singles play.

 

Campanella fell to Zara Jakubas (6-3, 6-2) at No. 1 singles and Daigle fell to Sunny Jakubas (7-6 (7-5), 6-1) at the No. 2 slot.

 

. No. 3 singles saw Brown earn the victory over Wells (6-2, 1-6, 7-5), while Reddy dominated Lund (6-3, 6-1) at No. 4 singles.

 

Junior Tressa Cannata (Cranston, RI) fell to Ioannides (6-3, 6-0) at No. 5 singles, while Tiberi topped DiRado (6-3, 6-3) at the No. 6 flight.

 

The No. 2 singles match ended up being the deciding contest, pushing the PSU lead to 5-2 at its completion. The victory puts the Panthers in sole possession of first place in the LEC.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Salve Regina on Tuesday, Oct. 14 (3:30 p.m.).

 

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