FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

October 20, 2014

 

CANNATA'S WIN GIVES ANCHORWOMEN BYE
IN UPCOMING LITTLE EAST CONFERENCE
WOMEN'S TENNIS TOURNAMENT

Providence, R.I.-In a match continued from Wednesday Oct. 15, Rhode Island College  junior Tressa Cannata (Cranston, RI)  topped Bridgewater State senior Rachel Eramo (Rowley, MA), 6-4, in the third set to complete a 5-4 victory, secure second place and a bye for the upcoming 2014 Little East Conference Women's Tournament.

 

Coming into the day leading 3-2, Cannata held serve and took the 4-2 lead. Eramo then rallied, holding her serve while breaking Cannata, to even up the score at 4-4. Cannata then broke Eramo and held her own serve to win the point and secure the 6-4 victory for the Anchorwomen (13-1, 7-1 LEC)

 

In upcoming action, second-seeded Rhode Island College will face the winner of sixth-seeded Worcester State vs. third-seeded Bridgewater State on Thursday, Oct. 23 in the semifinals of the Little East Tournament.

 

Last Wednesday Rhode Island College senior Chelsea Brown (Wallingford, CT) and freshman partner Kim Daigle (Sterling, MA) fell to the Bears (8-3, 6-2 LEC) duo of freshman Alisha Silva (East Taunton, MA) and senior Melissa Flynn (Stoneham, MA), 8-1, at No. 1 doubles

 

 

Junior Tressa Cannata

 

RIC junior Sadie Campanella (Chepachet, RI) and sophomore partner Julie Reddy (Smithfield, RI) topped BSU junior Alison Vautrin (Somerset, MA) and freshman Bojana Roman (Somerset, MA), 8-3, at No.2 doubles.

 

No. 3 doubles saw  the RIC pairing of sophomore Noelle Tiberi (Smithfield, RI) and classmate Jorgie Martin (Greenville, RI) fall to the BSU duo of freshman Alison Scagnelli (Sutton, MA) and senior Rachel Eramo (Rowley, MA), 8-2, to give the visitors the, 2-1, lead entering singles play.

 

No. 1 singles saw Campanella top senior Hayley Perron (Plympton, MA) (6-0, 6-0), while Daigle topped Vautrin (6-2, 6-4) at the No. 2 flight.

 

Brown fell to Silva (3-6, 6-4, 6-3) at No. 3 singles, while Reddy topped Flynn (6-1, 6-4) at the No. 4 slot. No. 6 singles saw the Bears’ Roman top Tiberi (6-4, 3-6, 6-2).

 

Cannata was leading Eramo (6-4, 3-6, 3-2) in the third set before the match was called due to darkness.  

 

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