FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 4, 2015

 

TIBERI WINS TWO AS MENíS TENNIS FALLS, 5-4, TO VIKINGS

Providence, R.I.-Freshman Lee Tiberi (Smithfield, RI) picked up victories at No. 4 singles and No. 2 doubles as the Rhode Island College menís tennis team dropped their Little East opener to Salem State, 5-4, at the RIC Tennis Courts on Saturday afternoon.

 

The Vikings (2-7, 1-1 LEC) opened the day by taking two of the three doubles points from the Anchormen (1-4, 0-1 LEC).

 

RIC junior Tim Holzinger (Foster, RI) and sophomore Brett Taggart (North Kingstown, RI) fell to freshmen Matt Mogren (Newburyport, MA) and John Didonato (Newbury, MA), 8-3, at No. 1 doubles.

 

Tiberi and freshman Josh Pimentel (Smithfield, RI) topped juniors David Dluznieski (Auburn, MA) and Conner Erickson (Hubbardston, MA), 8-1, at No. 2 doubles.

 

 

 Freshman Lee Tiberi

 

The Vikings took the edge going into singles play with junior Kevin Lam (Salem, MA) and sophomore Luke Hodgkins (Winthrop, MA) topping sophomore Chris Klawitter (Brooklyn, CT) and senior Brian Gil (North Providence, RI), 8-3, at third doubles.

 

Mogren topped Holzinger (6-3, 6-4) at No. 1 singles and Didonato besting Taggart (6-1, 3-6, 6-3) at the No. 2 flight.

 

No. 4 singles saw Tiberi top Dluznieski (6-3, 6-4) with Klawitter topping junior Rob Nadal (7-5, 6-4).

 

Gil topped sophomore Drew Nekoroski (Beverly, MA) (6-2, 6-4) at No. 6 singles, while the Vikingsí Erickson topped Pimentel (6-4, 6-3) in the decisive match at the No. 3 flight. 

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will play at Clark on Monday, April 6 (4 p.m.).

 

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