April 16, 2015



Providence, R.I.-Sophomores Andre Barbero (Brielle, NJ) and Nicholas Auffret (Holtsville, NY) teamed up for an 8-5 win at No. 1 doubles, then won at No. 1 and 2 singles, respectively, as Johnson and Wales defeated Rhode Island College, 9-0, on Thursday afternoon at the RIC Tennis Courts.


The Wildcats (5-2) win for the fifth time in the squad's last six matches. The Anchormen (2-6) fall for the third time in RIC's last four contests.


Barbero and Auffret opened the day with the 8-5 decision over RIC junior Tim Holzinger (Foster, RI) and sophomore Seongkyeong Kim (North Providence, RI) at the top doubles spot.


 Junior Jason Chavenson (Upper Dublin, PA) and freshman Taylor Farmer (Carmel, IN) downed RIC freshman Lee Tiberi (Smithfield, RI) and classmate Josh Pimentel (Smithfield, RI), 8-2, at No. 2 doubles.


 Junior Mariusz Wala (Woonsocket, RI) and sophomore Grzegorz Wala (Woonsocket, RI) blanked Anchormen sophomore Brett Taggart (North Kingstown, RI) and senior Brian Gil (North Providence, RI), 8-0, as the visitors took a 3-0 lead into singles action.


Barbero topped Holzinger (6-1, 6-2) at No. 1 singles, while Auffret downed Kim (6-3, 6-1) at second singles.


 Mariusz Wala won (6-2, 7-5) over Taggert at No. 3 singles and Farmer followed with a straight set victory over Tiberi.


Chavenson defeated Pimentel (6-2, 6-2) at No. 5 singles, while senior Jorge Mancebo (Santiago, Dominican Republic) completed the sweep (6-0, 6-1) at No. 6 singles. 


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will continue Little East Conference action at home against Bridgewater State on Saturday, April 18 (1 p.m.).