FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 23, 2015

 

TAGGART’S LONE WIN IS BRIGHT
SPOT IN, 8-1, LOSS TO GORDON

Wenham, Mass.-Rhode Island College sophomore Brett Taggart (North Kingstown, RI) earned a victory at No. 3 singles as the Rhode Island College men’s tennis team fell, 8-1, to Gordon in non-conference action on Thursday afternoon.

 

Zach Hall (Sugar Land, TX) and Mason Casady (Santa Barbara, CA) started off the match by blanking their opponents at the first doubles flight. Mike D’Antuono (Mapleville, RI) and Peter Godwin (Manchester, CT) gave Gordon its second point of the match with an 8-2 trumping at the second slot. James Hawn (Southborough, MA) and Joe Daugherty (Norfolk, VA) made it a perfect sweep of doubles with an 8-2 win at the third flight.

 

 

 Sophomore Brett Taggart

 

Hall and Casady closed out the match result with (6-0, 6-0) shutouts at the top two spots. Godwin dropped one game in the first set before a 6-0 second set at fourth singles and Dan Christensen (Attleboro, MA) beat senior Brain Gil (North Providence, RI) in straight sets.

 

Taggart earned the lone RIC point of the day, topping Hawn (6-3, 6-4), at third singles. Daugherty closed out the match for Gordon with a 6-2, 6-2 triumph at No. 5 singles.

 

Rhode Island College falls to 3-8 this season, while Gordon improves to 14-3.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will resume Little East Conference play at UMass Boston on Saturday, April 25 (1 p.m.).

 

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