FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

October 4, 2016

 

BEARS HAND ANCHORWOMEN
FIRST LOSS OF THE SEASON

Providence, R.I.-Bridgewater State junior Bojana Roman (Somerset, MA) earned a straight set victory at No. 2 singles and paired with classmate Alison Scagnelli (Sutton, MA) for an 8-3 win at No. 2 doubles as Bridgewater State defeated Rhode Island College, 5-3, in Little East Conference women’s tennis action on Tuesday afternoon.

 

RIC  (8-1, 4-1 LEC) suffered its first setback of the season. The Bears (6-3, 5-1 LEC) won their fourth consecutive match, which have all been league victories.

 

In doubles action, the Anchorwomen’s No. 1 pair of junior Dayna Reilly (Swansea, MA) and senior Julie Reddy (Smithfield, RI) edged BSU juniors Alisha Silva (Taunton, MA) and Amanda Strickland (Plymouth, MA), 8-5.

 

At No. 2 doubles, Roman and Scagnelli downed the Anchorwomen duo of sophomore Katherine Braganca (Pawtucket, RI) and junior Isabella Romeo (Greenville, RI), 8-3.

 

 

 Junior Dayna Reilly

 

At No. 3 doubles, BSU sophomore Rachel Tarantino (Mansfield, MA) and freshman Angelique Gray (Osterville, MA) defeated RIC junior Laura Nastasi (Smithville, NJ) and senior Jorgie Martin (Greenville, RI), 8-4.

 

Reilly defeated Silva (6-2, 6-0) at No. 1 singles, while Roman downed Reddy (6-0, 6-0) at No. 2 singles.

 

Strickland defeated Martin (6-3, 6-0) at No. 4 singles and Gray bested RIC freshman Chevell Burgess (Providence, RI) (6-3, 6-0) at No. 6 singles.

 

Romeo won (6-3, 4-6, 10-7) at No. 5 singles for the hosts, while the No. 3 singles match between Nastasi and Scagnelli went unfinished due to darkness.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will continue Little East Conference action with a match at home against UMass Boston on Thursday, Oct. 6 (3:30 p.m.).

 

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