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October 29, 2016

 

JULIE REDDY SETS RIC POINTS RECORD AS ANCHORWOMEN FALL IN LITTLE EAST TITLE MATCH

Bridgewater, Mass.—Rhode Island College senior Julie Reddy (Smithfield, RI) became the program’s all-time career points leader (77.5) as the Anchorwomen fell to Bridgewater State, 5-4, in the Championship Match of the 2016 Little East Conference Women’s Tennis Tournament on Saturday afternoon.

 

Reddy teamed with junior Dayna Reilly (Swansea, MA) for an 8-2 win at the No. 1 doubles spot against Bridgewater State (12-5) junior Alisha Silva (Taunton, MA) and junior Amanda Strickland (Plymouth, MA) to establish the program mark.

 

It was the lone win for the RIC (13-2) in doubles action as the No. 2 team of sophomore Katherine Braganca (Pawtucket, RI) and junior Isabella Romeo (Greenville, RI) fell to BSU junior Brojana Roman (Somerset, MA) and junior Allison Scagnelli (Sutton, MA) by an 8-6 margin. 

 

 

 Senior Julie Reddy

 

The host Bears wrapped up doubles play at the No. 3 spot when sophomore Rachel Tarantino (Mansfield, MA) and freshman Angelique Gray (Osterville, MA) recorded an 8-5 win over the RIC duo of junior Laura Nastasi (Smithville, NJ) and senior Jorgie Martin (Greenville, RI).

 

In singles action, RIC knotted the match at 2-2 when Reilly posted a (6-2, 6-1) win against Silva. Bridgewater State regained the advantage, 3-2, with a (6-3, 6-1) victory at the No. 6 spot by Gray over Romeo. The host Bears upped the lead to two, 4-2, with a (6-2, 6-1) win for Roman over Reilly at No. 2 singles.

 

Once again the Anchorwomen rallied and cut the deficit down to 4-3 with a (6-3, 6-1) win by Nastasi against Scagnelli. RIC then evened the contest at 4-4 with a (6-0, 7-6 (7-5)) victory by Martin over Tarantino at the No. 5 spot.

 

The LEC Championship came down to the No. 4 singles spot where Bridgewater’s Strickland defeated Braganca by a score of (6-4, 7-5) to give the Bears the conference crown.  The two clubs shared the 2016 Little East Conference Regular Season Championship, with the Bears garnering the top seed and homecourt advantage by virtue of their, 5-4, win over the Anchorwomen on Oct. 4.

 

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