April 15, 2017



Providence, R.I.--The Rhode Island College menís tennis squad posted a 7-2 victory against Becker in a non-conference contest played at the RIC Courts on Saturday afternoon.


RIC (4-6) recorded wins in all three doubles matches to take the early 3-0 advantage. The Anchormen then took four of the six singles contests to earn the five-point victory.


RIC freshman William Tavares (Kingston, RI) and junior Lee Tiberi (Smithfield, RI) posted a hard-fought, 9-7, win over Becker (3-4) senior Aaron Peterson (San Diego, CA) and senior Connor Allison (Hillsboro, OR) at No. 1 doubles.



 Junior Lee Tiberi


Sophomores Matthew Gambardella (West Warwick, RI) and Alan Esposito (Clinton, RI) recorded an 8-1 win over sophomore Throngpol Chinpanjap (Barre, MA) and junior Thomas Lanphear (Manchester, ME) at the second doubles spot. The Anchormen were awarded a forfeit at No. 3 doubles to complete the sweep. 


Tiberi notched his second win of the day with a (7-5, 6-4) victory over Allison at No. 3 singles. Gambardella posted a commanding (6-0, 6-1) win against Lanphear at fourth singles for his second win on the afternoon. Esposito also recorded his second win of the afternoon with a (6-0, 6-2) win against Alex Kielczewski (Grand Prarie, TX) at fifth singles to help lead the Anchormen to the 7-2 victory.


Peterson had a (7-6 (7-3), 2-6, 1-0 (10-5) win over Tavares at No. 1 singles for Becker. Chinpanjap notched a (6-1, 7-5) victory against Scott at second singles for the Hawks.   


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will travel to Western Connecticut for a Little East Conference contest on Tuesday, April 18 (3:30 p.m.).