April 18, 2017



Providence, R.I.--The Rhode Island College menís tennis squad posted a 6-3 victory at Western Connecticut in a Little East Conference contest on Tuesday afternoon.


RIC (5-6, 2-1 LEC) held a 2-1 lead after doubles action. RIC senior Cory Duquette (Warwick, RI) and sophomore Chandler Scott (Ashaway, RI) posted an 8-3 win over freshman Jacques Fortier (Southbury, CT) and senior Matt OíKeefe (Cromwell, CT) at the No. 2 doubles spot.


The Anchormenís third doubles team of sophomores Matthew Gambardella (West Warwick, RI) and Alan Esposito (Clinton, CT) posted an 8-3 victory against junior Adam Howard (Waterford, CT) and junior Jeff Hensley (Naugatuck, CT) to notch RICís second point of the contest.



 Sophomore Matt Gambardella


Senior Jason Hipona (Orange, CT) and freshman Aaron Campos (Ridgefield, CT) recorded the lone doubles point for Western Connecticut (4-7, 1-2 LEC), taking the 8-0 win over RIC freshman William Tavares (Kingston, RI) and junior Lee Tiberi (Smithfield, RI) at the No. 1 spot.


In singles action, Tiberi posted a (6-0, 7-6 (5-0) win over Howard at No. 3, with Gambardella recording a (7-5, 6-2) win against Hensley at No. 4 singles.


Esposito notched a (6-1, 6-2) victory against Fortier, while freshman Jonathon Glendinning (Exeter, RI) rounded out the singles wins for RIC, taking a hard fought (6-4, 1-6, 10-8) win over OíKeeke at No. 6 singles.


Campos recorded a (6-0, 6-1) win over Tavares at No. 1,while Hipona notched the other singles victory for Western Connecticut, defeating Scott (6-2, 6-3) at No. 2.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Salem State in a Little East Conference contest on Saturday, April 22 (1 p.m.).