FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 27, 2017

 

ANCHORMEN SEE LEAGUE MARK SLIP
TO 2-2 IN, 6-3, LOSS AT UMASS DARTMOUTH

Providence, R.I.--The Rhode Island College menís tennis team fell at UMass Dartmouth, 6-3 in a Little East Conference contest on Thursday afternoon.

 

UMass Dartmouth (5-10, 2-2 LEC) took two of the three doubles matches to jump out to a 2-1 advantage.

 

RICís (5-7, 2-2 LEC) lone doubles point came at the No. 3 spot where the team of sophomores Matthew Gambardella (West Warwick, RI) and Alan Esposito (Clinton, RI) posted an 8-2 win over UMD senior Summer Forest-Bulley (Turners Falls, MA) and sophomore Eric Cimino (Braintree, MA).

 

 

 Sophomore Alan Esposito

 

At No. 1 doubles, UMass Dartmouth senior Corey Rafter (Franklin, MA) and junior Patrick Pacheco (Fall River, MA) posted an 8-2 win over RIC freshman William Tavares (Kingston, RI) and junior Lee Tiberi (Smithfield, RI).

 

The UMD No. 2 doubles team of sophomore Anthony Joseph (Fairhaven, MA) and junior Justin Torres (Dighton, MA) notched an 8-5 win against RIC sophomore Chandler Scott (Ashaway, RI) and senior captain Cory Duquette (Warwick, RI).

 

Gambardella picked up his second win on the day for the Anchormen, posting a (4-6, 7-5, 6-3) win over Torres at No. 4 singles. Esposito also had two wins on the afternoon for RIC, taking a (7-5, 3-6, 6-0) victory against Forest-Bulley at the No. 5 spot.

 

Rafter had a straight set (6-1, 6-1) win for UMD at No. 1 singles against Tavares, while Joseph recorded his second win of the afternoon for the Corsairs with a (7-6 (10-5), 6-4 (10-4) win against Scott at No. 2 singles. 

 

In upcoming action, RIC will continue Little East Conference action at home against Salem State on Friday, April 28 (3:30 p.m.).

 

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