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September 5, 2017

 

RIC WINS THIRD STRAIGHT MATCH

Providence, R.I.-The Rhode Island College women's tennis team ran its unbeaten streak to three matches with an impressive, 9-0, victory over Suffolk in a non-conference contest played at the RIC Tennis Center on Tuesday afternoon.

 

THE BASICS
Rhode Island College 9, Suffolk 0
(RIC 3-0)
(Suffolk 0-1)

 

 

 Junior Katherine Braganca

 

HOW IT HAPPENED
RIC easily took all three doubles matches to leap out to a 3-0 lead and then cruised to wins at all six singles matches to take the shutout victory. 

Senior Dayna Reilly (Swansea, MA), the reigning Little East Conference Player of the Week, posted a commanding (6-0, 6-0) win over junior Delaney Dunlap (Hingham, MA) at No. 1 singes. Reilly also teamed with freshman Emily Orticerio (Smithfield, RI) for a near-perfect (8-1) win against Dunlap and senior Isabel Rathlev (Wellesley, MA) at the No. 1 doubles spot. 

Junior Katherine Braganca (Pawtucket, RI) also had a pair of wins on the day for the Anchorwomen, taking a perfect (6-0, 6-0) win over Rathlev at No. 3 singles. She posted an (8-3) victory with senior Isabella Romeo (Greenville, RI) at No. 2 doubles against the Rams team of sophomore Kelley Hardy (Charleston, SC) and junior Elena Cisneros Garcia (Barcelona, Spain).

Freshman Grace Zangari (Saunderstown, RI) wrapped up the multiple-winners for RIC. Zangari opened the day with an (8-1) win with freshman Victoria Vittori (New Bedford, MA) at the third doubles spot against sophomore Danlyn Medou (Inglewood, CA) and junior Meagan French (Newton, NH).  Zangari also had a (6-1, 6-0) victory at No. 2 singles against Cisneros-Garcia.

Other singles victories for RIC included freshman Hailey Raskob (North Smithfield, RI) posting a (6-2, 6-1) win against Hardy at the No. 4 spot. Freshman Laurel Ten Eyck (Warwick, RI) took a (6-3, 6-1) victory over Medou. Freshman Olivia Campanella (Chepachet, RI) notched her first collegiate victory at the No. 6 singles spot with a (6-0, 6-2) win over senior Jacquelyn Najamura (Rancho Santa Fe, CA).

 

BY THE NUMBERS
RIC earned their fifth-straight home opening victory, dating back to the 2013 opener, an 8-1 win over Suffolk on Sept. 7.

 

WHO'S NEXT
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will open Little East Conference play at home against Plymouth State on Saturday, Sept. 9 (1 p.m.)

 

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