FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

October 7, 2017

 

ANCHORWOMEN WIN, 8-1, AT UMASS BOSTON

Boston, Mass.--Freshman Grace Zangari (Saunderstown, RI) recorded a pair of victories, including a perfect (6-0, 6-0) win at No. 2 singles, to help the Rhode Island College women’s tennis team run its unbeaten stretch to 12 matches in  a commanding, 8-1, victory at UMass Boston on Saturday afternoon.

 

THE BASICS
Rhode Island College 8, UMass Boston 1

(RIC 12-0, 6-0 LEC)

(UMass Boston 3-5, 2-4 LEC)

 

 

 Freshman Grace Zangari

 

HOW IT HAPPENED
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RIC opened the match with a win at third doubles, as Zangari and fellow freshman Victoria Vittori (New Bedford, MA) defeated senior Meghan Erickson (Hubbardston, MA) and freshman Annie Fidelia (Stoneham, Mass.) by a score of 8-2. 

• The Anchorwomen made it 2-0 with a decision at second doubles as freshman Emily Orticerio (Smithfield, RI) and junior Katherine Braganca (Pawtucket, RI) secured an 8-3 win over senior Martina Daelli (Florence, Italy) and senior Kathleen Conroy (Quincy, MA).

 

• Senior Dayna Reilly (Swansea, MA) and freshman Laurel Ten Eyck (Warwick , RI) held off senior Kristy Garcia (Miami, FL) and sophomore Katie Gauthier (West Boylston, MA) by a score of 8-5 to give RIC a clean sweep of the doubles action.

 

• Reilly recorded her second victory of the day with a win at No. 1 singles for RIC, defeating Garcia (6-2, 6-3).

• RIC freshman Hailey Raskob (North Smithfield, RI) recorded a (6-0, 6-0) win over freshman Annie Fidelia (Stoneham, MA) at the No. 5 singles spot.

 

• RIC senior Laura Nastasi (Smithville, NJ) posted a (6-2, 6-3) win over Erickson at No. 4 singles.

 

• UMass Boston picked up its lone win of the day at No. 3 singles when Gauthier handed Braganca her first singles loss of the season (6-2, 7-5).

 

BY THE NUMBERS
The Anchorwomen have won nine-straight Little East regular season matches and improved to 12-0 overall. They have dropped just six points out of a possible 108 this fall.

 

WHO'S NEXT
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College
will travel to Bridgewater State for a key Little East Conference contest on Monday, October 9 (1:00 p.m.). The contest will be a rematch of last year’s LEC Championship match. 

 

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