HOW IT HAPPENED
RIC opened the match with an 8-4 win at No. 1 doubles, as senior
Dayna Reilly (Swansea, MA) and freshman Laurel Ten Eyck
(Warwick, RI) defeated the Bridgewater State team of seniors
Alisha Silva (Taunton, MA) and Amanda Strickland (Plymouth,
Bridgewater State evened the match at 1-1 as senior
Bojana Roman (Somerset, MA) and senior Alison Scagnelli
(Sutton MA) notched an 8-6 win against RIC freshman Emily
Orticerio (Smithfield, RI) and junior Katherine Braganca
(Pawtucket, RI) at second doubles.
The Anchorwomen held a 2-1 advantage after doubles
action when freshmen Grace Zangari (Saunderstown, RI) and
Victoria Vittori (New Bedford, MA) posted a 9-7 win against BSU
sophomore Angelique Gray (Osterville, MA) and junior
Rachel Tarantino (Mansfield, MA) at third doubles.
Roman evened the match for Bridgewater State with a
(6-2, 6-0) win against Zangari at No. 2 singles to make the score of
the contest 2-2.
RIC then reeled off a pair of wins as Reilly posted
a (6-1, 6-0) victory over Silva at No. 1 singles and freshman Hailey
Raskob (North Smithfield, RI) recorded a (6-3, 6-1) win over
Gray at the No. 5 singles spot to put the Anchorwomen up by a pair,
4-2, in the contest.
BSU freshman Olivia Sweeney (Taunton, MA)
secured a (6-1, 6-1) win against Ten Eyck at the No. 6 singles spot
to cut the visitors lead down to one, 4-3.
RIC senior Laura Nastasi (Smithville, NJ) then
clinched the match and the LEC Regular Season Championship for the
Anchorwomen as she posted a straight set (6-4, 6-2) win over
Strickland at No. 4 singles.
Braganca closed out the match for RIC with a (6-2,
7-6 (10-8)) victory against Scagnelli to give the Anchorwomen the