Rhode Island College defeated fifth-seeded Worcester State, 5-1, in
semifinal action of the 2017 Little East Conference Womens Tennis
Championship played at the RIC Tennis Center on Thursday afternoon
to advance to the league title contest.
HOW IT HAPPENED
RIC opened doubles play with an 8-1 victory at No. 1 doubles as
senior Dayna Reilly (Swansea, MA) and freshman Laurel Ten
Eyck (Warwick, RI) defeated WSU junior Nathalie Khafaga
(Auburn, MA) and freshman Dominique Alves (Ludlow, MA).
WSU senior Alexis Silk (Greenfield, MA) and
freshman Emma Collings (Marion, MA) secured an 8-4 win over
RIC junior Katherine Braganca (Pawtucket, RI) and freshman
Emily Orticerio (Smithfield, RI).
RIC freshmen Grace Zangari (Saunderstown, RI)
and Victoria Vittori (New Bedford, MA) defeated Lancer senior
Rachel Green (Worcester, MA) and freshman Marisa Lombardi
(Ludlow, MA), 8-3.
The Anchorwomen clinched the match with three
quick wins in singles action. Reilly downed sophomore Lauren
Taylor (Attleboro, MA) in straight sets (6-0, 6-0) at No. 1
singles and Ten Eyck downed freshman Monika Mularski (Auburn, MA)
Zangari clinched the win with a (6-2, 2-6, 6-0)
victory over Khafaga at No. 2 singles.
Rhode Island College established a new program
record with 15 wins in a season.
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host third-seeded
Bridgewater State on Saturday, Oct. 21. It will be a rematch of the
2016 Championship contest, which the Bears won, 5-4. RIC defeated
BSU, 6-3, on Oct. 10.