NEWPORT, R.I. - Salve Regina University women's tennis took two of three doubles and five of six singles matches for a 7-2 decision over visiting Rhode Island College in the season-opener for both schools.


Kristina and Michelle Kennedy [JR/ East Moriches, N.Y.] registered an 8-4 win at first doubles right after Louise Taylor [SO/ Yarmouth, Maine] and Aki Tokutake [JR/ Tokyo, Japan] scored an 8-2 victory at second doubles. RIC earned its first point with an 8-3 win at third doubles from Ashley Gorman [JR/ Cumberland, R.I.] and Tara Marchant [JR/ North Scituate, R.I.].


In singles play, Seahawk senior tri-captains Katie Wright [SR/ Lincoln, R.I.], Marissa Giaimo [SR/ Garden City, N.Y.], and Alicia Wills [SR/ Londonderry, N.H.] each won in straight sets. Kristina Kennedy held on for a straight-set win at third singles while Louise Taylor earned her first victory in the first singles position. Megan Hall [FR/ Smithfield, R.I.] won in three sets at second singles for the Anchorwomen.



Salve Regina 7, Rhode Island Col. 2


Singles competition:


1. Louise Taylor (SRU) def. Liz Barrette (RIC) 6-3, 6-4


2. Megan Hall (RIC) def. Michelle Kennedy (SRU) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4


3. Kristina Kennedy (SRU) def. Margaret Funk (RIC) 6-3, 7-5


4. Katie Wright (SRU) def. Kseniya Gurvich (RIC) 6-1, 6-0


5. Marissa Giaimo (SRU) def. Tara Marchant (RIC) 6-2, 6-0


6. Alicia Wills (SRU) def. Ashley Gorman (RIC) 6-3, 6-4



Doubles competition:


1. Kristina Kennedy/Michelle Kennedy (SRU) def. Liz Barrette/Margaret Funk (RIC) 8-4


2. Louise Taylor/Aki Tokutake (SRU) def. Megan Hall/Natasha Roman (RIC) 8-2


3. Ashley Gorman/Tara Marchant (RIC) def. Dana Shoop/Danielle Welch (SRU) 8-3


 Match Notes:


Rhode Island Col. 0-1

Salve Regina 1-0