September 4, 2008


RIC Sweeps Colonels, 9-0, in
Women’s Tennis Action


Milton, MA—The Rhode Island College women’s tennis team captured all six singles and each of the three double flights to defeat Curry, 9-0, in their season-opening match on Thursday afternoon.


Senior Meg Funk (Oakdale, CT) defeated Kaitlin Ross in straight sets (6-2, 6-0) at No. 1 singles, then teamed up with junior Julie Bannon (Narragansett, RI) to pick up an 8-6 win at the top doubles spot.



 Senior Meg Funk


In other notables, sophomore Brittany LaBarre (Greenville, RI), who spent ’07 at No. 6 singles, jumped up four spots in the lineup to win a tough bout (3-6, 6-0, 10-2) at No. 2 singles.


Senior Ashley St. Amand (West Warwick, RI) won  with a straight set (6-0, 6-1) victory at No. 5 singles. Sophomore Kim Field (Barrington, RI), a transfer from Merrimack, won her first collegiate match with a straight set (6-1, 6-0) victory at No. 4 singles.



 Senior Ashley St. Amand


In upcoming action, RIC will play at Emmanuel on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 4 p.m.