October 9, 2010



Plymouth, NH-Plymouth State kept the Rhode Island College women’s tennis team winless in a 9-0 shutout victory on Saturday afternoon.


PSU swept the three doubles matches by lopsided scores and then took five of the six singles matches in straight sets. PSU, which finished with a 3-9 record last year, improved to 6-3 overall and 4-2 in LEC matches this season. Rhode Island College dropped to 0-12 overall and 0-6 in conference matches.


Sophomore Rachel Figura (Cheshire, CT) won the most exciting match of the day, defeating RIC sophomore Shannon Bilodeau (Seekonk, MA) in a third-set tiebreaker at No. 3 singles. Junior Lydia Smith (Marblehead, MA) was a winner at No. 4 singles to remain undefeated in singles this season (9-0), while Figura and Smith were victorious at No. 2 doubles, upping their season mark together to 6-3.


PSU’s other four players were also all double-winners, capturing victories in both singles and doubles. They included sophomore Sara Burke (Barrington, RI), junior Laura Donovan (Acton, MA) and freshmen Molly Heartfield (Dorset, VT) and Jane Duggan (Saunderstown, RI).


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will continue Little East Conference competition when the Anchorwomen host UMass Boston on Monday, Oct. 11.