September 12, 2013



Providence, R.I.-Freshmen Julie Reddy (Greenville, RI) and Noelle Tiberi (Smithfield, RI) simultaneously won their respective singles matches to clinch a 5-4 win for the Rhode Island College women's tennis team over Gordon on Thursday afternoon.


The Anchorwomen (5-0) stay undefeated in the win, while the loss drops the Fighting Scots to 3-2.


RIC took two of the three doubles matches to start the match. Reddy and Tiberi improved to 5-0 at No. 2 doubles with an 8-6 win over sophomores Tawnie Yeaw (Foothill Ranch, CA) and Lily Drescher (Reading, MA).



 Freshman Julie Reddy


RIC junior Chelsea Brown (Wallingford, CT) and sophomore Tressa Cannata (Cranston, RI) upped their record to 3-0 at No. 3 doubles with an 8-2 decision vs. senior Jessie Dupre (North Billerica, MA) and junior Eva Kenna (Harvard, MA).


Gordon freshmen Caroline Hall (Corona, CA) and Cindi Flynn (Sunset Beach, CA) won, 8-4, at first doubles to cut the visitor's deficit down to 2-1 heading into singles play.


The Fighting Scots took three of the first four singles matches to finish as Hall won (6-0, 6-1) at No. 1, Yeaw was victorious at No. 2 (3-6, 6-2, 12-0) and junior Hannah Damon (Mystic, CT) won at No. 6 (6-2, 6-2).


Cannata won in straight sets (6-2, 6-1) at No. 3 to make it 4-3, as Reddy and Tiberi were still battling at the fourth and fifth spots. Reddy won against Flynn (7-5, 6-0) and Tiberi defeated freshman Rebecca Levy (Plymouth, MA) in straight sets (6-2, 6-3) to lift the Anchorwomen to victory.



 Freshman Noelle Tiberi


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will open Little East Conference play at Southern Maine on Saturday, Sept. 14 (1 p.m.)