September 17, 2013



Providence, R.I.-Led by the freshman duo of Julie Reddy (Greenville, RI) and Noelle Tiberi (Smithfield, RI), the Rhode Island College womenís tennis team knocked off Emerson College, 6-3, on Tuesday night in non-conference action played at the RIC Tennis Courts.


Rhode Island College opens the season with a 7-0 record overall for the first time since 2004, when the Anchorwomen finished the regular season with a perfect 13-0 record.


As for Reddy and Tiberi, the tandem picked up their seventh consecutive victory and improved to 7-0 at No. 2 doubles with a 9-7 win over their counterparts, juniors Natalie Nicholas (Syosset, NY) and Jana Winfield (Andover, MA), to help spark the Anchorwomen.



 Freshmen Julie Reddy & Noelle Tiberi


Junior Chelsea Brown (Wallingford, CT) and sophomore Tressa Cannata (Cranston, RI) also earned an 8-0 shutout victory at No. 3 doubles for RIC, while seniors Lacey Russell (Roswell, GA) and Savannah Mosser (Malibu, CA) tallied an 8-1 victory for Emerson (0-4) at No. 1 doubles to send the visitors into singles play trailing by one.


Reddy followed her doubles performance with what proved to the match-sealing victory at No. 4 singles, as the freshman took down Nicholas (3-6, 6-1, 10-6) to propel the hosts to victory. Tiberi stayed hot with a 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 5 singles to give the Anchorwomen a late boost, while Cannata continued her winning ways with a 6-3, 6-1 victory at No. 3 singles. Freshman Jorgie Martin (Smithfield, RI) also notched a win for RIC at No. 6 singles (6-0, 6-0).


The Lions recorded a pair of singles victories, keyed by Russellís stellar outing at No. 1 singles. She outlasted sophomore Sadie Campanella (Chepachet, RI) in the first flight (7-6 (7-3), 6-0), while Mosser earned a 6-1, 6-0 victory at No. 2 singles.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will resume Little East Conference play at UMass Boston on Saturday, Sept. 21 (1 p.m.).