September 21, 2013



Boston, Mass.-Sophomore Tressa Cannata (Cranston, RI) was one of three Anchorwomen to record multiple victories on the day as Rhode Island College women’s tennis stayed undefeated by topping UMass Boston, 6-3, on Saturday in Little East Conference action played at the B.C. High Tennis Courts.


Rhode Island College (8-0, 2-0 Little East) opened the match with a dominant, 8-1, victory at No. 3 doubles to set the tone, courtesy of Cannata and junior captain Chelsea Brown (Wallingford, CT).


The next two doubles matches would be much closer, as Rhode Island College’s freshmen pairing of Julie Reddy (Greenville, RI) and Noelle Tiberi (Smithfield, RI) stayed perfect on the year by fending off freshman Nuha Muntasser (Braintree, MA) and sophomore Solveig Castelli (Precojo, France) at No. 2 doubles, 9-7. The tandem improves to a perfect 8-0 on the year.



 Sophomore Tressa Cannata and Junior Chelsea Brown


In the most competitive doubles match, the duo of sophomore Sadie Campanella (Chepachet, RI) and freshman Jorgie Martin (Smithfield, RI) needed a tiebreaker to slide past seniors Anitra Kloczewiak (Newton, MA) and Samantha Counts (Bridgewater, MA), 9-8 (10-8).


 Rhode Island College soon pushed their lead to four as Cannata improved to 6-1 at No. 3 singles with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Counts. Tiberi then followed suit by clinching the victory for the visitors with a win at No. 5 singles. The freshman upped her singles record to 6-2 after she downed sophomore Nurcin Celebi (Istanbul, Turkey), 6-3, 6-1. The Anchorwomen earned their sixth and final point of the day at No. 4 singles after Reddy just managed to hang on to knock off Castelli, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5), improving her singles record to 7-1.


UMass Boston earned wins in the final three matches of the day, as Muntasser picked up her third straight singles win at No. 1 singles (6-4, 6-3), while Kloczewiak earned her fourth straight win at No. 2 singles with a 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 win. Freshman Kathleen Conroy (Quincy, MA) capped off the day with a 6-3, 6-4 win at No. 6 singles.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will continue Little East Conference play at home against UMass Dartmouth on Tuesday, Sept. 24 (3:30 p.m.).