September 24, 2013



Providence, R.I.-Sophomore Sadie Campanella (Chepachet, RI) picked up her third win of the season at No. 1 singles to help propel the Rhode Island College women’s tennis team to an 8-1 victory over UMass Dartmouth on Tuesday night at the RIC Tennis Courts in Little East Conference action.


The Anchorwomen continued their winning ways on Tuesday, as the win puts them at 9-0 on the season overall, with a perfect 3-0 record in the LEC. The Corsairs fall to 2-2 on the year with a 1-1 mark in conference play.


Freshmen Julie Reddy (Greenville, RI) and Noelle Tiberi (Smithfield, RI) remained undefeated at No. 2 doubles this season, as the duo improved to 9-0 with a hard-fought, 9-8 (7-4), win over UMD seniors Angela Pollard (Portsmouth, RI) and Allison Furtado (Fairhaven, MA).


Meanwhile junior Chelsea Brown (Wallingford, CT) and sophomore Tressa Cannata (Cranston, RI) topped senior Alex Post (Plymouth, MA) and freshman Jillian Reichert (Marion, MA) at No. 3 doubles, 8-5, to improve their record to a perfect 7-0 on the season.



 Sophomore Sadie Campanella


Campanella and freshman Jorgie Martin (Smithfield, RI) dispatched seniors Nicole Pelletier (Swansea, MA) and Elizabeth Cignoli (Springfield, MA), 8-4, at No. 1 doubles to improve to 6-3 on the year, rounding out doubles play on the day.


In singles play, Tiberi set the tone for RIC with a 4-0 win over Cignoli at No. 5 singles, improving her record to 7-2 in that flight. Reddy quickly followed with a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 4 singles over Furtado to seal the victory on the day for the Anchorwomen. Reddy upped her record to 8-1 with the win.


Cannata improved to 7-2 at No. 3 singles with a 6-4 win over Pollard, while Brown upped her record to 5-3 this season after her, 6-4, 7-5, victory at No. 2 singles. Campanella, the reigning LEC Rookie of the Year, out-dueled Pelletier, 5-7, 6-2, 10-5, to round out the scoring for RIC with a tightly contested victory at No. 1 singles.


UMD freshman Katelyn Capone (Abington, MA) rallied for a 4-6, 6-0, 10-3, victory over Martin at No. 6 singles to give the Corsairs their only points of the day.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Curry on Thursday, Sept. 26 (3:30 p.m.).