September 28, 2013



Providence, R.I.-Freshman Noelle Tiberi (Smithfield, RI) recorded a pair of victories on Saturday, including a 6-0, 6-0 shutout at No. 5 singles, to lead the Rhode Island College womenís tennis team past Worcester State, 8-1, at the RIC Tennis Courts in Little East Conference action.


After suffering its firs loss of the season to Curry on Thursday afternoon, Rhode Island College (10-1, 4-0 LEC) got off to a hot start after cruising through doubles play with three straight wins. Sophomore Sadie Campanella (Chepachet, RI) and freshman Jorgie Martin (Smithfield, RI) teamed up for an 8-6 win at No. 1 doubles to improve to 7-4 on the year, while Tiberi and freshman Julie Reddy (Greenville, RI) upped their record to 10-1 after earning an 8-4 victory at No. 2 doubles. Junior Chelsea Brown (Wallingford, CT) and sophomore Tressa Cannata (Cranston, RI) remained a perfect (8-0) on the season with an 8-4 win over the competition at No. 3 doubles.



 Freshman Jorgie Martin & Sophomore Sadie Campanella


Tiberi, who improved to 9-2 on the year, highlighted RICís afternoon in singles play with her masterful showing, while Cannata followed suit with a 6-1, 6-2 victory at No. 3 singles to up her record to 8-3. Reddy picked up a 7-5, 6-2 win at No. 4 singles to improve her record to 10-1, while Campanella impressed at No. 1 singles with a 6-2, 6-1 win. Brown rounded out the scoring for RIC with a 6-3, 2-6 (10-4) win at No. 2 singles to up her record to 6-3.


Senior Laura Sarkis (West Springfield, MA) earned the lone win for Worcester State (5-4, 2-2 LEC) with a 6-2, 6-2 victory at No. 6 singles.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will continue Little East Conference play at Bridgewater State on Wednesday, Oct. 1 (3:30 p.m.).