October 2, 2013



Bridgewater, Mass.-Junior Chelsea Brown (Wallingford, CT) and sophomore Tressa Cannata (Cranston, RI) teamed up for a win at No. 3 doubles to improve to a perfect 9-0 on the year, but it wasn’t enough for the Rhode Island College women’s tennis team, as Bridgewater State downed the Anchorwomen, 6-3, on Wednesday afternoon in Little East Conference action played at the Rosen Memorial Tennis Courts.


The first place Bears won two of three doubles matches and captured four of the six singles flights to remain unbeaten on the season at 7-0 overall and 3-0 in the Little East. RIC remains in second place in the LEC with a 10-2 overall record and a 4-1 mark in conference play.



 Sophomore Tressa Cannata & Junior Chelsea Brown


Bridgewater State seniors Jenna Williamson (Ludlow, MA) and Lauren Hopp (Dartmouth, MA) posted an 8-2 win at No. 1 doubles, while senior Jackie McGuirk (Raynham, MA) and junior Melissa Flynn (Stoneham, MA) teamed up for an 8-0 victory at No. 2 doubles. Brown and Cannata helped the Anchorwomen bounce back at No. 3 doubles with an 8-2 win, maintaining the perfect doubles record for the duo on the year. 


In singles play, junior Rachael Eramo (Rowley, MA) earned a 6-1, 6-0 triumph at No. 6 singles to give the Bears a 3-1 advantage. Williamson followed with a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles to increase the lead to 4-1, before McGuirk clinched the match with a 6-2, 6-2 decision at No. 2 singles.


Hopp battled back from a set down to round out the BSU scoring with a win at No. 3 singles. After dropping the opening set, 4-6, Hopp posted a 6-3 decision in the second set and then won the tiebreaker, 11-9.


The Anchorwomen received singles wins from freshman Julie Reddy (Greenville, RI) at No. 4 singles, 6-3, 6-3, and classmate Noelle Tiberi (Smithfield, RI) at No. 5 singles, 6-4, 6-1. Reddy improves to 11-1 on the year in singles play, while Tiberi ups her record to 10-2.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will continue Little East Conference play at home against Plymouth State on Saturday, Oct. 5 (1 p.m.).