October 28, 2014



Providence, R.I.-Freshman Kim Daigle (Sterling, MA) earned the decisive victory at the No.2 singles position as the Rhode Island College women’s tennis team rebounded from a slow start to advance to the 2014 Little East Conference Tournament Finals with a 5-2 victory over Bridgewater State in the semifinals at the RIC Tennis Courts on Tuesday afternoon.


 With the victory, the Anchorwomen (14-1) advance to face undefeated Plymouth State, the tournament’s top seed, on Saturday, Nov. 1.




RIC senior Chelsea Brown (Wallingford, CT) and Daigle fell to the Bears (9-4) duo of freshman Alisha Silva (East Taunton, MA) and senior Melissa Flynn (Stoneham, MA), 8-4, at No. 1 doubles.


 Junior Sadie Campanella  (Chepachet, RI) and sophomore partner Julie Reddy (Smithfield, RI) got the Anchorwomen on the board when they topped BSU junior Alison Vautrin (Somerset, MA) and freshman Olivia Lakes (Boston, MA), 9-8 (7-1), at No. 2 doubles.


No. 3 doubles saw the RIC pairing of sophomore Noelle Tiberi (Smithfield, RI) and junior Tressa Cannata (Cranston, RI) fall to the Bridgewater‘s freshmen duo of Alison Scagnelli (Sutton, MA) and Bojana Roman (Somerset, MA), 9-7, to give the visitors the 2-1 advantage entering singles play.



 Freshman Kim Daigle


 Campanella topped senior Hayley Perron (Plympton, MA) (6-0, 6-2) at No. 1 singles to knot the score at 2-2.  The Anchorwomen took the 3-2 lead when Reddy beat Flynn (6-1, 6-1) at the No. 4 flight. Cannata extended the RIC lead to 4-2 by topping Roman (6-1, 6-1), to put the Bears on the brink of defeat.


Daigle sealed the victory for the Anchorwomen by defeating Vautrin (6-2, 6-1) at the No. 2 slot. Brown was trailing Silva (5-4) at the No. 3 flight, while Tiberi was leading Scagnelli (6-4, 1-1) at No. 6 singles when the match was ended.