October 7, 2015



Providence, R.I.--The Rhode Island College women’s tennis team used a complete team effort secure their ninth straight victory and fifth shutout as they defeated Worcester State, 9-0, in Little East Conference action played at the RIC Tennis Courts on Wednesday afternoon.


Doubles action saw the RIC (9-1, 5-0 LEC) tandem of sophomore Dayna Reilly (Swansea, MA) and junior partner Julie Reddy (Smithfield, RI) defeat WSU (5-7, 3-4 LEC) junior Shelby Jankins (West Brookfield, MA) and senior Megan Shepard (Middletown, CT), 8-2, at the No. 1 pairing.


No. 2 doubles saw senior Sadie Campanella (Chepachet, RI) and junior Jorgie Martin (Greenville, RI) best WSU’s sophomore pairing of Rachel Green (Worcester, RI) and Nathalie Khafaga (Auburn, MA), 8-0.



 Junior Jorgie Martin


RIC earned the doubles sweep with senior Tressa Cannata (Cranston, RI) and sophomore Laura Nastasi (Smithville, NJ) topping sophomore Alexis Silk (Greenfield, MA) and sophomore Olivia Budney (Webster, MA), 8-3.


Reilly topped Jankins (6-0, 6-4) at the No. 1 flight, while Campanella earned the victory over Shepard (6-0, 6-0) at No. 2 singles.


No. 3 singles saw Reddy defeat Khafaga (6-1, 6-0) with Cannata besting Green (6-2, 6-1) at the No. 4 flight.


Nastasi topped Budney (6-2, 6-0) at the No. 5 flight, while Martin defeated freshman Valerie Tocco (Pelham, NH) (4-6, 6-1, 10-1) at No. 6 singles to complete the sweep for the Anchorwomen.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will continue Little East Conference action at home against Plymouth State on Saturday, Oct. 10 (1 p.m.).