October 17, 2015



Providence, R.I.—The Rhode Island College women’s tennis team defeated Salem State, 9-0, to claim the 2015 Little East Conference Regular Season Championship on Saturday afternoon at the RIC Tennis Courts.


RIC (12-2, 8-0 LEC) will have homecourt advantage throughout the 2015 Little East Conference Women’s Tennis Championship, which begins on Tuesday, Oct. 20. Today’s win marked the sixth shutout of the season for the Anchorwomen.



 Senior Jessica Rieman and her mother.


RIC opened with an 8-0 victory at No. 1 doubles as sophomore Dayna Reilly (Swansea, MA) and junior Julie Reddy (Smithfield, RI) defeated Salem State (3-9, 2-6 LEC) senior April McDermott (Tewksbury, MA) and sophomore Cassie Morrison (Clinton, MA).


Senior Sadie Campanella (Chepachet, RI) and junior Jorgie Martin (Greenville, RI) won, 9-8 (7-2), vs. senior Hilary Gustafson (Belchertown, MA) and sophomore Ann Spence (Attleboro, MA) at second doubles.



 Senior Sadie Campanella and her parents.


Senior Tressa Cannata (Cranston, RI) and sophomore Laura Nastasi (Smithville, NJ) secured an 8-2 victory at third doubles vs. sophomore Melina Mavroforos (Amesbury, MA) and classmate Jen Nassise (North Easton, MA).


RIC swept all six singles matches and did not lose a set in the process. The highlight of the afternoon was senior Jessica Rieman (South Weymouth, MA) picking up her first collegiate singles victory on Senior Day with a straight set (6-0, 6-2) win over Nassise at No. 6.


Reilly won (6-0, 6-1) against McDermott at No. 1 singles, while Campanella followed with a win (6-1, 6-1) over Morrison at No. 2 singles.



 Senior Tressa Cannata and her mother.


Reddy defeated Gustafson (6-1, 6-1) at No. 3 singles and Cannata bounced Spence (6-0, 6-1) at fourth singles.


Martin won (6-1, 6-2) at No. 5 singles, defeating Mavroforos.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host the winner of fifth-seeded UMass Boston vs. fourth-seeded UMass Dartmouth on Thursday, Oct. 22.