August 23, 2016



Providence, R.I.-Heading into the 2016 campaign, fifth-year Head Coach Adam Spring will once again have the Rhode Island College women’s tennis team poised for a run at the Little East Championship. The Anchorwomen are coming off another successful campaign in 2015, having captured the LEC Regular Season Championship (the first for the program since 2007) and their third straight season with at least 12 victories.


“We lost two starters (Sadie Campanella and Teresa Cannata) from our regular season Little East Championship in 2015,” said Spring. “Those are big shoes to fill and we’re hopeful that our mix of newcomers and returnees will help us build a team that once again competes for the conference crown.


The Anchorwomen will be led by junior Dayna Reilly (Swansea, MA) and senior Julie Reddy (Smithfield, RI).  Reilly occupied the No. 1 singles spot for RIC last season, posting a 10-4 record while earning All-Little East accolades.  Reddy, also an All-LEC performer for the Anchorwomen, teamed with Reilly to notch a 10-3 record at No. 1 doubles, which included an undefeated 8-0 mark in conference play.  Reddy was also 12-2 in singles action for the year.


Senior Julie Reddy


Senior Jorgie Martin (Greenville, RI) and junior Laura Nastasi (Smithfield, NJ) were key performers for RIC last season and will be counted on to provide solid play in the middle of the Anchorwomen’s lineup this year.  Martin went a combined 18-6 (7-4 singles; 11-2 doubles), while Nastasi had an 8-5 record at the No. 5 singles spot.


Once again, RIC will be counting on some talented newcomers and veterans to make an impact on the success of the squad in 2016.  “Keep an eye on rookies Chevell Burgess and Laura Cruso,” said Spring. “We’ll be counting on them, as well as sophomore Katherine Braganca (Pawtucket, RI) and junior Bella Romeo (Greenville, RI) to provide some much needed depth for us this year.”


The Anchorwomen open the season at home against Salve Regina on Thursday, Sept. 1 (4 p.m.).