October 6, 2016



Providence, R.I.--Two days after suffering their first loss of the season, the Rhode Island College women’s tennis team posted a 7-2 victory over UMass Boston in a Little East Conference contest played at the RIC Courts on Thursday afternoon.


RIC (9-1, 5-1 LEC) jumped out to the early lead after sweeping the three doubles spots.  The Anchorwomen’s No. 1 pair of junior Dayna Reilly (Swansea, MA) and senior Julie Reddy (Smithfield, RI) posted an 8-2 victory over UMass Boston’s (5-4, 4-2 LEC) team of junior Kristy Garcia (Miami, FL) and freshman Katie Gauthier (West Boylston, MA)


RIC posted an 8-5 win at No. 2 doubles with the team of junior Isabella Romeo (Greenville, MA) and freshman Laura Cruso (Westerly, RI) defeating the Beacons duo of junior Kathleen Conroy (Quincy, MA) and senior Kelsey Shea (West Bridgewater, MA)


 Completing the doubles wins for the Anchorwomen, the No. 3 pairing of junior Laura Nastasi (Smithville, NJ) and senior Jorgie Martin (Greenville, RI) picked up an 8-1 victory against UMB junior Meghan Erickson (Hubbardston, MA) and freshman Valeria Tueme (Easton, MA).



Senior Julie Reddy


The singles contests saw Reilly, the reigning LEC Player of the Week, post a (6-2, 6-2) win at the No. 1 spot over Garcia, while her doubles teammate, Reddy, also recorded her second win for the day for RIC with a (6-2, 6-1) win against Conroy at No. 2 singles.  At the third singles spot, Nastasi remained a perfect 8-0 for the season for the Anchorwomen with a (6-3, 6-0) victory over Gauthier. 


 The visiting Beacons picked up a win at No. 4 singles with Erickson defeating Martin by a score of 7-5, 7-6 (7-3) and UMB tallied their second point of the afternoon as Shea notched a (7-6 (7-1), 6-4) victory at No. 5 against Romeo.  Rounding out the singles play, RIC sophomore Jenna St. Lawrence (Greenville, RI) knocked off junior Maria Benautil (Caracas, Venezuela) (6-4, 6-3) to give RIC the 7-2 victory.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will continue Little East action at Worcester State on Saturday, Oct. 8 (5 p.m.).