October 15, 2016



Plymouth, N.H.--The Rhode Island College women’s tennis team captured at least share of the 2016 Little East Conference Regular Season Championship with a commanding, 8-1, victory against Plymouth State on Saturday afternoon. 


The Anchorwomen (12-1, 7-1 LEC) can win the outright regular season title with a Bridgewater State loss to UMass Boston (1 p.m.). The win gives the Anchorwomen their second straight LEC Regular Season Championship and seventh regular season crown in the program’s history. Coming into today’s action, RIC was tied with Bridgewater State with identical, 6-1, conference marks. Bridgewater State holds the tiebreaker for the top seed in the upcoming Little East Conference Championship by virtue of its, 5-3, win over the Anchorwomen back on Oct. 4.


RIC took all three of doubles matches against Plymouth State (7-6, 5-3 LEC) before taking five of the six singles contests to post the 8-1 victory.




Senior Julie Reddy (Smithfield, RI) teamed with junior Dayna Reilly (Swansea, MA) for an 8-2 win over sophomore Irene Ireme (Concord, NH) and senior Rachel Gustafson (Belchertown, MA) at the No. 1 spot.


RIC’s No. 2 duo of sophomore Katherine Braganca (Pawtucket, RI) and junior Isabella Romeo (Greenville, RI) posted an 8-1 victory against sophomore Megan Wheeler (Manchester, NH) and freshman Alex Dunn (Jaffrey, NH). Junior Laura Nastasi (Smithville, NJ) and senior Jorgie Martin (Greenville, RI) completed the doubles sweep for the Anchorwomen with an 8-1 win at the No. 3 slot over junior Megan Wallace (Moultonborough, NH) and sophomore Kelley Corson (Exeter, NH).



 Senior Julie Reddy


Reilly earned a (6-0, 6-0) win against Ireme at No. 1 singles. Reddy recorded her 100th career win (51 singles, 49 doubles) by earning a (6-1, 6-1) win against Wallace at No. 2 singles. Nastasi recorded a (6-0, 6-2) win over Corson at the No. 3 spot with Braganca taking a (6-1, 6-4) victory against Gustafson at the No. 4 spot. Martin tallied a win (6-2, 7-6 (7-3)) against Dunn at fifth singles, while Wheeler posted the lone win on the day for Plymouth State with a (6-4, 1-6, 10-5) win over Romeo at No. 6 singles.


In upcoming action, the Anchorwomen receive a bye in the first round of the LEC Championships. RIC will host a semifinal match on Thursday, Oct. 20 with a time and opponent to be determined after Tuesday’s first round.