October 16, 2017



Providence, R.I.-Rhode Island College senior Dayna Reilly (Swansea, MA) and freshman Grace Zangari (Saunderstown, RI) were honored by the Little East Conference for their respective performances in the women’s tennis team’s perfect 2-0 week. The duo helped RIC end the regular season with a perfect 14-0 record, tying the school record for wins in a season, and an 8-0 mark in the LEC.


This marks the third time this year that Reilly, the reigning LEC Player of the Year, has been named the conference’s Player of the Week, while Zangari has been tabbed the LEC Rookie of the Week four times this campaign.



Senior Dayna Reilly 


RIC defeated Bridgewater State, 6-3, on Oct. 10 to clinch the Little East Conference Regular Season Championship for the third straight season. The Anchorwomen then defeated Worcester State, 6-2, on Oct. 15 to wrap up an undefeated regular season.


Reilly was named the Little East Women’s Tennis Player of the Week for the eighth time in her career and the third time this season. She went a perfect 2-0 at No. 1 singles and was 1-1 at No. 1 doubles. She posted a (6-1, 6-0) win against Bridgewater State and followed that with a perfect (6-0, 6-0) win against Worcester State. At the No. 1 doubles spot, Reilly defeated Bridgewater State, 8-4. She is currently 14-0 (1.000) at No. 1 singles and 12-2 (.857) at No. 1 doubles on the year.



Freshman Grace Zangari


Zangari was named the Little East Women’s Tennis Rookie of the Week for the fourth time this season. She went 1-1 at No. 2 singles and 2-0 at No. 3 doubles for the week. Zangari posted a (6-2, 6-0) win at No. 2 singles against Worcester State. She also had a pair of hard fought doubles victories at the No. 3 spot, defeating Bridgewater Stat, 9-7, before wrapping up the week with a 9-8 (7-1) win over Worcester State. Zangari is currently 13-1 (.929) at No. 2 singles and 14-0 (1.000) at No. 2/No. 3 doubles on the season.


In upcoming action, Little East Regular Season Champions and top seed Rhode Island College will host the winner of Plymouth State vs. Worcester State in the semifinals of the 2017 LEC Championship at the RIC Tennis Center on Thursday, Oct. 19.