Grace Zangari Clinches, 9-0, Win for Women's Tennis in Season-Opener

Grace Zangari serving
Grace Zangari

Providence, R.I.—Rhode Island College sophomore Grace Zangari's (Saunderstown, RI) win at No. 1 singles clinched a 9-0 victory over Lesley in collegiate women's tennis action played at the RIC Tennis Center on Friday afternoon. 

THE BASICS
Rhode Island College 9, Lesley 0
Rhode Island College (1-0)
Lesley (0-1)

HOW IT HAPPENED
• The RIC duo comprised of sophomores Serena Bobola (Cranston, RI) and Emily Orticerio (Smithfield, RI) defeated Lesley senior Sarah Tobin (Amesbury, MA) and sophomore Mary Pulling (Whitman Hanson, MA), 8-0, at No. 3 doubles.

• RIC senior Katherine Braganca (Pawtucket, RI) and sophomore Laurel Ten Eyck (Warwick, RI) combined to defeat Lesley junior Maddie Abbott (Portland, ME) and senior Jessica Russo (Watertown, MA), 8-1, at No. 1 doubles.

• Zangari and classmate Hailey Raskob (North Smithfield, RI) bested LU senior Theresa Pereira (Hopedale, MA) and junior Sara Stanton (Manchester, MA), 8-5, No. 2 doubles. 

• Braganca blanked Stanton (6-0, 6-0) at No. 4 singles and Zangari clinched the win with a straight set (6-0, 6-1) victory over Abbott at first singles. 

• Raskob and Ten Eyck defeated Pulling and Tobin (6-0, 6-0) at fifth and sixth singles, respectively.

• Bobola downed Russo (6-0, 6-1) at No. 3 singles, while Vittori battled back to defeat Pereira (2-6, 7-5, 10-5) to complete the sweep.

WHAT'S NEXT
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will face Suffolk in North Reading, Mass. On Tuesday, Sept. 4 (3:30 p.m.).