Women’s Tennis Knocks Off Western Connecticut, 6-3

Serena Bobola
Serena Bobola

Providence, RI.--Freshman Clara Siegmund (Pomfret, CT) picked up the match-clinching win at No. 4 singles as the Rhode Island College women's tennis team defeated Western Connecticut, 6-3, in a Little East Conference contest played at the RIC Tennis Center on Friday afternoon. The win was the 13th straight to open the 2018 campaign and 35th consecutive regular season victory for the Anchorwomen (a streak that dates back to October 6, 2016).

THE BASICS
Rhode Island College 6, Western Connecticut 3
RIC (13-0, 7-0 LEC)
WCSU (2-12, 1-7 LEC)

HOW IT HAPPENED
• RIC sophomores Grace Zangari (Saunderstown, RI) and Hailey Raskob (North Smithfield, RI) opened the day with an 8-0 win at No. 2 doubles against the Western Connecticut team of juniors Sarah Warkoski (Bristol, CT) and Chelsie Von Elm (Somers, NY).

• The Anchorwomen's duo of sophomores Serena Bobola (Cranston, RI) and Emily Orticerio (Smithfield, RI) took an 8-0 win over the WCSU sophomore pair of Maria Madden (Rhinebeck, NY) and Carolina Albano (Danbury, CT) at the third doubles spot to put RIC up, 2-0, in the match.

• Western Connecticut took their first point of the match at No. 1 doubles where senior Carole Allers (Wilton, CT) and junior Emma Chapman (Danbury, CT) defeated Siegmund and freshman Kaitlyn Koller (North Smithfield, RI) by a score of 8-5.

• The Anchorwomen took the 2-1 lead in the contest heading into singles action.

• Raskob picked up her second win of the day at No. 5 singles with a (6-0, 6-0) win over Von Elm to give RIC the 3-1 advantage in the match.

• Bobola's notched her second win of the day against Warkoski  (6-0, 6-0) at the third singles spot put RIC up by a score of 4-1.

• Siegmund posted a (6-0, 6-0) win over Albano at No. 4 singles to give the Anchorwomen the decisive 5-1 advantage and seal the victory.

• Chapman had a (6-1, 6-0) win over Zangari at No, 1 singles to make the score 5-2 and the Colonials picked up their third point of the afternoon at No. 2 singles where Allers posted a (6-7 (5-7), 13-11) win over sophomore Victoria Vittoti (New Bedford, MA) to make the score 5-3.

• RIC's last point of the day came at No. 6 singles where freshman Kaitlyn Koller (North Smithfield, RI) won by injury forfeit to close out the 6-3 win for the Anchorwomen.

WHAT'S NEXT
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will continue Little East action at home against Southern Maine on Saturday, Oct. 13 (1 p.m.).