Panthers have four-match winning streak snapped in LEC loss
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Sophomore Sadie Campanella's (Chepachet, R.I.) win at No. 1 singles on Saturday afternoon helped Rhode Island College defeat Plymouth State University, 7-2, in Little East Conference women's tennis action at the RIC Tennis Courts.
Campanella secured the victory for the hosts with a 6-3, 6-1 win. RIC improves to 11-2 overall and 5-1 in the LEC, while PSU had a four-match winning streak snapped and dropped to 6-3 overall and 3-2 in conference play.
The Anchorwomen took a 2-1 lead after doubles as the freshmen tandem of Julie Reddy (Greenville, R.I.) and Noelle Tiberi (Smithfield, R.I.) won at the second spot, 8-2. Junior captain Chelsea Brown (Wallingford, CT) and sophomore Tressa Cannata (Cranston, RI) won at No. 3 doubles, 8-3.
Sophomore Nitsa Ioannides (El Cajon, Calif.) and freshman Nikki Lund (Hingham, Mass.) took down Campanella and freshman Jorgie Martin (Smithfield, RI), 8-4, at No. 1 doubles. Ioannides and Lund are now 7-0 this season in doubles.
In singles action, Brown was a 6-4, 6-2 winner at No. 2, while Cannata was victorious, 6-2, 6-2 at third singles. Reddy earned a 6-0, 6-0 shutout win at No. 4, while Tiberi won, 7-5, 6-0, at No. 5.
PSU junior Rosalie DiRado (Ganesvoort, N.Y.) picked up the lone singles win for the visitors at sixth singles.
Both teams are back in Little East Conference play next Saturday as Rhode Island College plays at home against Salem State and Plymouth State visits Worcester State.
(Courtesy of Rhode Island College Sports Information)
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