Panthers no match for Little East Conference leaders
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island College women's tennis team used a strong showing in doubles action and a sweep of No. 2-6 singles Saturday afternoon to avenge their only two losses from last season en route to a 7-2 Little East Conference victory over rival Plymouth State University.
With the victory, the Anchorwomen (10-1, 6-0 LEC) move their consecutive win streak to 10 matches. PSU had a five-match winning streak snapped and drops to 6-5 overall and 5-2 in conference play.
RIC earned an 8-0 victory at the No. 1 doubles pairing by sophomore Dayna Reilly (Swansea, Mass.) and junior Julie Reddy (Smithfield, R.I.), and an 8-2 triumph at No. 3 doubles by senior Tressa Cannata (Cranston, R.I.) and sophomore Laura Nastasi (Smithville, N.J.). PSU recorded its only doubles victory at No. 2 by sophomore Sunny Jakubas (Califon, N.J.) and junior Rachel Gustafson (Belchertown, Mass.)
PSU senior Zara Jakubas (Califon, N.J.) posted the only singles victory for Plymouth State, winning in straight sets in the No. 1 spot. The reigning LEC Player of the Year, Jakubas is 8-1 in singles this season, including 7-0 against conference opponents.
The rest of the singles wins came by Anchorwomen to close out the match.
Plymouth State plays a non-conference match Thursday at Franklin Pierce University, and wraps up the regular season next Saturday at Worcester State University.
(Courtesy of Rhode Island College Sports Information)
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