Freshman Grace Zangari (Saunderstown, RI) picked up a pair of wins to help the Rhode Island College women's tennis team wrap up an undefeated regular season with a 14-0 record and an 8-0 mark in the Little East Conference as they posted a 6-2 victory against Worcester State in an LEC contest played at the RIC Tennis Center on Sunday afternoon. The match was the final regular season contest for seniors Laura Nastasi (Smithville, NJ), Dayna Reilly (Swansea, MA) and Isabella Romeo (Greenville, RI).
Rhode Island College 6, Worcester State 2
(RIC 14-0, 8-0 LEC)
(Worcester State 8-5, 5-3 LEC)
HOW IT HAPPENED
• Zangari registered a (6-2, 6-0) win over senior Alexis Silk (Auburn, MA) at the No. 2 singles spot. She also teamed with fellow freshman Victoria Vittori (New Bedford, MA) for a hard fought, 9-8 (7-1), win at the third doubles spot against the Lancers team of senior Rachel Green (Worcester, MA) and freshman Marisa Lombardi (Ludlow, MA).
• Reilly posted a perfect (6-0, 6-0) win at No. 1 singles against junior Nathalie Khafaga (Auburn, MA) to wrap un an undefeated season in singles play with a 14-0 mark.
• RIC freshman Hailey Raskob (North Smithfield, RI) clinched the match for the Anchorwomen as she recorded a (6-1, 6-0) win against freshman Monika Mularski (Auburn, MA) at the No. 4 singles spot.
• Romeo posted a (6-2, 7-5) win over freshman Victoria Konicki (Auburn, MA) at the No. 5 spot, while the No. 4 singles match between Nastasi and Green was unfinished due to darkness.
• RIC junior Katherine Braganca (Pawtucket, RI) and freshman Emily Orticerio (Smithfield, RI) picked up an 8-2 victory at second doubles against Silk and freshman Emma Collings (Marion, MA).
• Freshman Dominique Alves (Ludlow, MA) and Khafaga posted an 8-6 win against Reilly and freshman Laurel Ten Eyck (Warwick, RI) at the No. 1 doubles spot. Alves picked up her second win of the day with a (6-0, 6-2) win over Braganca at No. 3 singles.
BY THE NUMBERS
• The 14 wins ties a school record for victories in a season, previously set in 2013 (14-3) and 2014 (14-2). The Anchorwomen have recorded the program's third undefeated regular season, having accomplished this feat in 2004 (13-0) and 1985 (11-0).
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.