Women's Tennis Advances to Little East Championship Final

Jenna Lisi
Jenna Lisi

Providence, R.I.—No. 1-seeded Rhode Island College advanced to the finals with a 5-0 win over No. 5-seeded Bridgewater State in the semifinals of the 2019 Little East Women's Tennis Championship played at the RIC Tennis Center on Friday afternoon.

THE BASICS
Rhode Island College 5, Bridgewater State University 0
Rhode Island College (14-1)
Bridgewater State University (7-9)

HOW IT HAPPENED
• RIC sophomore Michaela Burr (Westerly, RI) and junior Emily Orticerio (Smithfield, RI) defeated BSU graduate student Rachel Tarantino (Mansfield, MA) and senior Angelique Gray (Barnstable, MA), 8-2, at No. 3 doubles as the hosts took a 1-0 lead. 

• RIC freshman Jenna Lisi (Cranston, RI) and junior Laurel Ten Eyck (Warwick, RI) picked up an 8-3 victory against BSU freshman Sailor Nordstrom (New Bedford, MA) and sophomore Vanessa Rosa (Taunton, MA) at No. 1 doubles,  to earn a 2-0 lead.

• RIC junior duo Grace Zangari (Saunderstown, RI) and Hailey Raskob (North Smithfield, RI) defeated BSU junior Olivia Sweeney (Taunton, MA) and senior Emma Mils (Westport, MA), 8-4, at No. 2 doubles to give the Anchorwomen a 3-0 lead in the match.

• Raskob defeated Rosa (6-0, 6-0) at No. 4 singles to pull RIC within a point of clinching the match.

• Lisi defeated Nordstrom (6-0, 6-2) at No. 1 singles to win the contest and send RIC into the finals for the fourth straight season. 

WHAT'S NEXT
In upcoming action, No. 1-seeded Rhode Island College will host No. 2-seeded UMass Boston in the finals match of the 2019 Little East Women's Tennis Championship on Sunday, Oct. 20 (1 p.m.). The Anchorwomen defeated the Beacons, 8-1, in the two club's regular season meeting on Sept. 7.