PROVIDENCE, RI- Despite a stellar come-from-behind singles victory from graduate Carole Allers (Wilton, CT), the Western Connecticut State University women's tennis team was downed at Little East Conference foe Rhode Island College, 8-1, on Tuesday afternoon. With the loss, the Colonials dropped to 5-5 overall and 3-2 in league play, while the Anchorwomen improved to 10-1 and remained unbeaten in LEC play at 7-0.
"We were missing a couple of players from the starting lineup, however, Rhode Island College is very strong. They're the best in the conference. I'm proud of our ladies with the fight that they showed today," stated WestConn head coach Shawn Stillman after play.
Allers defeated junior Grace Zangari (Saunderstown, RI) (6-1, 6-4, 8-10) at No. 2 singles.
RIC junior Emily Orticerio (Smithfield, RI) and sophomore Michaela Burr (Westerly, RI) picked up an 8-1 win at No. 2 doubles, defeating the WestConn tandem of freshman Sarah Silva (Danbury, CT) and junior Lesley Coronel (Danbury, CT).
RIC juniors Victoria Vittori (New Bedford, MA) and Laurel Ten Eyck (Warwick, RI) defeated WestConn junior Maria Madden (Rhinebeck, NY) and senior Sarah Warkowski (Bristol, CT), 8-0 at No. 3 doubles.
RIC junior Serena Bobola (Cranston, RI) defeated Madden (6-0, 6-1) at No. 6 singles.
Raskob defeated Coronel (6-0, 6-0) at No. 3 singles.
Vittori defeated Warkowski (6-2, 6-1) at No. 4 singles.
RIC sophomore Clara Siegmund (Pomfret, CT) defeated Silva (6-2, 6-2) at No. 5 singles.
Lisi defeated Chapman (6-3, 6-1) at No. 1 singles.
The Colonials return to action at non-conference opponent Farmingdale State on Friday at 3:30 p.m.