How It Happened
After dropping the doubles point, Rhode Island rallied to win four of the six singles matches en route to a 4-3 victory at Bryant on Tuesday afternoon. Mihaela Codreanu, Taylor Holden, Rachel Smilansky, and Ariel Haber each took home victories in singles play.
at Bryant (W, 4-3)
#1- Marion Boullin/Ryan Brown (BRY) def. Taylor Holden/Ariel Haber (URI), 6-0
#2 - Nina Luiggi/Megan Tan (BRY) def. Mihaela Codreanu/Tiara Higuchi (URI), 7-5
#3 - Stef Arroyo/Briana Leonard (BRY) def. Rachel Smilansky/Nicole Legler (URI), 7-6 (7-4)
#1 - Mihaela Codreanu (URI) def. Ryan Brown (BRY), 6-2, 6-1
#2 - Taylor Holden (URI) def. Marion Boullin (BRY), 6-2, 6-1
#3 - Nina Luiggi (BRY) def. Tiara Higuchi (URI), 6-3, 7-5
#4 - Rachel Smilansky (URI) def. Stef Arroyo (BRY), 6-4, 7-6
#5 - Ariel Haber (URI) def. Briana Leonard (BRY), 7-5, 6-4
#6 - Megan Tan (BRY) def. Emily Zargham (URI), 4-6, 6-3, 7-6
"This afternoon was a great team effort in the victory, especially after losing the doubles point. Mihaela played her best match of this young season. Overall, we played with a lot of grit and toughness for a young team on the road."
- head coach Tim Murphy
Rhode Island travels to Providence on Saturday, Oct. 1 to square off against the Friars at 10 a.m.