Rhode Island Competes at the ITA Northeast Regional Championship

Rhode Island Competes at the ITA Northeast Regional Championship

How It Happened
Rhode Island finished up its fall season of competition at the ITA Northeast Regional Championship, hosted by Yale University in New Haven, Conn.

Three Rams - Taylor Holden, Tiara Higuchi, and Rachel Smilansky - competed in the qualifying rounds of singles play on Thursday, Oct. 20.  The following day, Holden and Smilansky teamed up in the main doubles draw before Mihaela Codreanu played in the main singles bracket on Saturday morning.

at ITA Northeast Regional
Qualifying Singles Round - Oct. 20
Olga Ostrovetsky (Binghamton) def. Taylor Holden (URI), 6-4, 7-6 (4)
Madison Stevens (Cornell) def. Tiara Higuchi (URI), 6-0, 6-2
Lea Winkler (Drexel) def. Rachel Smilansky (URI), 1-6, 6-1, 6-2

Main Doubles Draw - Oct. 21
Dayna Lord/Alyza Benotto (Brown) def. Taylor Holden/Rachel Smilansky (URI), 8-3

Main Singles Draw - Oct. 22
Avika Sagwal (Wagner) def. Mihaela Codreanu (URI), 4-6, 7-5, 6-1

Quotable:
"It was good to have our team compete against some of the best competition in the Northeast - and the country.  Taylor, Tiara, Rachel, and Mihaela earned their spots in this field and I'm proud of the way we have played and progressed throughout the fall.  We will focus on putting in the work at practice and in the weight room during the intercession as we prepare for a very challenging spring."
- head coach Tim Murphy

What's Next
Rhode Island begins its 2017 spring campaign on Jan. 21 when it plays at Brown.