How It Happened
Rhode Island opened up its spring 2017 season at Brown on Saturday, dropping a 7-0 decision to the Bears.
The Rams were without two members of their regular lineup - Taylor Holden and Rachel Smilansky - but battled the #60-ranked Bears in Providence.
1. Dayna Lord/Alyza Benotto (B) def. Mihaela Codreanu/Tiara Higuchi (URI) 6-3
2. Maddie Stearns/Mariska Chamdani (B) def. Emily Zargham/Nicole Legler (URI) 6-3
3. Devon Jack/Juliana Simon (B) def. Paige Alshon/Ariel Haber (URI) 6-1
1. Dayna Lord (B) def. Mihaela Codreanu (URI) 6-2 6-1
2. Alyza Benotto (B) def, Tiara Higuchi (URI) 6-4 6-3
3. Maddie Stearns (B) def. Emily Zargham (URI) 6-2 6-4
4. Devon Jack (B) def. Ariel Haber (URI) 6-4 6-2
5. Juliana Simon (B) def. Jordan Rucks (URI) 6-1 6-1
6. Taylor Cosme (B) def. Paige Alshon (URI) 6-0 6-0
"I am very proud of the way we competed against Brown - one of the best teams on our schedule this season. We played tough at the #1 and 2 doubles and 2, 3, and 4 singles before losing. The score doesn't indicate the closeness of the match. It was a good starting point."
- head coach Tim Murphy
Rhode Island heads to Boston University on Thursday, January 26.