Rams Battle at Boston University, Drop 4-3 Match

Rams Battle at Boston University, Drop 4-3 Match

How It Happened
Rhode Island dropped a 4-3 match at Boston University on Thursday.  The Terriers are the defending Patriot League champions.

The Rams earned victories at #1, 2, and 5 singles.  Mihaela Codreanu earned her first victory of the season, taking the first set 7-5 before her opponent retired.  Rachel Smilansky bounced back after dropping her first set to take the next two.  Ariel Haber took a straight set victory, 6-4, 6-4.  Rhody narrowly dropped the doubles point, with #1 and 2 doubles losing, 6-4.

Doubles:
1. Barbara Rodriguez/Sabrina Faybyshev (BU) def. Emily Zargham/Rachel Smilansky (URI) 6-4
2. Remi Ramos/Iryna Kostirko (BU) def. Tiara Higuchi/Mihaela Codreanu (URI) 6-4
3. Madison Craft/Lily O'Fagan (BU) def. Ariel Haber/Nicole Legler (URI) 6-2

Singles:
1. Mihaela Codreanu (URI) def. Iryna Kostirko (BU) 7-5, retired
2. Rachel Smilansky (URI) def. Sabrina Faybyshev (BU) 1-6, 6-4, 6-4
3. Remi Ramos (BU) def. Tiara Higuchi (URI) 6-0, 6-3
4. Madison Craft (BU) def. Emily Zargham (URI) 6-4, 6-2
5. Ariel Haber (URI) def. Lily O'Fagan (BU) 6-4, 6-4
6. Clara Falxa (BU) def. Paige Alshon (URI) 6-2, 6-0

Quotable:
"I am very proud of our development and growth for such a young team! We started 5 freshman in doubles as well as singles.  In singles, Mihaela, Rachel, and Ariel played great matches.  The doubles point was the key to the match."
- head coach Tim Murphy

What's Next
Rhode Island heads to UConn on Sunday, January 29.  The match begins at 10:30 a.m. at the East Hartford Tennis Club.