How It Happened
The Rams fell, 6-1, at Cincinnati on Sunday morning at the Trabert-Talbert Tennis Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Rhody's lone point came at #5 singles, as Ariel Haber earned a straight-set victory, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 over Katya Bure. URI dropped the doubles point but created momentum in singles play. Two sets went to tiebreaker and another finished at 7-5. Three matches went three sets.
No. 1 | Lauren Bellinger (CIN) def. Mihaela Codreanu (URI) 7-5, 6-1
No. 2 | Kelly Poggensee-Wei (CIN) def. Emily Zargham (URI) 6-0, 6-1
No. 3 | Caroline Morton (CIN) def. Rachel Smilansky (URI) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
No. 4 | Harley Hutchison (CIN) def. Tiara Higuchi (URI) 7-6 (7-3), 7-5
No. 5 | Ariel Haber (URI) def. Katya Bure (CIN) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4
No. 6 | Anna Philp (CIN) def. Jordan Rucks (URI) 6-2, 6-2
No. 1 | Bellinger/Poggensee-Wei (CIN) def. Zargham/Alshon (URI) 6-0
No. 2 | Hutchison/Miller (CIN) vs. Codreanu/Higuchi (URI) 5-4, unfinished
No. 3 | Morton/Bramato (CIN) def. Smilansky/Haber (URI) 6-3
"Ariel put it all together today, played with patience and confidence. Overall, I was pleased with our performance today and throughout the weekend. We played another tight match in four of the singles. Mihaela played great in the first set, overall Rachel played a great match, and Tiara had set points in both sets. We are improving each day and gaining valuable experience."
- head coach Tim Murphy
Rhode Island hosts A-10 opponent Fordham on Sunday, April 9 at the Hassenfeld Tennis Complex in Kingston.