How It Happened
Rhode Island earned a 4-3 victory at Northern Kentucky this afternoon. The Rams began with two wins in doubles play, earning a valuable point to start the match. Mihaela Codreanu/Tiara Higuchi won, 6-1, at #2 doubles before Nicole Legler/Rachel Smilansky took a 6-3 victory at #3 doubles.
After dropping the first three matches in singles play, the Rams rallied back to take the team win with three straight singles victories Smilansky won in three sets at #2 singles, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 before Emily Zargham also battled to a three-set win, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. Tiara Higuchi clinched the win with a three-set affair, 6-4, 6-7, 6-1.
1. Margita Sunjic (NKU) def. Mihaela Codreanu (URI), 6-1, 6-3
2. Rachel Smilansky (URI) def. Klara Skopac (NKU) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
3. Emily Zargham (URI) def. Sydney Power (NKU) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
4. Katja Dijanezevic (NKU) def. Ariel Haber (URI) 6-2, 6-4
5. Tiara Higuchi (URI) def. Danielle Donahue (NKU) 6-4, 6-7(3), 6-1
6. Sierra Nellessen (NKU) def. Nicole Legler (URI) 6-4, 6-0
1. Klara Skopac/Margita Sunjic (NKU) def. Ariel Haber/Emily Zargham (URI) 6-1
2. Mihaela Codreanu/Tiara Higuchi (URI) def. Katja Dijanezevic/Danielle Donahue (NKU) 6-1
3. Nicole Legler/Rachel Smilansky (URI) def. Sydney Power/Yasmine Xantos (NKU) 6-3
Rhode Island continue on its road swing this weekend, playing at Cincinnati on Saturday, April 1 and at Dayton on Sunday, April 2.