How It Happened
Rhode Island cruised to its first Atlantic 10 match victory this afternoon in Philadelphia, downing La Salle, 6-1. The match was played at Swarthmore College.
The Rams swept through the doubles point and took five of the six singles matches in straight sets en route to the team win. Rhody did not let up a set through the match vs. the Explorers.
No. 1 | Mihaela Codreanu (URI) def. Brittany Poje (LAS) 6-2, 6-2
No. 2 | Emily Zargham (URI) vs. Ali Snyder (LAS) 6-3, 1-2 DNF
No. 3 | Rachel Smilansky (URI) def. Ally Santarelli (LAS) 6-0, 6-0
No. 4 | Tiara Higuchi (URI) def. Jade Smith (LAS) 6-1, 6-1
No. 5 | Ariel Haber (URI) def. Jayla Smith (LAS) 6-2, 6-1
No. 6 | Jordan Rucks (URI) def. Maansi Malhotra (LAS) 6-2, 6-2
No. 1 | Zargham/Smilansky (URI) def. Poje/Snyder (LAS) 6-4
No. 2 | Codreanu/Higuchi (URI) def. Santarelli/Jade Smith (LAS) 6-1
No. 3 | Haber/Rucks (URI) def. Jayla Smith/Malhotra (LAS) 6-2
"Everyone played very well today. Jordan had a career day winning both her singles and doubles matches. We didn't let up a set and it was another step in right direction for our program. We are making small improvements, which are now starting to show in match play."
- head coach Tim Murphy
Rhode Island plays one more in Philadelphia tomorrow, heading to Hawk Hill to take on Saint Joseph's on April 15 at 1 p.m.