Rhode Island Drops Regular-Season Finale at UMass, 4-0

Photo Credit: Mike Scott
Photo Credit: Mike Scott

How It Happened
Massachusetts (16-4, 4-1 Atlantic 10) swept Rhode Island, 4-0, as the teams played to clinch Thursday afternoon.

Rhode Island (6-8, 1-3 A-10) dropped its fourth straight match. Freshman Erin Chratian and junior Mihaela Codreanu were still playing at No. 1 and No. 3 singles, respectively, when the match was sealed by UMass.

Despite a loss at No. 5 singles, freshman Paulina Loredo again played well. She gave Martina Bocchi a competitive match before falling, 7-5, 6-4.

1. Janja Kovacevic (UM) vs. Erin Chratian; 6-4, 5-2 (unfinished)
2. Jodie Lawrence-Taylor (UM) def. Tiara Higuchi; 6-1, 6-2
3. Ruth Crawford (UM) vs. Mihaela Codreanu; 6-4, 4-1 (unfinished)
4. Anna Napadiy (UM) def. Halah Davis; 6-4. 6-1
5. Martina Bocchi (UM) def. Paulina Loredo; 7-5, 6-4
6. Jovana Bogicevic (UM) def. Sydney Chratian; 6-0, 6-1

What's Next
Rhode Island will travel to Orlando to compete at the Atlantic 10 Championship next week. The four-day event begins Wednesday, April 24.