Anchor Staff Writer
Rhode Island College’s women’s tennis team took on Curry College at home on Thursday, in hopes of clenching their fifth win of this season. Not only did the Anchorwomen succeed in doing so, but they also kept on with their perfect record and put up their fourth shutout victory. In the potential 45 matches that'll be played all season, the Anchorwomen have only lost one match – which was to Salve Regina in RIC's eventual 8-1 victory on Sept. 3.
In front of 125 attendants, Audra Siegmund, Serena Babola and Lauren Macera led the team with complete shutouts against their opponents. Following closely behind, their teammates Sarah Gonick, Erica Botelho and Jenna Lisi kept their opponents at bay and secured their respective matches as well, with little to no damage done.
During the double matches, Lisi teamed up with Macera to outscore their opponents 8-0. Likewise, Babola and Botelho won their match by an outcome of 8-1, and Amara Devine alongside Amiah Sommer bested their rival by a score of 8-3. After those three double wins, and the aforementioned six single wins, RIC completed their game versus the Colonels with a final 9-0 victory.
The Anchorwomen then visited the University of Southern Maine on Saturday, where they secured their fifth shutout win of the year, and sixth win in total this season. In singles action, RIC captured every set 6-0, except for one that was a forfeit in favor of the Anchorwomen. In doubles action, RIC would only drop a single game throughout the three matches. The Anchorwomen progress to thirty-five and one in singles competitions and eighteen and zero in doubles play.
Coming off of a 16-1 season in which they made it all the way to the Division III NCAA championship against John Hopkins University, it’s no doubt that RIC have high hopes for this year. Though it’s still early in their season, their perfect win record and near spotless match record indicates that these ladies might just be on their way to repeating the same successes as last year. The women’s tennis team’s next game will be an away game on Tuesday, Oct. 4 versus Plymouth State University.